Russia needs special technologies for work in the Arctic
15:30 9 октября 2014
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The plenary session «Consolidation of the role of Russian industrial enterprises in the development of the Arctic shelf in the current conditions» took place within the international conference on ship-building and development of high-technological equipment for the Arctic «Offshore Marintec Russia», which is taking place in Saint Petersburg.
Academician of the RAS, the honored secretary of the Public Chamber of Russia, the president of Kurchatov institute Yevgeniy Velikhov spoke within the sitting. He called development of the arctic shelf the nationwide task. As the scientist underlines, development of resources of the Arctic is a process, which can be compared to creation of aviation and space industry. Also he adds that Russia needs to elaborate the special scientific program for development of the arctic shelf.
Academician of the RAS, the chairperson of the scientific council of the RAS on geology and development of oil and gas fields Aleksey Kontorovich notes that Russia starts development of the arctic shelf in the situation, when the Arctic is not studied in geological meaning. The first task is to study this region geologically, to understand, where maximum resources of oil and gas are concentrated, and, depending on requirements of economy, the global and internal markets to orientate to oil-bearing or gas-bearing areas. In the opinion of Aleksey Kontorovich, not a single state has technologies suitable for drilling, extraction or transportation of resources in the conditions of the Arctic now, as it is informed on the website arctic-info.ru.
Leading Russian and foreign scientists, representatives of the power and business, are participating in the international conference. The forum will last till the 10th of October. Further, by the decree of the Russian government, it is planned to conduct it once in two years.