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The Arctic. It’s a harsh climate, but it’s also the most fragile ecosystem on earth. Protecting it is part of our job: we use cutting-edge production technologies and make sure any human impacts on the environment are strictly controlled.

The Arctic itself helps us work effectively. Nothing recharges your batteries more than a fresh Arctic wind.

Try it for yourself! We have put together some of the sounds of the Arctic to bring the atmosphere of this unique place closer to everyone. Take the edge off your working day with an Arctic reset session!

Frozen in time

Deadlines bearing down? Everyone around you needing something from you? Juggling thousands of tasks at once? Take a deep breath and tune in to the sounds on this playlist.

Refresh your mind

In urgent need of fresh ideas, but just not coming up with anything good? These sounds will help refresh you, and help you concentrate on creative tasks.

Overcome the iciest hearts

Need firing up before an important meeting? Our special Arctic playlist will help gird your loins.

Bemoreseal

If you’re going to work well, you have to relax properly Get a breath of fresh air in the Arctic for just five minutes once an hour and feel your productivity grow!

Chill

Anger and resentment burning you up? If you’re just about to lose it, the sounds on this playlist will help you calm down. And don’t forget to breathe!

Tone it down

Colleagues talking business, printer grinding away irritatingly, and the office coffee machine audible all over the floor? Put on some headphones and turn up the sounds on this playlist. Right. Now you can work to the soothing sounds of the Arctic.

Frozen in time

Deadlines bearing down? Everyone around you needing something from you? Juggling thousands of tasks at once? Take a deep breath and tune in to the sounds on this playlist.

Refresh your mind

In urgent need of fresh ideas, but just not coming up with anything good? These sounds will help refresh you, and help you concentrate on creative tasks.

Overcome the iciest hearts

Need firing up before an important meeting? Our special Arctic playlist will help gird your loins.

Bemoreseal

If you’re going to work well, you have to relax properly Get a breath of fresh air in the Arctic for just five minutes once an hour and feel your productivity grow!

Chill

Anger and resentment burning you up? If you’re just about to lose it, the sounds on this playlist will help you calm down. And don’t forget to breathe!

Tone it down

Colleagues talking business, printer grinding away irritatingly, and the office coffee machine audible all over the floor? Put on some headphones and turn up the sounds on this playlist. Right. Now you can work to the soothing sounds of the Arctic.

  • Frozen in time

    Enjoy each sound separately, or switch them all on at the same time!

    Waves rippling on an icy shore

    To make sure that the waters of the Pechora Sea never change their hydrochemical make-up, we make sure they’re sampled regularly. Levels have been normal for some years now.

    Snow creaking under the paws of a polar bear

    Polar bears are always roaming. We track them from the air, and mark all possible places where they might be found. We’ve also caught sight of them around our facilities.

    The flapping wings of Arctic birds

    Birds are drawn to the abundant food — and the safety — of the shallow waters around the south—-east of the Barents Sea. Our tracking of bird populations shows these places have lost none of their appeal.

    Refresh your mind

    Enjoy each sound separately, or switch them all on at the same time!

    A gentle storm in the Barents Sea

    The climate around the Barents Sea is harsh — and changeable. Warm air from the Atlantic meeting cold air from the Arctic means frequent strong winds and storms.

    The clapping wings of a tundra swan

    The tundra swan is listed in Russia’s “Red Book” — a directory of endangered species. This bird still loves to nest in the coastal areas around the south—east of the Barents Sea.

    A finback whale blowing water

    Inhabiting most of the oceans and open seas on our planet, the finback whale is also to be found in the Barents Sea.

    Overcome the iciest hearts

    Enjoy each sound separately, or switch them all on at the same time!

    The whistling of the Arctic wind

    The Barents Sea is often battered by powerful winds. Winter wind-speeds along the coast (particularly in November and December) can reach 35 to 40 metres per second — or even more when it really blows.

    The sound of ice breaking

    We take full account of Arctic ice conditions in building our facilities. There’s thin ice here from December to April, but in March it starts to get up to two metres thick.

    A growling polar bear

    Polar bears roam from place to place, looking for food. The bears’ main prey is the ringed seal, although they will sometimes attack walruses and white wales.

    An Atlantic walrus calls out to its friends

    The Atlantic walrus is an animal that doesn’t like to be disturbed. So, for that reason, we tagged some with satellite transmitters to find out where they like to breed.

    Bemoreseal

    Enjoy each sound separately, or switch them all on at the same time!

    An Atlantic salmon splashing around in the sea

    In order to protect biodiversity in the Arctic, we’re helping increase fish populations in the Russian Far North. Our specialists are breeding and releasing millions of valuable fish fry — muksun (whitefish), Siberian white salmon and, of course, Atlantic salmon.

    The measured clap of a seal’s flippers

    The Barents Sea is home to the Greenland seal. We have seen them around the Prirazlomnaya rig. Seals go out onto the ice around our facilities quite calmly, showing no signs of concern.

    A Brent goose calling

    Brent geese are the smallest of the Arctic geese. We keep tabs on their populations to make sure nothing is impacting them — and we can see their numbers are increasing!

    The quiet rustling of the Arctic breeze

    The Barents Sea climate is highly variable. Winters can be extremely harsh, but in summer the Arctic can have temperatures of more than 20 degrees, with a gentle breeze.

    Chill

    Enjoy each sound separately, or switch them all on at the same time!

    The gentle chirrup of a snow bunting

    The snow bunting is one of the few perching birds to be found in the Arctic, even in harsh weather. But the snow bunting never stops for long on its flight — two or three hours and it’s back on its way to warmth!

    The cry of a long-tailed duck

    The long-tailed duck is one of the most populous ducks in the tundra. We often see large concentrations of these birds around the coast of the Barents Sea.

    A leisurely chat with some belugas

    The beluga (white) whale is one of the few mammals that lives in the waters of the Pechora Sea all year round. We keep an ongoing watch on beluga whale population numbers, and their movements. They’re quite at home along the entire coast of the mainland.

    Tone it down

    Enjoy each sound separately, or switch them all on at the same time!

    Tundra swansong

    The tundra swan is listed in Russia’s “Red Book”. We take every care to make sure nothing stops them from starting a family and reproducing. Swan songs are often part of their mating ritual.

    The cackle of white-fronted geese

    White-fronted geese try to avoid crowded places during their nesting season. Their numbers are steadily increasing — meaning nothing is stopping them from nesting and breeding around the Barents Sea.

    The cry of the sea ducks

    These birds prefer to spend time around the seashore. We have spotted different species — the white-winged scoter, the black scoter, the common goldeneye, the goosander and the common merganser — around the coasts of the Pechora Sea.