The Institute prepares geologists and oil workers with knowledge of modern methods and techniques in the field of mineral exploration, as well as modern programs for processing and interpreting geophysical data. Graduates become specialists in ore and oil geology, geophysics, hydrogeology and drilling.
Today, according to leading scientists, Kazakhstan ranks sixth in the world in terms of natural resources. Of the 110 elements of the Mendeleyev Table in its depths, 99 have been identified, 70 have been explored, and 60 have been explored. The geologist's profession is one of the most sought-after in the republic, and as a multiprofile gives the opportunity to quickly re-qualify, if necessary. Among graduates of the Institute are mayors of districts, regions, presidents of oil companies.
The school was founded in 1934, when the opening of the geological exploration department took place at the Mining and Metallurgical Institute. In 1949, the department "Geophysics" was opened, which became one of the main in KazGMS. In 2000, the Institute of Geology and Oil and Gas Business was established on the basis of the already existing two faculties - geological exploration and oil exploration. In 2006, the institute was given the name of a prominent public figure, scientist-geologist Karatay Turysov.
The Institute includes 7 departments: "Technology and technology of drilling wells", "Development and operation of oil and gas fields", "Hydrogeology and engineering geology", "Geological survey, search and exploration of mineral deposits", "Transportation and storage of oil and gas "," Geophysics "and" Geology of oil and gas. "
The institute's programs are based on the latest achievements of the oil and gas industry. The graduates know modern technologies for prospecting and exploration of mineral deposits, groundwater of various types, geophysical methods for exploring wells and searching for minerals, drilling oil and gas wells, and developing and operating gas-oil pipelines and gas-oil storages on land and at sea. As part of the training, students carry out field work using advanced modern equipment, own software products such as "Geosoft", "Petrel", etc., which are widely used in the world practice of prospecting for minerals.
The Institute has a strong material and technical and laboratory base, modern innovative infrastructures and all the necessary innovative technologies for training. It has a unique mineralogical center for studying the material composition at the micro level and the richest mineralogical museum.
Students get access to modern programs that are used in production during data processing and interpretation, namely: the program for structural and block modeling and stock counting Studio RM, the Oasic Montaj gravity and geomagnetic field simulation program, the Echos seismic and logging data processing and interpretation programs and Geolog Focus, Surpac, Micromine, Arcgis and Mapinfo.
The educational process at the Institute is combined with research work, in the process of which students have the opportunity to participate in funded research projects. Based on the results of scientific research, the staff of the department "Geophysics" created a database of hydrocarbon fields in Kazakhstan for integrated analysis and modeling of geological and geophysical data.
The Institute actively conducts international activities, maintains close ties with the institutions of the United States, Europe, Russia, etc. Thus, students have the opportunity to practice at the training ground of the Colorado Institute of Mining (Denver, USA), to study the double-diploma education system at the University of Lorraine (Nancy, France). Students undergo scientific internships at Adam Mickiewicz University (Poland), University of Warsaw (Poland), Tomsk Polytechnic University (Russia). Bergakademie Freiberg (Germany), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium), Natural History Museum (London, United Kingdom).
Along with a rich academic program, student life includes the activities of the student departments of the international professional organizations of the engineers of the oil and gas industry (Society of Petroleum Engineers) and specialists in exploration geophysics (Society of Exploration Geophysicists). At the moment, students participate as volunteers in the preparation of the international EAGE conference.
Practical training students take place at the enterprises "Kazgeology", "Kazakhmys", "Kazminereals" Kazatomprom, MTD "Yuzhkaznedra", MTD "Sevkaznedra", in the companies "Milysay", "Volkovgeology", GRE-23, "Kazphosphate", " TsentrgeolSemka "," Maikainzoloto ", in the Institute of Geological Sciences. Graduates of the Institute work in the geological departments of the major oil and gas companies Baker Hughes, KazMunaiGas, Karachaganak Petroleum Operating, Tengizchevroil Schlumberger, Karazhanbasmunai, CNPC-Aktobe, and also in various industrial and scientific organizations.