ROSGEO will perform 3D seismic survey on the Moroccan shelf

JSC SMNG (Murmansk, the enterprise is part of the ROSGEO state holding) will perform 3D seismic survey on the Moroccan shelf under the order of an international client.

The scientific-research vessel Akademik Primakov of the enterprise has departed the Moroccan port of Agadir and started the deployment of seismic equipment in the survey area.

The vessel, acquired by the holding company in 2017, is capable to tow up to 16 seismic streamers. The scientific-research vessel Akademik Primakov has a high sea endurance and is able to operate in remote water areas. A modern laboratory and a computer complex for express processing of primary geophysical data are on board the vessel. Based on the results of the field season of 2017, scientific-research vessel Akademik Primakov showed high productivity and quality of the geophysical data obtained.


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 Sevmorneftegeofizika is the largest marine geophysical company in Russia. The enterprise traces its history back to 1979. Using cutting-edge technologies and modern equipment, Sevmorneftegeofizika provides a wide range of services around the world, carrying out 2D/3D marine seismic surveys, digital processing of seismic data, comprehensive interpretation of geological and geophysical materials.