Seasonal and interannual variability of fast ice extent in the southeastern Laptev Sea
between 1999 and 2013.
Preparation was under-way for full-scale exploration in the blocks of the Laptev Sea
, East Siberia Sea, Chukchee Sea, Kara Sea, Barents Sea and the Black Sea.
The collapse in oil prices together with economic sanctions which bar Russian access to western capital markets and technology are taking a toll on Russia's energy projects and have affected Arctic projects and expanding pipeline networks to the Chukchi Sea, Laptev Sea
and Kara Sea oil and gas fields.
Late Pleistocene-Holocene and Recent Ostracoda of the Laptev Sea
and Their Importance for Paleoenvironmental Reconstructions
The summer is short, but relatively hot (in most of the republic the maximum temperature is plus 36-38[degrees]C, on the Laptev Sea
coasts it is plus 29-32[degrees]C), with a long sunshine duration (a continuous polar day).
The agreements, which include plans to explore seven new blocks in the Chukchi Sea, Laptev Sea
and Kara Sea, were signed by Igor Sechin, president of Rosneft, and Stephen Greenlee, president of ExxonMobil Exploration Company, in the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
comm.), and from western Canada in Mackenzie Bay and Amundsen Gulf eastward around the Arctic to the Laptev Sea
encountered little ice in the Barents and Kara seas, but sailed through ice up to 30 centimeter thick in the Laptev Sea
and the Bering Strait, Gazprom said.
Irene Wahlstrom of the University of Gothenburg; Sweden, studied C[O.sub.2] absorption in two adjacent Arctic seas--the East Siberian Sea via a shipborne expedition, and the Laptev Sea
using mathematical modelling.
Seismic surveys in the Kara Sea and Laptev Sea
in the same period gave the region's reserves estimates of 100b toe, or about 20-25% of current world reserves.
The company is to start the acquisition in early August with 4,500 km in the Laptev Sea
, before the vessel moves to the East Siberian Sea to acquire an additional 3,200 km.