Svetlana Ikkonikova Dr. Svetlana Ikonnikova is a Research Scientist and Senior Energy Economist in the Bureau of Economic Geology at The University of Texas at Austin. She received B.Sc. and M.S. degrees in applied mathematics and physics, a Ph.D. in economics and management science, with postdoctoral study focus on energy and environmental regulation. Over fifteen years, she has been conducting research on energy markets and industry developments, studying electric power industry, renewable energy sustainability, natural gas and oil supply capabilities in the U.S., EU, and FSU. She is a Principle Investigator and a lead modeler in the inter-disciplinary study of many major U.S. shale gas and oil plays, focusing on resource and production evaluation, with the goal to build the future production outlooks for each play.