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Resource Potential

Ugra features vast amount of natural resources.

The majority of the area of the okrug is covered with forests. The total area of the forest lands is 49 mln ha, i. e. 4.3% of the forest lands of the country. The area of softwood within the okrug exceeds 22.5 mln ha, i. e. 4 % of softwood forests of the Russian Federation. Ugra forests and swamps are rich in cranberry, redberry, blueberry, swamp blueberry, currant, cloudberry, raspberry, dogrose, bird cherry, ashberry, and mushrooms. 148 kinds of medical plants are growing here, including 66 that are used in official medicine.

Freshwater is among important resources of the region. The river network of the okrug consists of the great Siberian Rivers Ob and Irtysh. 29 kinds of fish live in the water bodies, including high-priced species: sturgeon, sterlet, nelma, muksun, broad whitefish, and peled.

The okrug is the main oil and gas province of the Russian Federation. The share of initial aggregated resources of oil in the total hydrocarbon potential of the area is approximately 80%. In 2016, 239.2 mln of oil were produced in the autonomous okrug. As of January 1, 2017, since the commencement of development of oil deposits within the autonomous okrug (in 1964), the cumulative oil production is 11.2 bln tons. Ugra share in all-Russian oil production is 43.6 %. The largest deposits are Samotlorskoe, Fedorovskoe, Mamontovskoe, and Priobskoe.

Oil production dynamics


Oil production in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug –Ugra, mln tons, years

In 2016, 7 new deposits were introduced for development, and 4,188 new production wells were commissioned (3,551 in 2015). 6 oil refineries operate in Ugra, that processed 6.1 mln tons of oil (5.9 mln tons in 2015).

Natural and oil well gas extraction was 34.5 bln m3 (1.8% more, than in 2015). The level of use of oil well gas increased as compared to 2015 by 1.6% up to 95.5%. 23.7 bln m3 of oil well gas was processed (24.6 bln m3 in 2015) by 9 gas refineries.

92.6 bln kW/h of power was generated (1.6% more, than in 2015), 21.3 mln Gcal of heat energy was produced (1.4% more, than in 2015).

Vast natural opportunities of the region are not restricted by the enormous amount of oil and gas. Gold and quartz are produced in Ugra. In the mountain part of the region, on the Eastern slope of the Nether-Polar Urals iron ores were discovered, the estimated resource potential of which is hundreds of millions of tons, coal, occurrences of bauxites, copper, zinc, chromium, manganese, and rare metals.

In the autonomous okrug, there is a crystal glass subprovince, where a set of deposits and occurrences of raw quartz were revealed.

The main types of produced common mineral deposits are sands for leveling works, and to a lesser extent, black dirt.