Rosneft will use a unique technology to try changing icebergs’ drift trajectory, the company said in a statement issued on September 12, 2016.
The expedition is going to carry out a total of 12 experiments. It will also hold hydrometeorological and oceanographic surveys of the Russian Arctic.
«To carry out such works, which are a key element of the ice management system, icebreaker Kapitan Dranitsyn left the port of Murmansk for the summer expedition’s area in the Kara Sea,» the statement said, without
providing details about technologies used for changing icebergs’ paths.
The expedition will also train the iceberg-platform scenario that presupposes moving an iceberg to a platform.
«In the future, that experience will allow securing sea infrastructure facilities from interaction with icebergs during industrial activities on the Arctic shelf,» Rosneft's press service added.
Research vessel Akademik Tryoshnikov will deliver construction materials, fuel and equipment for the first Arctic base of Rosneft on the shore of the Laptev Sea’s Khatanga Gulf.