JSC Zarubezhgeologia (a part of ROSGEO State Holding Company, Moscow) has successfully finished the first stage of creation of the central chemical analytical laboratory in Khartoum. The Client is the Ministry of Mineral Resources of the Republic of the Sudan.

Modernization of the laboratory is planned to be carried out in two stages. The contract for the first stage implementation was signed in October 2016.

Within the frames of the contractual conditions, the specialists of Zarubezhgeologia visually inspected, audited and assessed the efficiency of the lab equipment required for creation of the chemical analytical laboratory intended to perform a wide range of studies with the use of up-to-date technologies, and issued the recommendations for the base structure and geochemical testing procedures. The final report has been submitted to the client.

Stage two shall include the supervision of the laboratory facilities installation and commissioning, acceptance, testing and assessment of qualitative, quantitative and precision parameters of the equipment, and personnel training. The contract for implementation of this part of project will be signed in the near future. Commissioning of the laboratory enabling a full cycle of geochemical tests is scheduled by the end of this year.


RG-Inform, Press Service of JSC ROSGEO


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.

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

The enterprises within the holding company operate in all eight federal districts of Russia. Fifty three subsidiaries of Rosgeologia are 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 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 Zarubezhgeologia (Moscow) specializes in research and assessment of mineral, energy, water, land, and other natural resources, as well as geoecological surveys and projects. For nearly half a century, Zarubezhgeologia has been providing technical support in geological prospecting to 60 foreign countries having at its command more than 30 thousand experts from Russia. In fact, the mineral resource base of the national industry has been formed on the basis of Zarubezhgeologia activities in many countries of Africa, Asia, and Latin America.