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Experts discussed the development of Arctic resources at the International Forum RAO / CIS Offshore in St. Petersburg

The opportunities for using hydrocarbon resources in the Arctic, prospects for the production of oil and gas equipment, the introduction of the latest technologies and environmental safety were discussed by leading oil and gas experts at the International Forum for the Development of Oil and Gas Resources of the Russian Arctic and the CIS Continental Shelf - RAO / CIS Offshore 2019, which held was in St. Petersburg in early October.

The main topic of the event was the development of technology as a key factor in the successful development of the shelf. More than 5000 representatives of relevant ministries, leading Russian and international companies of the fuel and energy complex took part in the business programme. The 2009 Global Energy Prize laureate, Chairman of the Program Committee of the RAO / CIS Offshore Forum, Principal Research Scientist at Institute of oil geology and geophysics named after A. Trofimuk, the academician of the RAS, Alexey Kontorovich said about the forum: “The international conference on the development of oil and gas resources of the Russian Arctic and the continental shelf  is held every two years and has already become traditional. At these conferences we summarize the results of the work that has been previously done, evaluate the prospects, talk about new technologies that must be developed for the successful development of the shelf. That is how the program of our conference is organized. Representatives of the best domestic and foreign companies take part in it. I think that participation in the conference will help public understand better the state of affairs, and will help specialists understand where to go next.”

The business programme of the International Conference was designed for three days and included more than 10 panel sessions and discussions. 149 speakers presented their latest developments for the extraction, processing and transportation of mineral raw materials in the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation.
The Forum was organized by the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation, the Federal Agency for Subsoil Use, the Russian Academy of Sciences, PJSC Gazprom, PJSC NK Rosneft, SIC Kurchatov Institute, Gazprom VNIIGAZ LLC, Scientific Council of the Russian Academy of Sciences on the problems of geology and development of oil, gas and coal deposits, LLC "RESTEC".

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