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Natiq Aghaami oglu Aliyev (Azerbaijani: Natiq Ağaəmi oğlu Əliyev; November 23, 1947 – June 9, 2017) was an Azerbaijani politician. He served as the president of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic and was the Minister of Industry and Energy of Azerbaijan Republic at the time of his death.

Natig Aliyev
Natiq Əliyev
Natiq Aliyev - World Economic Forum on the Middle East, North Africa and Eurasia 2012 crop.jpg
Aliyev at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East, North Africa and Eurasia in 2012
Minister of Industry and Energy of Azerbaijan Republic
In office
December 6, 2004 – June 9, 2017
President Ilham Aliyev
Preceded by office established
Succeeded by Parviz Shahbazov
Personal details
Born (1947-11-23)November 23, 1947
Baku, Azerbaijan
Died June 9, 2017(2017-06-09) (aged 69)
Istanbul, Turkey


Early lifeEdit

Aliyev was born on November 23, 1947 in Baku, Azerbaijan. He graduated from secondary school in 1965.[1] In 1970, he graduated from Azerbaijan State Oil Academy. He has a PhD in Geology-Mineralogy Sciences. He started working in the field once he was employed by Xəzərdənizneft state concern in 1970. Starting from 1984, Aliyev was appointed the Chief Instructor of Department at the administration of Central Committee of Azerbaijan Communist Party. In 1989-1991, he worked as Director of the Economic-Social Issues Department. In 1992, he appointed the Director of Ipesko representative office in Baku. At the same time, he worked as a consultant at SOCAR conducting research work for geophysical and geological projects, consulted on exploration and development, transportation and refining of oil, etc.[2]

Political careerEdit

In 1993, he was appointed the Chairman of Board of Director and President of State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic by President Heydar Aliyev. He retained the post of the President until December 6, 2004 when he was appointed the Minister of Industry and Energy of Azerbaijan Republic.[2] Rovnag Abdullayev replaced Aliyev as the head of SOCAR.[3]


Aliyev died on June 9, 2017 at Florence Nightingale Hospital in Istanbul from a heart ailment after suffering a heart attack the week before in Baku.[4][5]

Works and awardsEdit

Aliyev was the Chairman of the State Committee for Development of Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli fields and is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC). He authored more than 100 scientific publications, articles and books. In 2008, he was elected a member of the International Engineering Academy in Moscow. Aliyev has been awarded with Shohrat Order due to service in development of oil industry in Azerbaijan Republic. He was also awarded with Order of the Glory of Georgia, Legion d’Honneur of France and Meritted Engineer Medal of Azerbaijan Republic.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Azerbaijan's energy minister Natig Aliyev dies - UPDATED". Azeri News Agency. 9 June 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c "Biographies. Natig Aliyev". Retrieved 2010-11-12. 
  3. ^ "Azerbaijan's President Appoints New Industry and Energy Minister". Caucaz Europenews. 2004-12-12. Retrieved 2010-11-12. 
  4. ^ "Azerbaijan's energy minister dies at 69". Anadolu Agency. Retrieved 9 June 2017. 
  5. ^ "Azeri energy minister Natig Aliyev dies of heart complaint in Turkey: Report". Zee News. Retrieved 9 June 2017.