Marina Voskanian

Marina Voskanian

Chief of the Mineral Resources Management Division

With 12 years in the private sector and 33 years performing government service, Marina Voskanian provides the State Lands Commission extensive expertise in all aspects of mineral and renewable resource extraction and development. Marina leads the Commission’s Mineral Resources Management Division in the capacity of Division Chief. She guides it’s staff in delivering to the state’s General Fund the maximum revenues possible from minerals resources recovered from state leased lands. Marina’s technical skills, sharpened through continuous exposure to professional scientific organizations, have given the Commission a leading-edge position in decision making relating to mineral leasing and development.  She takes great pride in being a part of the Division’s success and long history of lease safety and environmental protection. She has advocated initiatives within the Division that have fostered excellence in engineering, operations, planning, and financial specialties.

Marina has dedicated personal time teaching petroleum engineering courses over a period of four years in California Polytechnical University in Pomona, and 15 years at the University of Southern California.

She enjoys the camaraderie of professional technical societies and organizations, and associating with other state and federal agencies, and believes in the value and benefits that collaborating with these organizations bring to the Commission.

Marina holds graduate degrees in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Southern California.  She is Registered Petroleum Engineer (P.E.) in California and is a Distinguished Member and Distinguished Lecturer within the Society of Petroleum Engineers and has given lectures in 30 countries promoting operational safety and environmental protection.

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