The State Committee of Uzbekistan for Geology and Mineral Resources and JSC ROSGEO signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of subsoil use, the press service of the committee said.
The document was inked by the CEO of ROSGEO Sergey Gorkov and Chairman of the State Committee for Geology and Mineral Resources Bobir Islamov.
ROSGEO will also carry out research to define the geological model of Uzbekistan, study its prospects of oil and gas capacity and help assess the hydrocarbon potential, defining directions for further exploration of new fields.
The agreement also defines the areas of interaction between the parties: the formation of a long-term research program on the development and implementation of innovative technologies for processing industrial waste, cooperation in the development and implementation of a program to identify rare elements, along with the development of an optimal technology for the extraction of useful components.
One of the areas of cooperation is the study of the composition of mineralized waters to assess the possibility of their demineralization and extraction of useful components, as well as the application of water desalination technologies.
The agreement also provides for research work to evaluate the use of oil shale in different sectors of the Uzbek economy to diversify the balance of non-ferrous and rare earth metals, as well as work to assess the resource reserves of diamonds.
The parties discussed cooperation in the field of management digitalization of the mineral resource base of Uzbekistan and agreed to create a stack of software solutions for processing and analyzing data on the volume and composition of the minerals in industrial waste, as well as to evaluate the effectiveness of involving the mineral resources in industrial development through development of digital geological economic models.
For the practical implementation of the agreement, the sides will consider the establishment of a subsidiary of ROSGEO in Uzbekistan and the establishment of a scientific-technical council to coordinate and evaluate the effectiveness of joint work.