* Green Seismic technology is based on using lightweight technical equipment and wireless radio-telemetry data-logging systems, meaning manmade environmental impacts on forested areas can be reduced. Using compact mobile equipment helps reduce the width of forestry-clearance access trails for delivering and installing seismic-recording equipment by as much as five-fold. Second generation technology — Green Seismic 2.0 — is designed to allow further use of compact equipment, in this case drilling rigs for operations at access trails where seismic signals are generated.
Green Seismic technology is being successfully deployed throughout facilities belonging to Gazpromneft-Khantos, Slavneft-Megionneftegaz, Gazpromneft-Vostok, Gazpromneft Technology Partnerships (formerly the Bazhen Technology Centre) and Gazpromneft-Noyabrskneftegaz.
** The National Ecology Prize was established in 2003: it was named in honour of V.I. Vernadsky (considered one of the founders of Russian geological science) in 2013, on the 150th anniversary of his birth. The purpose of the prize is to recognise and popularise completed projects in environmental protection, energy efficiency and resources management, the development of new technologies in energy and industry, the deployment of best-available technologies, to promote environmental awareness and culture, and to develop environmental education in the interests of sustainable development, based around Academician V.I. Vernadsky’s ideas. The competition received a record number of applications in 2020, with 514 projects from 69 regions across Russia being submitted.