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MAGE history in detail

1972. Complex Marine Arctic Geological and Geophysical Expedition was set up in Murmansk to determine the prospects for oil, gas and solid minerals in the Arctic shelf areas.

During the first years of activity in the waters of the Barents and Kara Seas, more than 40 local structures have been identified, and a large oil and gas province has been discovered. A regional study of the West Arctic shelf, including the Greenland, Barents and Kara seas, has been carried out.

1978. The geotraverse reference program in the Atlantic Ocean began.

1987-1990. Participation in Soviet Antarctic expeditions: geological and geophysical research on the shelf of the Ross and Weddell Seas.

1990. The first seismic line in the East Siberian Sea was worked out.

1994. Incorporation of the company.

2002. A 2D seismic survey was conducted in the Mediterranean Sea offshore Libya, in the Norwegian sector of the North and Barents Seas. Comprehensive studies on the Spitsbergen shelf were resumed.

2005. A team of MAGE authors was awarded the RF Government Prize in Science and Technology for the development, scientific substantiation and implementation of advanced technologies to create an ecological and geological basis for the subsoil use of the West Arctic shelf of Russia, a team of authors of JSC MAGE awarded the RF Government Prize in Science and Technology.


2009. The Moscow branch of JSC MAGE was opened.

2012. A seasonal shallow seismic group was created in St. Petersburg. An onshore group started to conduct 2D land seismic survey.
An onshore party has been opened for conducting 2D / 3D land seismic survey.

2013. For the first time, a full range of engineering and geological surveys was carried out at the construction site of an exploration and appraisal well in the Pechora Sea.
For the first time in MAGE history 3D seismic headed by JSC MAGE in the Sea of Okhotsk was performed.
The first kilometers of onshore seismic survey in Yamal were completed.

2014. There were carried out geophysical surveys in the polar regions of the Russian Arctic. Seismic, gravity and bathymetry data in the amount of 10,000 km became the basis for substantiating the extended boundaries of the continental shelf of the Russian Federation. For the first time a seismic line has been passed through the North Pole.
A new direction of the company's activity was mastered - the use of a remotely controlled unmanned underwater vehicle (ROV) for surveying targets and territory at the stage of engineering surveys, examining suspended and abandoned wells.

2015. JSC MAGE acquired a multipurpose vessel "Fedor Kovrov" with dynamic positioning. Seismic exploration works were carried out in the Barents, Kara, Celtic, East Siberian Seas as well as a number of projects on a full range of engineering and geological surveys at field facilities and construction sites of prospecting and appraisal wells in the Kara Sea and in the Sea of Okhotsk.

2016. A new direction of activity was mastered - the integrated offshore vessel service for oil and gas projects. A representative office was opened in the city of Sochi to develop projects in the Black and Caspian Seas. There were performed integrated geophysical works in the area of the continental slope of the East Siberian Sea.

2017. JSC MAGE acquired the tug vessel (AHTS) "Almaz" to ensure operation of floating drilling rigs.


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