When fracking is beautiful, in 8 photos


A separator facility is illuminated at night at the central processing plant for oil and gas at the Salym Petroleum Development. (Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg)

Shell and Russian oil producer Gazprom Neft began drilling in January in the Bazhenov formation, which is believed to be one of the world’s largest deposits of shale oil. Bloomberg photographer Andrey Rudakov captured these remarkable images of the Salym Petroleum Development.


A separator facility, left, stands illuminated at night at the central processing plant (Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg)

A crane unloads a supply truck near an oil drilling derrick. (Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg)

An oil sample boils in a flask to determine its fractional composition in a laboratory at the custody transfer facility. (Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg)

A close look at an oil drilling derrick. (Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg)

Oil storage tanks stand illuminated at night at the central processing plant (Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg)

A gas station is lit up. (Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg)

An oil derrick in the Salym Petroleum Development oil fields. (Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg)

Light illuminates an oil derrick . (Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg)
Matt McFarland is the editor of Innovations. He's always looking for the next big thing. You can find him on Twitter and Facebook.
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