ASSESSMENT OF THE AUTUMN PROCESSES IMPACT ON ICEBERG SAFETY OF EXPLORATION DRILLING
Efimov Ya.O. – expert, Arctic Research Centre, firstname.lastname@example.org
Key words: drilling, shelf, safety, icebergs.
Environmental factors (wind, sea waves, visibility) have a decisive influence on operations of icebergs detection and deviation from offshore oil and gas facilities . Based on the results of experiments performed during 2012-2017 ,  the limiting parameters of the environment can be defined for safe marine operations; in the paper it is considered impossible to perform offshore operations when these limit values are exceeded. The article discusses realization of offshore operations only for open water conditions from July to October, which coincides with the timing of geological exploration (primarily prospecting and exploration drilling) on the Russian Arctic shelf.