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Gazprom Neft joins programme to minimalize environmental damage in Artic drilling fields

26th March 2014

Companies signed up to the Arctic Oil Spill Response Technology Industry Programme (JIP) will work to minimise the environmental impact of Arctic exploration and production through development of new technologies and processes.

Companies signed up to the Arctic Oil Spill Response Technology Industry Programme (JIP) will work to minimise the environmental impact of Arctic exploration and production through development of new technologies and processes.

Gazprom Neft has been the first company in the Russian oil and gas sector to join the JIP programme initiated in 2012.

Joint research with other firms will help increase industry knowledge and practice with joint equipment testing and development.

Vadim Yakovlev, first deputy CEO of Gazprom Neft, commented: “Developing oil fields in the Arctic region, including off-shore, requires advanced technological solutions for production, ensuring environmental safety and reducing any environmental impact. The joint research program will enable us to employ international best practice and global expertise in constant improving environmental security systems in the Arctic.”

Over the course of the programme, the JIP will carry out a series of advanced research projects in laboratory conditions on six key areas of research: dispersants, environmental effects, trajectory modelling, remote sensing, mechanical recovery and in situ buring.

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