Rosgeo and Ministry of Mines and Geology of the Republic of Congo have made an Agreement of cooperation today. Petr Zolotarev, the Head of International Relations Department, Deputy Director General of Rosgeo, and Jean-Jacques Buyia, Minister of Land Use Planning and Capital Construction, Co-Chairman of the Inter-Governmental Russia-Congolese Mixed Commission for economic, scientific and technical cooperation and trade, signed this document.

"The Agreement provides for long-term cooperation between Rosgeo and the Congo in the field of geological survey, minerals prospecting, evaluation, and exploration of minerals and subsoil use in the Republic," — Petr Zolotarev. "Considering the insufficient state of geological exploration in most of the country, we greatly appreciate the prospects for discovering new commercial deposits of marketable minerals in Congo.”

As part of the Agreement, Rosgeo and Ministry of Mines and Geology of the Congo have determined the priority areas for cooperation on exploration for solid minerals and underground water resources.

In particular, the priorities of cooperation include prospecting and evaluation surveys for discovering diamond deposits in the north of the Congo; forecast and mineragenetic mapping of the north-western part of the Congo, which is perspective in terms of marketable (gold) and scarce minerals (tantalum, niobium, manganese, nickel, bauxite); hydrogeological investigations for new water sources to meet the needs of urban agglomerations and rural settlements.


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 a unique expertise, particularly in marine geology and shelf operations. A total of more than 1000 fields and deposits have been discovered by the holding’s companies, including major hydrocarbon and solid mineral deposits and fields. Rosgeo is a fully state-owned company.