Kazakhstan, once one of the 15 republics of the Soviet Union, has gained international prominence in the oil and gas scene. The country is a rising star in the oil and gas industry, with rich hydrocarbon reserves and several world-scale projects such as the Tengiz and Karachaganak field developments. With a burgeoning oil and gas industry, petroleum engineering and geology students are becoming more active in seeking out development and networking opportunities. Technical U. (KNTU) organized its third international youth forum on "Future Caspian Oil and Gas" in Almaty, Kazakhstan, during 15–16 April. Approximately 300 students attended from universities across Kazakhstan, Russia, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan.