Rosgeo conducted a seismic survey on the Mikhailovskaya block in the Saratov and Samara Regions

JSC Volgogradneftegeophysika (the enterprise is a part of Rosgeo state holding) completed fieldwork on Blagoveschenskiy, Mikhailovskiy, Irgizskiy and Tambashinskiy licensed sites (Mikhailovskaya block).

Objects promising for oil and gas are located in the Ivanteevskiy district of the Saratov Region and in the Khvorostyanskiy district of the Samara region.

The CMP-2D seismic survey conducted under the contract made with the subsurface user in January 2018 covered total 22.68 sq. km.

The detailed seismic exploration operations along with a shallow up-hole velocity survey were carried out to clarify the geological structure of the area in the junction of Blagoveschenskiy, Mikhailovskiy, Irgizskiy and Tambashinskiy sites of subsurface resources in order to identify objects promising for oil and gas and prepare them for deep-drilling.

To date, the fieldwork has been completed, and there is data processing going on. There will be a report drafted for the customer following the data processing step.


 RG-Inform, Press Center of ROSGEO JSC

ROSGEO is a Russian multi-industry geological holding company, which offers a full range of geological exploration services from regional surveys to stratigraphic drilling and subsoil monitoring. The holding company boasts unique expertise, particularly in marine geology and shelf operations.

ROSGEO was established by Decree No. 957 of the President of the Russian Federation dated 15 July 2011 on the basis of Tsentrgeologia, one of the oldest exploration companies in Russia. ROSGEO is a fully state-owned company.

The enterprises within the holding company operate in eight federal districts of Russia. ROSGEO has enterprises located across the country. A total of more than 1,000 fields and deposits have been discovered by the holding’s companies, including major hydrocarbon and solid mineral deposits and fields such as the Astrakhan field (2.5 trillion cubic meters of natural gas), the Tengiz field (3.1 billion tonnes of oil), the Kovykta field (1.9 trillion cubic meters of natural gas), the Sukhoi Log deposit (about 2,000 tonnes of gold), the Kursk Magnetic Anomaly, and many others.

 ROSGEO’s subsidiaries have rich experience in implementing projects abroad: dozens of new fields and deposits have been discovered in Asia, Europe, Africa, and Latin America.

 ROSGEO clients include such companies as Gazprom, Rosneft, Lukoil, Severstal, MMC Norilsk Nickel, Itera, NLMK, Sibuglemet, BP, Chevron, and many others.


JSC Volgogradneftegeofizika was established in 1950. Throughout its existence, the company has performed over 200,000 linear km of 2D CMP seismic lines, 6,500 sq. km of 3D CMP survey on the territories of Volgograd, Saratov, Samara, Orenburg, Ulyanovsk, Rostov, Astrakhan Regions, the Chechen Republic and the Republic of Kalmykia. Virtually the entire area of the Volgograd Region has been covered by electrical surveys. Specialists of the company took part in various foreign projects (India, Algeria, Iran, Uzbekistan).

The obtained seismic data provided the basis for well drilling recommendations in more than 350 structures and for discovery of over 50 hydrocarbon fields totaling more than 90 MMt of fuel oil equivalent including the Pamyatno-Sasovskoye Oil Field, the largest in the Volgograd Region. Exploration professionals were involved in exploration of all discovered hydrocarbon fields in the Volgograd Region, and of one of the largest fields in the former USSR the Tengiz Field, where they were the key contractors to run field geophysical surveys.

The vast experience and professionalism of field geophysicists as well as unique equipment made it possible to fulfill comprehensive geophysical surveys in superdeep wells penetrating the Guryev Dome (1990, Well 3 of 6,392 m deep), and within the Peri-Caspian Depression (1991, Well 1-Akhtubinskaya, 7,014 m deep; and 1998, Chernaya Padina Well 1, 5,968 m deep).

Many years of experience in combination with up-to-date equipment and software for data processing makes the company capable of efficient geological data collection, reducing clients’ expenditure in further geological surveys in their licensed areas.