"Gazprom dobycha Yamburg" / Production / Yamburg
Yamburg is an arctic shift settlement of ООО «Gazprom dobycha Yamburg» located in the Nadym region of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous okrug . Yamburg is located 148,
The Yamburg settlement got its name from the Yamburgskoye field in the area of which it was constructed at the beginning of 1980-ies to become the centre of the field development.
In September 1984 by ruling of executive committee of the Tyumen oblast Council of people’s deputies the Yamburg settlement of the Nyda village council of the Nadym region was established. Trust «Yamburgstroygazdobycha» was formed, which was involved in the construction of the settlement and the field facilities. Yamburg was planned to be a town with population of 30 thousand people according to the initial general layout of construction. But in 1986 the government took a decision to develop and operate the Yamburgskoye oil gas condensate field by a rotational team method. Such a decision was the result of long and hot discussions of theorists and practitioners of gas production. The experience of the USA of constructing shift settlements in Alaska was taken as an example in the field development.
The Finnish experience in laying out northern settlements was used in the layout of Yamburg. They have built hotel type residential houses and dormitories. Most employees live in so-called modules. A module is a three-story building of four dormitories connected by heated passages with the public building. There are seven such modules. They have one-room residential sections for two persons, and two-room sections for five persons. Each section is provided with amenities. In the public block there are winter gardens, canteens, stores, cookeries, playing areas, gyms. Cosmonauts who visited Yamburg compared the gasmens’ houses with orbital modules, because people can stay inside for a whole year, with no need to go outside. The employees are especially proud of the cultural sport complex. It is a multifunctional community center. There is a library with a several thousand book collection. And in the 500-seat cinema and concert hall, noted Russian and foreign singers often perform.
In Yamburg around 5-6 thousand employees work at the same time, but none of them lives here permanently — it is either rotational team personnel of «Gazprom dobycha Yamburg» or its contracting companies. The employees work in the Yamburgskoye field during one or two months, then they have a rotational leave which usually lasts around one month.
In Yamburg there is a well-equipped medical station. It comprises a polyclinic, an ambulance, a hospital, a drug’s store, a rehabilitation treatment unit.
Yamburg has its attractions. It is a monument to the pioneers of the northern fields development and a corporate museum. St. John the Theologist Orthodox Church has been built in Yamburg. It is the northernmost on the planet. In August 2001 Alexy II, the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, visited the Yamburgskoye field and consecrated the church.