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Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug

Monument to exploratory well R-2

The exploratory well R-2 is one of the symbols of Novy Urengoy. The history of the city started from the place where the monument is located. 

The fountain of natural gas came out with a great force on the 6th of June 1966 with a first exploratory well, drilled to a depth of 1300 meters. A new unique gas field appeared on the geological map of the country thanks to this event.

An unusual monument showing two workers who stand at a drill tower is located some kilometers distant from Novy Urengoy. A six-meter stela in the form of a drill tower was installed in 2006 in the year of the 40th anniversary of the discovery of the Urengoy oil and gas condensate field

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Address: YNAD, Novy Urengoy
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