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Scientific methods of oil and gas geology and geophysics (INGG) of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences are developing new methods of three-dimensional seismic exploration to search for oil and gas fields in the Far North and the shelf of the Arctic seas. The work is carried out jointly with the Krasnoyarsk subsidiary of PJSC "Rosneft".

The amount will be invested in a coastal base maintenance of offshore projects in the Murmansk region till 2030.

The Prirazlomnaya platform - the first and still only existing extracting platform on the shelf of the Russian Arctic. Graphics made by the Merkator company.

The resource potential of hydrocarbons in the Arctic is significant, and the possibility of its development will depend on how the economic and political stability in the world. But for the beginning of active work on the development of fields in the region, countries need a strong set of technical and technological problems and to clearly define the international legal status of the Arctic waters and territories. In fact, the only country that really leads the work in the Arctic now is Russia, which has realized there are several large offshore projects.

Shell may return to the Arctic after a two-year hiatus. The company submitted a plan of drilling to the American authorities on August 28, which suggests the possibility of resuming work on the Arctic shelf.

The gradual depletion of resources and the uneven provision of global natural resources, forcing industry and business to pay attention to the most difficult to develop the area. In the new special interest is the Arctic with its huge hydrocarbon deposits, rare earth metals, gold, silver, and other important natural resources.