Training of drilling engineers that lead the construction of wells for extracting oil, gas, water and solid minerals from the Earth bowels. Drilling engineers are engaged in remote control of downhole deepening, fixing rocks on its walls, creating a well support from high-strength pipes and cement mortar, opening productive deposits and causing an influx of oil and gas, eliminating complications and accidents. The profession is in great demand in the labor market of Kazakhstan and the world.
The program includes a combination of natural, mathematical and engineering courses and teaches novice-drilling engineers the basics of designing, drilling and operating well systems.
Students study the technique and technology of drilling wells, the physics of destruction process related to rocks during the drilling, methods of geophysical studies of wells, types of drilling and grouting solutions, methods on opening and development of wells, geological navigation of wells during inclined drilling, methods of drilling deep-sea wells, the basics of drilling supervision, ways to prevent accidents and complications during drilling of oil-gas, exploration and geo-technological wells.
Students have many opportunities to develop skills and knowledge in drilling engineering outside of the classroom, including the student organizations and internships in industry.
Students take part in International Society of Petroleum Engineers (Society of Petroleum Engineers), an international non-profit organization of oil industry technicians. The company’s main goal is accumulation and dissemination of knowledge in the field of oil exploration and production, development of related technologies. The company's offices are located in Moscow, Dallas, Houston, London, Dubai and Kuala Lumpur. SPE members are more than 100 thousand people, including more than 28 thousand students.
Department’s students undergo practical training at Satbayev University training ground and are interned at the best domestic and international companies, including “Baker Hughes”, “Schlumberger”, “Halliburton”, “Chevron”, “KazMunayGas”, “Rosneft”, “Lukoil”, “Eni”, “CNPC”, “ExxonMobil", "Total", "Royal Dutch Shell", and “Maersk Oil". Department’s some students work and gain experience in international locations from the UAE to the North Sea. The best students can get additional education under the academic mobility program at institutions in Western and Eastern Europe.
Graduates obtain “Bachelor of Engineering and Technology” qualification in two areas: 1) Drilling wells for oil and gas, 2) Drilling wells for solid minerals and water. In the first direction of training, they can work in oil-gas industry in exploration and operation of oil and gas fields, in the second direction - in exploration industry, as well as in exploration and operation of deposits of solid minerals and water as specialists in the field of technology for construction of oil and gas wells, their repair, conservation, liquidation and drilling.