The   department  of  Geology  and  geochemistry  was  founded  in  2012. The department is  a  part  of  the Geology  faculty and  is  one  of   the important structural departments of the university.

      The  main  task  of  the  department  is  the  organization and  establishment  of educational, scientific-research and design work in accordance with the requirements of the time.

      At    the  Geology  and  geochemistry  department  of  the  Geology  faculty  of  Yagshygeldi   Kakayev International  oil  and  gas  university, highly qualified  specialists are being trained in the specialty of “Oil  and  gas geology” as well as bachelors in the direction of “Geology and exploration of mineral deposits” for  the  Türkmengaz State  Concern,  the  Türkmennebit  State  Concern, the  Türkmengeologiýa  State  Corporation  and    other administrative departments and enterprises of Oil and gas complex of Turkmenistan.

      The department graduates mining engineer-geologistswith higher education in the specialty of “Oil and gas geology” and bachelors in the direction of “Geology and exploration of mineral deposits”.

      The departmentincludes:

       - General geology laboratory;

      - Lithology and petrography laboratory;

      - Geochemistry of oil and gas laboratory;

      - Paleontology and reservoir properties of rocks laboratory.