First crude oil cargo unloaded from Prirazlomnaya platform (Russia)
Russian president Vladimir Putin today witnessed first oil from the Prirazlomnoye field, in the Pechora Sea, being loaded onto a tanker.
Putin observed via video linkup the start of operations to unload the first supplies of oil extracted from the Arctic continental shelf in the Pechora Sea from the stationary ice-resistant offshore oil platform Prirazlomnaya to the tanker Mikhail Ushakov, owned by Sovcomflot.
During the video linkup, Putin spoke with Chairman of the Gazprom Management Board Alexei Miller, who was on the offshore platform. Miller briefed the President on the project and its main stages.