Industrial photography of the enterprises of the SIBUR Holding
SIBUR is the largest petrochemical and gas processing complex in the country. The major enterprises of the holding are in the West Siberian region, hence the name SIBUR, meaning “Siberia and the Urals”.
The enterprises of the SIBUR Holding are engaged in the processing of oil and gas raw materials into synthetic industrial products, such as basic polymers, rubber, plastics, organic synthesis products, and other petrochemical products. SIBUR owns the country’s largest infrastructure for the processing and transportation of oil and gas raw materials and petrochemicals. Of the nine gas processing plants in Western Siberia, eight are part of the holding!
Representatives of the SIBUR Holding contacted Line Artworks Studio for an update of the company’s photo bank. The photography took place at the major enterprises of the petrochemical holding in Noyabrsk, Chaikovsky, and in the seaport of Ust-Luga. The project took half a year, although photography at each site lasted for only three days. This was because of the desire of the company to photograph enterprises in various seasons, in the winter and in the summer.
The first photography session took place in the winter in Noyabrsk, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, and lasted for three days. During this time, we visited the newly built Vyngapurovsky gas processing plant, where we photographed the production process and the company’s employees at work. The Line Artworks team also took several image-building photographs with a female employee of the holding at the plant and against the backdrop of a gas rig. Summer photography took place at the Uralorgsintez petrochemical enterprise in Chaikovsky, Perm Krai. Here, we also photographed the production process and took some panoramic photos with the views of the plant. To create a panorama, our photographer had to climb the highest chimney of the plant; you can see a similar one in the photo!
Photography in the port of Ust-Luga took place in two stages; each lasted for one day. First, we photographed the company’s fleet and its service structures from the shore, and then we captured from the boat the first gas carrier that arrived in Ust-Luga. The resulting images were used for SIBUR corporate booklets, presentations and annual reports.
Line Artworks also performed industrial photography of Gazprom, another major player in the Russian oil and gas sector. We photographed the Bashkir division of the company, Gazprom neftekhim Salavat. The result of our work is available here.