Rosneft Oil Company and Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) have signed a contract for research aimed to determine the structural behaviour of deformed ice for the design of marine hydraulic structures, during the 5th Eastern Economic Forum.
The scope of work under the contract provides for studies of deformed ice properties at a field test site, model tests, as well as the development of guidelines for taking into account the structural behaviour of deformed ice and ice loads.
The research programme includes constant monitoring and a comparative study of the ice behaviour on the field test sites located in the Arctic and in the waters of the Okhotsk Sea. The obtained data will help to clarify the ice loads on the structures located on the continental shelf of freezing seas for efficient and safe hydrocarbon production.
The Arctic Research and Design Centre, a subsidiary of Rosneft corporate Research and Development complex, will be engaged in the scientific and methodological support of the project.
The Company’s signing of the contract is another step to develop the scientific expeditionary programme for the study of the Arctic and Far Eastern shelves.
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ver the years, Rosneft and FEFU have been implementing a number of innovative projects related to the offshore fields’ development.
The Far Eastern Federal University has substantial competence in marine hydraulic engineering in freezing seas due to the scientific school of marine hydraulic engineering and marine ice engineering, which was formed in the 1980s. Previously, FEFU specialists conducted research of sheet ice structural behaviour, developed mathematical models of the processes of ice loads formation and impacts on the continental shelf’s marine engineering structures, which were verified on the basis of field and semi-field experimental studies.
The Far Eastern Scientific School is widely known in Russia and abroad. FEFU has accumulated considerable experience in scientific support of marine engineering in the Pacific basin.
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