“Rosgeo” explores the territory prospective for the availability of hydrocarbons in the Laptev Sea

“Rosgeo” will conduct comprehensive regional geophysical surveys in the junction area of Taimyr-Severozemelsky fold system with the Laptev marginal continental plate, and within the adjacent continental slope of the Arctic Ocean. The respective government contract was signed between the parent company and the Natural Resources Management Department in the North-West Federal district, on the continental shelf and in the World Ocean.

The works will be carried out on the area of 40, 000 km2 in the North-Western part of the Laptev Sea. The maximum depth of the study will be at least 8 km, the target interval – 2-7 km.

Specialists will study the geological structure of the Paleozoic-Mesozoic complex of deposits of the Taimyr-Severozemelsky fold system and the basin complex of the shelf; they will clarify the structural and tectonic plan of the junction zone of the Taimyr-Severozemelsky fold system, the Laptev plate and the adjacent Perioceanic deflection;  identify zonal and local objects of possible hydrocarbon accumulation, determine the patterns of their location; and they will also perform oil and gas geological zonation and estimate hydrocarbon resources by Dl category. As a result, a single array of geological and geophysical data will be formed and recommendations for further exploration will be developed.

It is planned to complete all the studies by the end of 2020.


 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.