The  department  of   Drilling  of  oil  and gas  wells  was  founded  in  2012.  The  department  is  a  part  of  the  Oil  industry faculty  of  Balkanabat  branch  and  is one of the important  structural  departments  of  the university.

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

      At  the  Drilling  of  oil and gas wells  department of the Oil  industry  faculty of  Balkanabat  branch  of  Yagshygeldi  Kakayev International  oil  and  gas  university,  highly  qualified  specialists  are  being  trained  in  the  specialty  of  “Drilling of oil and gas wells” 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 engineers with higher education in the specialty of “Drilling of oil and gas wells”.

      The department includes:

    - 1 specialized class.

    - 1 computer class;

    - Drilling fluids and grouting compositions laboratory;

    - Oil  and  gas  and chemical   technologies  basic  department  at  the “Nebitgazylmytaslama”  Institute of  the Türkmennebit  State Concern.