In the scientific work of the department, many areas of research were continued and developed, on which the former mining group of the Central Research Geological Prospecting Institute (TsNIGRI, now VSEGEI) worked.
The creation of the department coincided with the beginning of a new stage of technical re-equipment of the geological prospecting service. This had a strong influence on the formation of the topics of her research, the formation of her scientific school. At the same time, the increased requirements for the training of specialists in exploration drilling, the need to improve the qualifications of teachers were also taken into account.
The development of scientific, theoretical, experimental design and technological research in the field of advanced drilling methods is reflected in the works of scientists F.A. Shamsheva, N.I. Nikolaeva, A.S. Denisova, N.P. Kiyunfer, S.N. Tarakanova, A.M. Yakovleva, B.B. Kudryashova, Yu.M., A.F. Mershalova, B.B. Kudryashova, Yu.M. Pariysky, N. D. Mikhailova, I. G. Shelkovnikov, A.I. Kirsanova, V.M. Selivanov, V.K. Chistyakova, I.S. Afanasyeva, L.K. Gorshkova, N.I. Vasiliev and others.