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A separator facility stands illuminated at night at the central processing plant for oil and gas at the Salym Petroleum Development oil fields near Salym, Russia, on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. Salym Petroleum Development, the venture between Shell and Gazprom Neft, has started drilling the first of five horizontal wells over the next two years that will employ multi-fracturing technology, according to a statement today. Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

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 for oil and gas at the Salym Petroleum Development oil fields near Salym, Russia, on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. Salym Petroleum Development, the venture between Shell and Gazprom Neft, has started drilling the first of five horizontal wells over the next two years that will employ multi-fracturing technology, according to a statement today. Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

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 operating at night in the Salym Petroleum Development oil fields near Salym, Russia, on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. Salym Petroleum Development, the venture between Shell and Gazprom Neft, has started drilling the first of five horizontal wells over the next two years that will employ multi-fracturing technology, according to a statement today. Photographer: 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 at the Salym Petroleum Development oil fields near Salym, Russia, on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. Salym Petroleum Development, the venture between Shell and Gazprom Neft, has started drilling the first of five horizontal wells over the next two years that will employ multi-fracturing technology, according to a statement today. Photographer: 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)

An oil drilling derrick stands illuminated at night in the Salym Petroleum Development oil fields near Salym, Russia, on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. Salym Petroleum Development, the venture between Shell and Gazprom Neft, has started drilling the first of five horizontal wells over the next two years that will employ multi-fracturing technology, according to a statement today. Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

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

Oil storage tanks stand illuminated at night in the central processing plant for oil and gas at the Salym Petroleum Development oil fields near Salym, Russia, on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. Salym Petroleum Development, the venture between Shell and Gazprom Neft, has started drilling the first of five horizontal wells over the next two years that will employ multi-fracturing technology, according to a statement today. Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

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

A gas station stands illuminated at night in the Salym Petroleum Development oil fields near Salym, Russia, on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. Salym Petroleum Development, the venture between Shell and Gazprom Neft, has started drilling the first of five horizontal wells over the next two years that will employ multi-fracturing technology, according to a statement today. Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

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

Electric light illuminates an oil derrick at night in the Salym Petroleum Development oil fields near Salym, Russia, on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. Salym Petroleum Development, the venture between Shell and Gazprom Neft, has started drilling the first of five horizontal wells over the next two years that will employ multi-fracturing technology, according to a statement today. Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

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

Electric light illuminates an oil derrick at night in the Salym Petroleum Development oil fields near Salym, Russia, on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. Salym Petroleum Development, the venture between Shell and Gazprom Neft, has started drilling the first of five horizontal wells over the next two years that will employ multi-fracturing technology, according to a statement today. Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

Light illuminates an oil derrick . (Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg)

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