Master in Petroleum Engineering


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Program Description

The Faculty of Energy and Oil and Gas industry is a foreground faculty of KBTU because of its affiliated status with KazMunaiGas, and also its close relation with other companies of the oil and gas sector, which are partners of KBTU. They provide the university with technological, scientific, financial, and other resources that promote the high quality of educational programs at KBTU, in the oil and gas business.

The master program "Oil and Gas Business" carries out the preparation of highly qualified and in-demand specialists for the oil and gas industry. Postgraduate students of the Oil and gas engineering department will gain a wide range of knowledge while passing through the course. Graduates can work in various areas of the petroleum industry such as exploration, drilling, production and transportation of hydrocarbon raw materials, development of oil and gas fields, wells logging, and also environmental protection of the enterprises of oil and gas sector.

Taught courses:

  • General disciplines
  • Geology of oil and gas fields
  • Modern drilling methods
  • Petroleum production
  • Development of oil and gas fields
  • Reservoir modeling (Petrel, Eclipse)
  • Hydrodynamic researches of wells (Saphire)
  • Methods of raising oil recovery and intensification of production
  • Economy and management in the petroleum industry
  • + master dissertation

Advantages of Master Program "Oil and Gas Business"

Duration – 1 year

You will study the full set of necessary disciplines for acquiring a Master of Science degree in oil and gas business only in a single year.


Courses are conducted by the Kazakhstani and foreign professors of our partner universities in Russia and the EU, who have a wide experience in the petroleum industry.

Individual approach

Each graduate student can choose a topic of dissertation according to their professional activity and personal preferences. Groups are formed to perform research directed by various petroleum companies.

Classes are held as modules in the evening

The convenient schedule will allow students to combine education and work.

Teaching according to programs of western Higher Education Institutions.

Classes take place using materials of such HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS as Stanford University, Herriot-Watt University, and The Russian State University of Oil and Gas named after Gubkin and Tyumen State Oil and Gas University.

The modern level of infrastructure, technologies, and methods of educational

KBTU has many opportunities for teaching students, including special requirements of different petroleum enterprises:

  • laboratories equipped with the modern software – Landmark, Schlumberger, Paradigm, DrillSim
  • oil-field chemistry and protection against corrosion laboratory
  • drilling equipment laboratory
  • drilling oil and gas wells laboratory
  • oil and gas fields development laboratory
  • "Invensys" Laboratory

DrillSim drilling simulator

DrillSim-5 and DrillSim-20 will allow students to receive practical skills of all types of work that are performed on a drilling rig. On the machine you can learn 'Run in Hole' and 'Put out of hole' (RIH and POOH) operations, drilling, well control, killing of a well, and well completion after work-over.

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee for the program was optimized according to the situation in the market and provides discounts for graduates of KBTU and excellent students.

Admissions and Document Submission

Documents are submitted from July 1 to July 29 to the following address:

Almaty, Tole Bi street., 59, office 332.

Admissions assessment is from 1st - 20th August including the following disciplines:

  • English
  • Disciplines of specialty (geology, drilling, production)

List of required documents:

  • notarized copies of the higher education diploma with supplements
  • personal form of personnel record
  • 6 photographs (3x4)
  • copy of the identity card
  • copy of the labor book (if any)
  • medical certificate No. 086- y
  • CV
  • recommendation letter
  • copy of certifies: TOEFL>560 or IELTS> 6.0

Contact details:

Address: Almaty, Tole Bi St., 59, 332 cab.
Phone: +7 (727) 2725615, 2725129

Last updated Jun 2020

About the School

KBTU considers its mission to provide high-quality education for future leaders in business and industry, to promote innovative technologies and research in the most advanced and prospective areas of ... Read More

KBTU considers its mission to provide high-quality education for future leaders in business and industry, to promote innovative technologies and research in the most advanced and prospective areas of science for the benefit of the region and the country as a whole. The strategic vision of the University is to promote the ideals of academic excellence, scientific progress, and national well-being, to maintain the status of an undisputed leader in the field of technical and business education. The major goals and ambitions of the university are the creation of a scientific and educational center with highly qualified scientific and pedagogical potential and a developed modern material and technical base, the development of a dual vocational training, training of highly qualified specialists who have professional and personal competencies with emphasis on financial, power-generating sector, spheres of high and information technologies and the maritime industry. Read less