Surely in the minds of the majority, oil production in the Arctic waters is associated primarily with huge floating platforms in the middle of a raging sea. Meanwhile, pumping oil is already the final stage. It is preceded by a huge work on the exploration of oil reserves, the study of the seabed, currents, ice conditions and meteorological conditions, which does not stop even after the installation and launch of the offshore platform.
All this will now be dealt with by the newly created permanent scientific support base belonging to the Russian oil giant - the Rosneft company. The place of her registration is the coast of the Khara-Tumus peninsula in the Laptev Sea.
The expedition participants will monitor the weather, study the Earth's magnetic field, ice conditions, and hydrology of the region. The base is equipped with the necessary modern equipment, transport and communication facilities.
The information received will help in the development of licensed areas of the Russian Arctic oil shelf.