[INTERACTIVE INFOGRAPHICS]: On the World’s First Ice-Resistant Oil Platform

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Courtesy of Gazprom

Located in Russia, the Prirazlomnaya Platform is the first Arctic-class ice-resistant oil platform in the world, with an extraction capacity of 70 million barrels a year.

The platform can resist extreme conditions—ice, corrosion, humidity—and offers 90 days of autonomous operation in case of bad weather.

This infographic presents some of the major construction advantages that make this gigantic platform—its upper deck is as big as two football fields !—able to extract oil in the ice of the Arctic. Mouse over on the hotspot icons to know more about it.

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