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Gazprom prepares to launch its ice-resistant oil drilling well in the Russian Arctic
The ice-resistant Prirazlomnaya oil platform is being outfitted by Gazprom on the coast of Murmansk City before being towed to the Prirazlomnoye oil field in the eastern part of the Pechora Sea about 60 km north of the Nenets Autonomous Okrug.
This is the first Arctic-class oil platform in the world and the first commercial offshore development in the Arctic.
The platform has been under construction at the Sevmash yard for 15 years and is designed to operate on...