Ice and metocean survey for development of the Russian Arctic continental shelf

UDK: УДК 550.8(26)
DOI: DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2021-11-8-12
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Authors: А.А. Pashali (Rosneft Oil Company), M.L. Boldyrev, K.A. Kornishin, Ya.O. Efimov, P.А. Tarasov, O.A. Verbitskaya (Arctic Research Centre), Yu.P. Gudoshnikov, E.U. Mironov, A.V. Nesterov, S.M. Kovalev (Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute), А.Т. Bekker (Far Eastern Federal University)

The article discusses issues of planning and conducting ice and metocean surveys in the license blocks located on the Arctic offshore. The major research objectives are described, followed by requirements to the expected results, as well as the main research directions and methods. The tasks of expeditionary ice and metocean surveys were determined both to provide meteo data for exploratory drilling stage, and also to provide design data for offshore oil and gas facilities for year-round operations in the freezing seas. Information on vessels and other technical means used during research is also presented. Unique experience of large-scale expeditionary research carried out by Rosneft Oil Company in the Barents, Kara, Laptev, East Siberian and Chukchi seas in 2012-2020 is described by the leading Russian scientific organizations that involved: Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, Arctic Research Center and Far Eastern Federal University. The recommendations given in the article make it possible to optimize expeditionary and laboratory scope of work needed to study environmental conditions on the Arctic offshore. The obtained data can be used for design of infrastructure and exploration facilities, offshore production structures and hydrocarbon transportation in the arctic seas of the Russian continental shelf, as well as for marine logistics related to the transportation of hydrocarbons along the Northern Sea Route.

References

1. Pashali A.A., Kornishin K.A., Tarasov P.A. et al., Ice and hydrometeorological survey at Khatangskiy license block in the Laptev Sea (In Russ.), Neftyanoe khozyaystvo = Oil Industry, 2018, no. 3, pp. 22–27, DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2018-3-22-27.

2. Pavlov V.A., Kornishin K.A., Mironov E.U. et al., Peculiarities of consolidated layer growth of the Kara and Laptev Sea ice ridges (In Russ.),  Neftyanoe khozyaystvo = Oil Industry, 2016, no. 11, pp. 49–54.

3. Pavlov V.A., Kornishin K.A., Tarasov P.A. et al., Experience in Monitoring and Sizing Up of Icebergs and Ice Features in the South-Western Part of Kara Sea During 2012-2017 (In Russ.),  Neftyanoe khozyaystvo = Oil Industry, 2018, no. 12, pp. 82–87, DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2018-12-82-87.

4.  Pashali A.A., Kornishin K.A., Tarasov P.A., Efimov Ya.O., Nesterov A.V., Chernov A.V., Buzin I.V., Svistunov I.A., Maksimova P.V., Iceberg towing as a technology for its drift change to ensure safe Arctic development (In Russ.), Neftyanoe khozyaystvo = Oil Industry, 2018, no. 11, pp. 36-40, DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2018-11-36-40.

5. Pashali A.A., Kornishin K.A., Tarasov P.A. et al., Special aspects of ice strength seasonal variability in Russian Arctic (In Russ.), Neftyanoe khozyaystvo = Oil Industry, 2020, no. 11, pp. 51–56, DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2020-11-51-55.

6. Pashali A.A., Kornishin K.A., Efimov Ya.O. et al., Seasonal variability of strength properties of ice formations on the Russian continental shelf (In Russ.), Neftyanoe khozyaystvo = Oil Industry, 2021, no. 8, pp. 63–67, DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2021-8-63-67.

7. Sochnev O.Ya., Kornishin K.A., Tarasov P.A. et al., Studies of glaciers in the Russian Arctic for safe marine operations in iceberg waters (In Russ.), Neftyanoe khozyaystvo = Oil Industry, 2018, no. 10, pp. 92–97,  DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2018-10-92-97.

8. Kornishin K.A., Tarasov P.A., Efimov Ya.O. et al., Development of corporative Ice Management System for Arctic license blocks (In Russ.), Neftyanoe khozyaystvo = Oil Industry, 2017, no. 11, pp. 48-51, DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2017-11-48-51.

