Nenets Autonomous Area

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Nenets Autonomous Area

(nyĕ`nyĭts), administrative division (1990 est. pop. 55,000), 68,224 sq mi (176,700 sq km), extreme NE European Russia. Formed in 1929, the area forms the northern part of Arkhangelsk oblast and extends along the tundra coast of the Barents, White, and Kara seas. Naryan-Mar, the capital, is a lumber port on the Pechora River. The area includes the northern section of the Pechora coal basin, with mines at Khalmer-Yu and along the Silova River. Until the discovery of oil and gas fields, reindeer raising, fishing, fur trapping, and seal hunting were the chief occupations. Fish canning, sawmilling, and hide processing are also important to the area. Many of the formerly nomadic Nenets live in agricultural settlements. Russians make up a majority (66%) of the population, while the Nenets have shrunk to 12% of the population. The Nenets, previously known as SamoyedesSamoyedes
or Samoyeds
, partly nomadic, partly settled agricultural tribes found in N Siberia and the Taimyr Peninsula, especially in the basin of the Ob and Yenisei rivers. Traditionally they hunted reindeer and held shamans in high repute.
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, speak a Finno-Ugric language and are either Orthodox Christians or animists. They were first mentioned in the 11th cent., and became tributaries of the grand duchy of Moscow at the end of the 15th cent. In 1977 the area's political status was changed from a national area to an autonomous area. In the 1990s there have been demands for an increase in the area's share of oil royalties, as well as talk of secession from the oblast.
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Kharyaga: In the Arctic north's Nenets autonomous okrug (sub-region), in the Timan-Pechora Basin, the Kharyaga JV began 39o API oil production in October 1999 at 10,000 b/d from three wells.
The concession is located within the Krasnoselkupsky district in the Yamalo Nenets Autonomous Okrug.
The area licenced to PL is in the Nenets Autonomous okrug (sub-region) some 125 km south of the Barents Sea.
Open Competition: Preparation of planning documents within the boundaries of the planned deployment of gas pipelines in the Nenets Autonomous Okrug
Major organization : DEPARTMENT OF CONSTRUCTION, HOUSING AND COMMUNAL SERVICES, ENERGY AND TRANSPORT OF THE NENETS AUTONOMOUS OKRUG
Open Competition: Provision of services for technical and advisory and methodological support of regional e-government infrastructure Nenets Autonomous Okrug
Request for proposal: provision of telecommunications services for the purposes of broadcasting (television broadcast North (TCS) in the Nenets Autonomous Okrug network
Major organization : STATE INSTITUTION NENETS AUTONOMOUS OKRUG "NENETS BROADCASTING COMPANY"
Request for proposal: For the provision of telecommunication services for broadcasting (broadcast channel North (TCS) in the Nenets Autonomous Okrug network DTH) for the needs of the budget-funded institutions of the Nenets Autonomous Okrug Nenets Broadcasting Company.
Acting in full accordance with the previously announced schedules and within the timelines that are unprecedented for projects of such a scale, we managed to create the required infrastructure and started oil production in the Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Bashneft s President Alexander Korsik commented.
Polar Lights Company operates the Ardalin oil field in the Nenets Autonomous Okrug of the Timan Pechora Basin, about 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) northeast of Moscow.
The Ardalin field, in the Nenets Autonomous Okrug of the Timan Pechora Basin, began production in August 1994, in the harsh arctic tundra environment, about 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) northeast of Moscow.