Work continues in the Russian Arctic

Domestic companies, supported by their international partners, continue to develop projects for extraction of oil and gas in the Russian Arctic. They are also supported by the Russian Government and the polar climate.

From this month a regular passenger air service to one of the northernmost towns of our country - Sabetta village, located on the northeastern tip of the Yamal Peninsula (Yamal-Nenets autonomous district) – will be organized in Russia. This became known after a few days ago aircraft Boeing 737-400 of airline company Yamal, which carried employees of the Yamal LNG project and its contractors, made a successful landing and takeoff the new Russian airport Sabetta. This year through Sabetta, where less than two dozen people lived 10 years ago, the flow of passengers from Moscow and Novy Urengoy of up to 150 thousand people can pass. In the next years, the number of passengers through the new Russian Arctic airport will increase to more than 300 thousand people per year.

Events, taking place right now in and around Sabetta, reflect the position of the Russian Government and domestic (and not only domestic) oil and gas companies in relation to the production of hydrocarbons in the Arctic. The fact that there is a huge amount of oil and gas was known in Soviet times - the majority of hydrocarbon fields in the Arctic were discovered and explored in 70-80s of the last century. However, there were no effective technologies for their development. "There were several attempts, even in Soviet times, to develop, for example, the Bovanenkovo ​​field. But there was no technology. It is very important for us to understand that we now have such technologies for the development of the Arctic, which will bring the minimum damage to the environment,"- the Yamal-Nenets autonomous district’s Governor Dmitry Kobylkin emphasizes.

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