In 2012, Oil industry faculty was founded at the Balkanabad branch of the Yagshygeldi Kakayev International Oil and Gas University.
The departments of Geology and geophysics,Oil industry equipment, Drilling of oil and gas wells, Chemistry and energy, General technical disciplines function at the faculty.The faculty graduates mining engineers in the specialties of "Geophysical methods of prospecting and exploration of mineral deposits", "Oil and gas geology", "Drilling of oil and gas wells",mechanical engineers in the specialty of "Design, construction and operation of oil and gas pipelines and oil and gas storage facilities", electrical engineers in the specialty of "Power supply", electrical engineers in the specialty of "Electric drive and automation of industrial plants and technological complexes", engineers-chemists-technologists in the specialty of "Chemical technology of oil and gas refining", as well as bachelors in the direction of "Electric power and electric engineering". After graduation, they work in the state concerns Türkmengaz, Türkmennebit of the oil and gas complex of Turkmenistan, the state corporation Türkmengeologiýa, the state concern Türkmenhimiýa, research institutes, as well as in relevant management industry organizations.
“Oil and gas and chemical technologies” basic department of the Oil industry faculty functions at the Nebitgazylmytaslama Institute of the Türkmennebit State Concern. The theoretical knowledge gained at this department is consolidated by students in production and they actively participate in research and design work.
The faculty conducts research work in priority areas of science. From the research works provided by the Action Plan to implement the Program for the development of the oil and gas complex of Turkmenistan for 2019-2025 and the Concept for the development of the digital economy in Turkmenistan for 2019-2025, the departments of the faculty conduct research works on the topics: “Development and management of oil and gas deposits using digital intelligent technologies”,“The importance of new industrial research for increasing hydrocarbon reserves in the West Turkmen basin”, “Technology of geophysical surveys of shallow and deviated wells”, “Analysis of the technological features of drilling an offshore well located in sea shallows at the western Cheleken field”, “Preparation of oil and gas for long-distance transport”, “Use of advanced technologies for measuring and accounting of the amount of oil in the reservoir”.
Based on world experience, with the development of the offshore oil and gas industry, which is very perspective in our country, students of the "Drilling oil and gas wells" specialty study the basics of equipment and technology for oil and gas production in the subjects "Technique and technology of offshore oil and gas facilities", "Technique and technology of offshore development of oil and gas fields”, “Peculiarities of drilling in mining, geological and marine conditions of Turkmenistan”, “Difficult situations and accidents during offshore oil and gas drilling”.The students practice at the production facilities of Petronas Carigali (Turkmenistan) Sdn Bhd, a foreign oil and gas company in the Caspian Sea.
The classrooms of the Oil industry faculty are provided with modern equipment.There are classes for diploma and term projects, computer and modelig classes, 5 laboratories for teaching and research.
There are scientific classes at the faculty of the Oil industry where students can study the works of the Hero Arkadag, the domestic and foreign policies of our Esteemed President, and also study the developments of the country's oil and gasindustry using multimedia devices.The results of research conducted by teachers and students of the faculty are published in domestic and foreign journals in the form of abstracts and articles.
Also, teachers and students of the faculty actively participate in the events at the international and state level.