"MOSCOW. March 7 (Interfax) - Russian state company Rosgeo and the Geological Survey of Iran (GSI) signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in geological exploration during a meeting of the Russia-Iran intergovernmental commission in Moscow on Tuesday, the company said. Rosgeo and GSI plan to cooperate in geological exploration for hydrocarbons, solid mineral resources and underground water, including offshore seismic surveys in the Iranian part of the Caspian Sea. Rosgeo has also reached an agreement with the Iranian Mines and Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) on cooperation in geological exploration of solid mineral resources." (March 7, 2018)


"The president of the Russian Geological Society (RosGeo) said on Tuesday that the company is considering a plan to fund major oil, gas and ore projects in Iran. Russia's Rosgeo plans to work in different areas in Iran and is considering gas, oil, gold and ore projects, Chief Executive Officer Roman Panov told TASS in an interview on Tuesday. 'Geophysical exploration of gas fields in the South Caspian region and services of drilling technologies and enhanced oil recovery are considered in respect of hydrocarbons. We are viewing proposals on aerial geophysical studies of promising areas and prospecting of hardrock gold and lead and zinc ore in terms of solid mineral resources. We will also probably deal with research related to enhance gold recovery from refractory ore and assessment of salt deposits' reserves,' he said." (Tasnim, "Russia’s RosGeo Mulls Funding Major Projects in Iran," 11/10/15)