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Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

2014 year, number 6

Assessment of environmental risk associated with gas flaring in Western Siberia

I.G. Yashchenko, L.I. Svarovskaya, M.N. Alexeeva
Institute of Petroleum Chemistry of the Siberian Branch of the RAS, 3, Academichesky ave., Tomsk, 634021, Russia
Keywords: associated oil gas, atmospheric pollution, satellite images, ecological risk, flare, numerical maps, oil field


Negative impact of oil production complex on the ecology of Western Siberia is the chemical pollution of the atmosphere from the burning of associated gas flaring. The technique has been developed to construct maps of thermal anomalies and environmental risk of plant communities under the influence of combustion products of associated oil gas in flares, polluting the atmosphere. We have considered the use of thermal satellite images Landsat and MODIS products for environmental monitoring of anthropogenic impact on vegetation areas of oil fields in Western Siberia - Vatinskoye, Samotlorskoye (Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area) and Sovetskoye (Tomsk region).