The group of private Russian geophysical companies “Tellur”

Leading specialists


Sergey P. Sergeev

Sergey P. Sergeev, Ph.D. (27.10.1948 – 30.06.2016). Founder (1992) / Head of TELLUR Group of Companies (1992-2016). He was graduated from St-Petersburg Mining Institute (1976). Principal specialization: electrical and other geophysical methods of prospecting and exploration for mineral deposits, especially development of the Induced Polarization method (IP). He had great experience of leadership and management of exploration works in Russia, other states of the former USSR and oversees countries (Morocco, Angola, Egypt, Guinea, Namibia, Mozambique, Liberia, Peru, etc). He represented "Tellur" at exhibitions and professional meetings in Turkey, Republic of South Africa, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, and other countries.

Alexandr I. Rokityanskiy

Alexandr I. Rokityanskiy (born 1955). General Director of "Tellur SPb" L.L.C. Graduated from Kiev State University (1978). Principal specialization: geophysical prospecting and exploration for mineral deposits. He carried out geophysical prospecting and exploration in various regions of Russia, other states of the former USSR (Middle Asian and Caucasus Republics), Guinea, Peru and Guatemala.

Konstantin V. Blinov

Konstantin V. Blinov, Eng. (born 1955). General Director of "Tellur NW" L.L.C., Chief Geophysicist. Graduated from St-Petersburg Mining Institute (1977). Principal specialization: geophysical prospecting and exploration for mineral deposits, especially magnetic, electrical methods and borehole logging. Не has large experience of management and performance of geophysical exploration in Russia, Armenia, and Uzbekistan. He took part in 2 expeditions to Antarctica, carried out geophysical exploration in Africa (Angola, Guinea) and Peru. He is a member of the Russian-Sudanese Workgroup on Cooperation in Geology and Mining, represented “Tellur” at the Russian-Sudanese business forums in Khartoum.

Aleksei G. Marchenko

Aleksei G. Marchenko, Ph.D., D.Sc., Professor (born 1954). General Director of "Tellur N-E" L.L.C., Chief Geochemist. Graduated from St-Petersburg Mining Institute (1977). Principal specialization: geochemical prospecting and exploration for mineral deposits. He visited the United States Geological Survey as a participant of the scientific exchange program (1987-1988), was a lecturer at St-Petersburg Mining Institute (1988-2007, courses on exploration geochemistry and geophysics). He carried out exploration in various regions of Russia and in Peru, represented "Tellur" at exhibitions and professional meetings in Republic of South Africa, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Finland, New Zealand, and Sudan. He is a member of the Russian-Sudanese Workgroup on Cooperation in Geology and Mining, a member of the Scientific-Methodological Council on Geological and Geophysical Technologies at the Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia, a member of the international Association of Applied Geochemists (AAG).

Viktor A. Butenko

Viktor A. Butenko, Ph.D. (born 1952). Deputy General Director of "Tellur NW" L.L.C., Chief Geologist. Graduated from Kharkov State University (1974). Principal specialization: geological surveying; geological prospecting and exploration for mineral deposits. He carried out geological surveying, prospecting and exploration in Siberia, Kola-Karelian region and other regions of Russia, took part in exploration works in Peru. He has large experience of geological works in Africa (Namibia, Mozambique, and Republic of South Africa).

The staff of TELLUR now includes more than twenty key professionals permanently working at our companies, four of them hold Ph.D. or D.Sc. in geology/geophysics/geochemistry. In cases of necessity we engage other specialists for solving special problems or taking part in field works.