Rosneft starts Kara Sea monitoring program
Rosneft and the RosHydroMet Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute have started a program for studies of the Kara Sea shelf off northern Russia.
Full-scale development of Arctic offshore fields is one of Rosneft’s priorities. Last year the company began exploration of theEast Prinovozemelsky 1 and 2 license areas in the Kara Sea. Earlier this month it started a field seismic survey over the at Fedynsky and Central Barentsevsky licenses in the Barents Sea.
During the current Kara Sea Summer 2013 marine expedition, meteorological stations will be installed at the coasts of the Novaya Zemlya archipelago; satellite monitoring will be completed of icebergs in the area; and independent parametric buoys launched to monitor ice drift and settlement.
Rosneft will use the resultant data to assess the environmental influence on the proposed marine facilities for development of the Eastern Prinovozemelsky concessions.