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Rosneft Improves Ice Navigation Routes

May 21/ 11:16

Moscow. Specialists of RN-SakhalinNIPImorneft LLC (part of the Rosneft Research and Development Complex) have performed monitoring of the ice situation of the Aniva Bay and the northeast shelf of Sakhalin Island. During the expedition, unique data on the spatial and temporal variability of ice cover of the island shelf were obtained.

Specialists also performed on-board ice and meteorological observations, photo and video shooting of the ice cover with a quadrocopter, and analysis of images received from the Terra / MODIS, Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-1 satellites. The work was carried out aboard a reinforced ice class supply vessel.

The results of the expedition will supplement the archive of data on the state of the ice cover and the particular qualities of the ice conditions in the waters of the Kaygansko-Vasyukanskoye--Sea, and will improve the methodology for managing the ice situation when accompanying operations on the Company’s offshore projects.

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