Rosgeo provides a full range of geological exploration services throughout Russia:

Unique Competencies:

Parametric Drilling

Rosgeo has 75% of the parametric drilling market share in Russia. The holding company provides a full range of services from designing, constructing and surveying of any types of wells to their inspection and abandonment.

The Nedra Scientific and Industrial Centre is the leader in parametric drilling within the company’s structure: Over 45 years of experience in drilling and investigating deep and super-deep wells in sedimentary and crystalline rocks.

One hundred kilometres of super-deep drilling in Russia, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine.

The world’s deepest Kola borehole (12,262 m)

The Kamsk Scientific and Research Institute for the Comprehensive Survey of Deep and Super-deep Wells conducts comprehensive surveys of deep and super-deep wells and evaluates deep oil and gas prospects in Russia’s major oil and gas regions.

Geological Survey

Geological surveying is the main source of information on the geological structure of a particular territory.

Geological surveys require high proficiency and greater responsibility on the part of geological specialists, alongside with the application of modern methods and techniques.

В холдинг «Росгеология» вошли практически все российские государственные предприятия, специализирующиеся на геологической съёмке (более 10). 

Almost all Russian public enterprises specialising in geological surveying (there are over ten organisations) are now constituent parts of the Rosgeo holding company.

Laboratory Research

Over ten enterprises within the holding company have their own modern laboratories for performing comprehensive studies of all kinds of minerals and underwater, subsoil geotechnical characteristics, and environment pollution indices.

Rosgeo maintains a unique petrophysical database containing over 1,000,000 various assays in respect to hundreds of thousands of samples. In addition, the Federal Foundation of Strategic Mineral Reference Samples consists of over 12,000 samples collected from 240 deposits.

Geophysical Surveys

Rosgeo carries out comprehensive geophysical surveys both on-shore and off-shore. The holding company provides a full range of services from field works to processing and interpretation of geophysical information both within Russia and abroad.

The following main organizations within Rosgeo operate in this sector: VNIIGeofizika (Moscow), Irkutskgeofizika (Irkutsk), Dalgeofizika (Khabarovsk), Gravimetric Expedition No.3 (Krasnoyarsk), the only highly specialised enterprise in the country, and Sevmorgeo (St Petersburg) performing deep-water geophysical and seismic surveys of transition zones.

Marine Work

Rosgeo performs the following:

Comprehensive geophysical surveys to investigate deep-water structure and to evaluate oil and gas prospects of the continental shelf

Seismic prospecting of transition zones (2D, 3D, and 4D seismic surveys)

Monitoring the continental shelf geological environment

Designing equipment and developing techniques to perform geological and geophysical investigation of the world ocean bottom

Searching and exploration for solid minerals (deep-water polymetallic sulphides, cobalt-rich manganese crusts, and ferromanganese nodules) in the world ocean zones

Comprehensive geo-ecological research. Information and analytical support for marine exploration

Geotechnical investigations of the continental shelf.

The key enterprise within Rosgeo specializing in marine work is Sevmorgeo, the leading investigator of shallow water areas in Russia. This organisation participates in large-scale Russian and international projects, including the following: The federal programme for determining the outer limits of the Russian continental shelf in the Arctic Ocean, ü The all-Russian programme “Mineral Resources of the World Ocean, the Arctic, and the Antarctic”, The programme for investigating the country’s deep structure using the regional geotraverse system, Arctic clean-up programme.


Rosgeo is one of the leaders in performing hydrogeological surveys in Russia. The holding’s enterprises have explored tens of thousands of underwater deposits stretching across the territory from the Caucasus to the Kamchatka Peninsula. Over 1 000 deposits of fresh and mineral underwater have been explored by Centregeologiya.

There are 15 enterprises within Rosgeo, including Geocentre-Moskva and Volgageology, that conduct geological exploration for water. Volgageology houses the Innovation Geological Centre that develops state-of-the-art techniques in the sphere of well construction and development.

Subsoil Monitoring and Geotechnical Engineering

Rosgeo performs the state monitoring of geological environment and carries out geo-ecological research.

Organisations within the holding company have a strong background in geotechnical engineering, including geological investigations for the purpose of establishing new routes of the Moscow Metro, comprehensive geological and geophysical research on the deep structure of the BAM (the Baikal-Amur Mainline), geotechnical investigations to build hydroelectric power stations, the Kshuk-Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky natural gas pipeline, and other facilities.