Successful Experiment of Rosgeologia at Kamchatka: Youth Geological Party Created

Successful Experiment of Rosgeologia at Kamchatka: Youth Geological Party Created


The field season of the experimental Tymlat geological party comprising mostly of young specialists is now over.

According to Pyotr Bulany, Managing Director of Kamchatgeologia (comprising a part of Rosgeologia), the party of 14 people (eight geologists and six engineer technicians) was led by a 28-year old doctoral student Tatiana Eryomina, the graduate of St Petersburg State Mining University. The party comprised mostly of young specialists, including three graduates of Bering Kamchatka University and three students of St Petersburg Mining University. During three months, they had been performing geological surveys to a scale of 1:200,000 at Tymlat, Ossora, and several sites of the Sredinny Range. Pyotr Bulany reported that the party performed the task set for the field season, having implemented all the assignments. “They are currently working on the reports. We can say that we now have a new generation of trained specialists,” said the Managing Director of Kamchatgeologia.

Last year, Kamchatgeologia introduced its own training programme enabling to forward young specialists to the sites of interest in order to improve their qualification level.

“I believe that our experiment has proven to be successful. At first, mature professional geologists told us it was too risky to dispatch inexperienced specialists to the fields and that the young people still needed to study,” says Pyotr Bulany. “However, a geologist becomes a real professional only after two or three field seasons completed. Young geologists need to be given more opportunities to work on their own, try their hands in the field, apply their knowledge, and show their abilities.”


Kamchatgeologia comprises a part of Rosgeologia, the Russian geological holding company that consolidates public exploration enterprises of various profiles. Kamchatgeologia is the major exploration company in the Kamchatka Region. The enterprise participates in public procurements and provides a wide range of exploration services.

Kamchatgeologia was established in 1951 as the Kamchatka Geological Survey Expedition. Systematic exploration of Kamchatka performed by the enterprise served as a basis to increment mineral reserves and resources of the region. All major deposits located across the peninsula were discovered by the Kamchatgeologia specialists.

Rosgeologia is a Russian geological holding company which specializes in a number of fields, and offers a full range of exploration services, ranging from regional surveys to parametric drilling and subsoil monitoring. The holding company boasts unique expertise, particularly in marine geology and shelf operations.

Rosgeologia was established by Decree 957 of the President of the Russian Federation dated 15 July 2011, and grew from Tsentrgeologiya – one of the oldest exploration companies in Russia.

It is a 100% state-owned company.

The enterprises comprising the holding company operate in all eight federal districts of Russia. Rosgeologia is made up of 37 enterprises located in 30 regions 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 metres of natural gas), the Tengiz field (3.1 billion tonnes of oil), the Kovykta field (1.9 trillion cubic metres of natural gas), the Sukhoi Log deposit (1,970 tonnes of gold and 1,541 tonnes of silver), the Kursk Magnetic Anomaly, and many others.

The Rosgeologia’s enterprises have rich experience in implementing projects abroad and boast dozens new fields and deposits discovered in Asia, Europe, Africa, and Latin America.

Rosgeologia customers include such companies as Lukoil, Severstal, Norilsk Nickel, Itera, NLMK, Sibuglemet, BP, Chevron, and many others.