To drill for oil in the Arctic, Russian oil companies host a fleet of Arctic aviation and ships. The larger companies have hired atomic ice breakers to deliver their teams deep into the Arctic. Those ice breakers often carry helicopters on board. They are used for research and scouting, for human transportation and the delivery of shipments to the drilling
operations. This is just one of their scout brigades, as in 2013 this company used a total of thirteen ships and three helicopters for their Arctic exploration. The exploration by these companies now exceeds the exploration the Soviet Union has carried out in this region. Here is an example of the flying machines being used - the KA-32C.