PBG Ltd. provides gravity and magnetotelluric method surveys to identify structures perspective for hydrocarbons exploration. We offer gravity and magnetotelluric methods as reconnaissance or supplementary techniques for seismic surveys for hydrocarbons, together with integrated interpretation to evaluate hydrocarbon structures and propose drilling and exploratory wells.


  • reconnaissance surveys in the areas newly opened for hydrocarbon exploration

  • detailed gravity & MT recognition to point out perspective structures

  • tracing reservoir & source rock formations

  • integrated interpretation to evaluate hydrocarbon structures

  • drilling sites location

Gravity surveys - PBG Geophysical Exploration LTD
  • field surveys, along with geodesy / GPS surveying

  • geophysical data processing & interpretation

  • modelling, visualization, 2D/3D inversion

  • integrated interpretation

  • reinterpretation of archival data

A-MT magnetotelluric surveys from PBG Geophysical Exploration LTD



Gravity Meters CG-5/CG-5HT , SCINTREX


Terrameters LS / LS2, ABEM

ARES II System, GF Instruments

TIPIX - ELREC PRO System, Iris Instruments

ELMES ADG-4 System (SGE)


MT MAGNETOTELLURIC METHOD uses measurements of natural, variable electromagnetic field on Earth’s surface to determine electric resistivity distribution in the rock formations. Reservoir rocks being oil and gas collectors have higher resistivity (lower conductivity) than neighboring formations.

Application of GRAVITY METHOD to oil and gas prospecting consists in location and recognition of geological structures that can be hydrocarbons traps. Gravity method detects and measures variations in the Earth’s gravity field. Variations are associated with the changes of rock density. Some geological structures causes anomalies (disturbances) in normal density distribution. Application of gravity method consists in calculation of gravity anomalies; that brings the idea on depth and size of the bodies causing these anomalies.

AMT magnetotelluric surveys from PBG Geophysical Exploration LTD

Joint gravity and magnetotelluric / magnetic surveys increase the efficiency of geophysical investigation for hydrocarbons, especially in the areas of complicated geological structure or when the seismic recognition is insufficient.

Integration of the gravity, MT and magnetic data with seismic records significantly increases the results of seismic data processing and interpretation


Integration of results significantly increases reliability of geophysical interpretation and provides more detailed recognition of geological structure, and is recently the standard approach of geophysical data elaboration, providing reliable information on geological structure of the studied area.

Integrated interpretation provided by PBG LTD is especially recommended for hydrocarbon prospecting at the areas of complicated geological structure (as Carpathians, where its used resulted in recognition of hydrocarbon reservoir and source rock formations) and for recognition of complexes below layers screening or attenuating seismic waves.

Integrated interpretation utilizes data from many geophysical methods: well-logging, gravity, magnetotelluric and seismic to elaborate final section or map presenting geological structure of the area. Geophysical methods are integrated through the rock physical parameters determined for clearly outlined geological complexes.