On December 17, 2018, an award ceremony for the Energy of Modern Russia national photography contest took place at the Ministry of Energy in Moscow. The event was attended by Alexander Novak, Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation.

The contest was organized by the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation. The jury included heads of Russia’s leading media outlets. The participants competed in the following categories: Historical Photograph; Nature’s Eye; Master Craftsman; A Day in the Life; Innovations; Faster, Higher, Stronger; Rare Snapshot; and Young Talent. A total of 958 photos from 140 entities were submitted in the competition.

Danil Khusainov, photojournalist from Gazprom Dobycha Yamburg, took first place in the Innovations category with a photo entitled “Exercises.” The category showcased technical progress in the fuel and energy complex.

Danil Khusainov took the award-winning photo during a drill at a gas field. In the course of the drill, Gazprom Dobycha Yamburg’s emergency response units honed their skills in interacting with medical professionals and firefighters. The photo depicts a shooting powder cannon, a device employed in emergencies at gas well clusters.


Gazprom Dobycha Yamburg is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom. It operates in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area.

The company is focused on gas and gas condensate production. Gazprom Dobycha Yamburg holds licenses for the development and production of hydrocarbons from the Yamburgskoye and Zapolyarnoye fields and is getting ready for commercial production at the Severo-Kamennomyssky, Kamennomysskoye-Sea, Obsky, Chugoryakhinsky, Tazovsko-Zapolyarny and Yuzhno-Parusovy subsurface areas, as well as the Parusovy, Severo-Parusovy and Semakovsky areas as part of joint ventures. The company is also responsible for the development of the Antipayutinskoye and Tota-Yakhinskoye fields.

Gas treatment is carried out at 14 comprehensive gas treatment units and 5 pre-treatment units.

Gazprom Dobycha Yamburg employs around 11,000 people. The company is headquartered in Novy Urengoy.

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