9. Sochnev O.Ya., Kornishin K.A., Tarasov P.A. et al., Special aspects of iceberg towing in early ice conditions for arctic shelf development (In Russ.), Neftyanoe khozyaystvo = Oil Industry, 2019, no. 10, pp. 78–81, DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2019-10-78-81.

The article discusses issues of planning and conducting ice and metocean surveys in the license blocks located on the Arctic offshore. The major research objectives are described, followed by requirements to the expected results, as well as the main research directions and methods. The tasks of expeditionary ice and metocean surveys were determined both to provide meteo data for exploratory drilling stage, and also to provide design data for offshore oil and gas facilities for year-round operations in the freezing seas. Information on vessels and other technical means used during research is also presented. Unique experience of large-scale expeditionary research carried out by Rosneft Oil Company in the Barents, Kara, Laptev, East Siberian and Chukchi seas in 2012-2020 is described by the leading Russian scientific organizations that involved: Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, Arctic Research Center and Far Eastern Federal University. The recommendations given in the article make it possible to optimize expeditionary and laboratory scope of work needed to study environmental conditions on the Arctic offshore. The obtained data can be used for design of infrastructure and exploration facilities, offshore production structures and hydrocarbon transportation in the arctic seas of the Russian continental shelf, as well as for marine logistics related to the transportation of hydrocarbons along the Northern Sea Route.

References

1. Pashali A.A., Kornishin K.A., Tarasov P.A. et al., Ice and hydrometeorological survey at Khatangskiy license block in the Laptev Sea (In Russ.), Neftyanoe khozyaystvo = Oil Industry, 2018, no. 3, pp. 22–27, DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2018-3-22-27.

2. Pavlov V.A., Kornishin K.A., Mironov E.U. et al., Peculiarities of consolidated layer growth of the Kara and Laptev Sea ice ridges (In Russ.),  Neftyanoe khozyaystvo = Oil Industry, 2016, no. 11, pp. 49–54.

3. Pavlov V.A., Kornishin K.A., Tarasov P.A. et al., Experience in Monitoring and Sizing Up of Icebergs and Ice Features in the South-Western Part of Kara Sea During 2012-2017 (In Russ.),  Neftyanoe khozyaystvo = Oil Industry, 2018, no. 12, pp. 82–87, DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2018-12-82-87.

4.  Pashali A.A., Kornishin K.A., Tarasov P.A., Efimov Ya.O., Nesterov A.V., Chernov A.V., Buzin I.V., Svistunov I.A., Maksimova P.V., Iceberg towing as a technology for its drift change to ensure safe Arctic development (In Russ.), Neftyanoe khozyaystvo = Oil Industry, 2018, no. 11, pp. 36-40, DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2018-11-36-40.

5. Pashali A.A., Kornishin K.A., Tarasov P.A. et al., Special aspects of ice strength seasonal variability in Russian Arctic (In Russ.), Neftyanoe khozyaystvo = Oil Industry, 2020, no. 11, pp. 51–56, DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2020-11-51-55.

6. Pashali A.A., Kornishin K.A., Efimov Ya.O. et al., Seasonal variability of strength properties of ice formations on the Russian continental shelf (In Russ.), Neftyanoe khozyaystvo = Oil Industry, 2021, no. 8, pp. 63–67, DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2021-8-63-67.

7. Sochnev O.Ya., Kornishin K.A., Tarasov P.A. et al., Studies of glaciers in the Russian Arctic for safe marine operations in iceberg waters (In Russ.), Neftyanoe khozyaystvo = Oil Industry, 2018, no. 10, pp. 92–97,  DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2018-10-92-97.

8. Kornishin K.A., Tarasov P.A., Efimov Ya.O. et al., Development of corporative Ice Management System for Arctic license blocks (In Russ.), Neftyanoe khozyaystvo = Oil Industry, 2017, no. 11, pp. 48-51, DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2017-11-48-51.

9. Sochnev O.Ya., Kornishin K.A., Tarasov P.A. et al., Special aspects of iceberg towing in early ice conditions for arctic shelf development (In Russ.), Neftyanoe khozyaystvo = Oil Industry, 2019, no. 10, pp. 78–81, DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2019-10-78-81.



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