Askar Syzdykov

Askar Syzdykov


Professional biography

Director of the Institute of Geology and Oil and Gas Business named after Karatay Turysov.

Academic degree: Candidate of Technical Sciences (diploma TN No. 117776 dated 03/15/1989, Moscow, Higher Attestation Commission under the Council of Ministers of the USSR).

Academic title: SNS/associate professor (certificate of CH No. 066321 dated 17.10.1990, Moscow, Higher Attestation Commission under the Council of Ministers of the USSR).

Mining engineer specializing in technic and technology of exploration of mineral deposits.

Academician (member of the Presidium) of the National Academy of Mineral Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan  / , Academician of the National Academy of Mining Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Academician of the International Academy of Informatization at the United Nations

He began his professional and pedagogical activity in 1980 as an engineer at the branch laboratory "Effective methods of drilling exploration wells" of KazPTI named after V.I. Lenin. From 1980 to 1984, he worked at the MNC, SNC laboratories. From 1984 to 1992, he worked as a teacher, senior lecturer, associate professor of the Department of Technology and Technology of Drilling Wells.

From 1993 to 2017, he worked in various domestic and foreign production and management companies in the geological and oil and gas industry of the republic. He held various executive and managerial positions in the system of JSC National Company KazMunaiGas

- Zhambyl branch of KazTransGas CJSC (now JSC NC QAZAQGAZ) - Director of the enterprise under construction (construction of production and infrastructure facilities of the Amangeldy field, commissioning of production and infrastructure facilities);

- Amangeldy Gaz LLP - Deputy General Director, General Director (operation of the Amangeldy gas condensate field, construction of production and infrastructure facilities of the Amangeldy group of fields);

- JSC KazTransGas (now JSC NC QAZAQGAZ) - Director of the Department for the Development of Gas fields; Managing Director for Geology and Subsoil Use (formation of a resource base for gas, including associated petroleum gas and coalbed methane);

- KMG Karachaganak LLP - Director of the Business Support Department;

- Kaspiymunaigas Research Institute LLP (now Atyrau branch of KMGI Engineering) - Advisor to the General Director.

Since January 2018, he has been working at Satbayev University.

Over the years, he completed internships in Norway, Oslo (Statoil oil and gas company - ); USA, Houston (Miller & Lents - Global oil and gas consulting firm - ); Great Britain, Reading (University of Reading - ); Spain, G. Solterreno (Mindful Academy Solterreno –;

Author of more than 50 published scientific papers (scientific articles Scopus Q1, Q2, Q3, monographs – 1, textbooks - 1, textbooks – 1; inventions -10, including copyright certificates of the USSR and patents of the USA, Sweden, Canada, Japan and Germany. The Diamond Drilling Crown passed large-scale industrial tests at the deposits of the USSR and the state acceptance commission has accepted it into serial production at the Kabardino-Balkarian Diamond Tools Plant (now the Tersk Diamond Tools Plant)..

He is the supervisor of 5 doctoral students.

He prepared and graduated one Doctor of Philosophy PhD (


- member of the editorial board of the magazine "Oil and Gas",

- Member of the NTS for the review of R&D projects of the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan,

- Independent Director, Chairman of the Human Resources, Remuneration and Social Affairs Committee of the Board of Directors of JSC National Geological Survey.

He is the holder of the titles:

- "Honorary Prospector of the Subsoil of the Republic of Kazakhstan"

- "Honored Worker of the Oil and Gas industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan"

- Laureate of the K.I. Satpayev State Nominal Prize for scientific work "Ways to improve the efficiency and environmental friendliness of the development of mineral resources".


1975-1980 - V.I. Lenin Kazakh Polytechnic Institute, Faculty of Petroleum, specialty – "Technology and technology of exploration of mineral deposits" (specialty);

1985-1988 - Leningrad Mining Institute named after G.V. Plekhanov, specialty "Development of technology and techniques for drilling wells" (postgraduate study);

2010-2012 - Kazakh-British Technical University, "Management in the oil and gas industry" (doctoral degree).

Geology and Oil-gas Business Institute named after K. Turyssov

The Institute trains specialists in the field of earth science (geologists, geophysicists, oilmen and hydrogeologists) and in the field of chemical engineering, engineering biotechnology, environmental specialists in the field of environmental protection for mining and geological, chemical, petrochemical, biotechnological, energy, mining and metallurgical, oil production and oil refining, oil-gas chemical industries. Graduates become specialists in ore and petroleum geology, geophysics, hydrogeology, drilling, etc.

The Institute has a powerful material and technical, scientific-educational and laboratory base, equipped with modern innovative infrastructures and all the necessary innovative technologies for use in the educational process. There is a unique mineralogical center for the study of the material composition at micro level and the richest mineralogical museum. All educational programs are reviewed by employers, professional associations and alumni.

At the institute, the educational process is combined with research work, where students have the opportunity to participate in funded research projects. The teaching staff, students, undergraduates and doctoral students are actively involved in the funded research projects of the institute. Institute has a Council of Young Scientists.

Institute is actively involved in scientific work. Forums are organized and held at the international level, where specialists from leading oil and geological exploration and mining companies of the regional and international level are invited, scientific and practical conferences, intellectual games, professional trainings.

 Institute maintains close ties with the institutes of the USA, Europe, Russia, etc. Students have the opportunity to undergo practical training, scientific internships and study under the system of double-diploma education.

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Rinat Akpanbaev

Deputy Director

ГУК 317


Assyl Makyzhanova

Deputy Director

ГУК 325


7179 (вн.)




7041 (вн.)


Askar Syzdykov


ГУК 325



Zaira Mataeva

Deputy Director

ГУК 329

7220 (вн.)


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