Gazprom Transgaz Samara

formerly Samaratransgaz

100 per cent ownership by Gazprom

News and events

Contacts

106A Novo-Sadovaya St., Bldg. 1
443086, Samara
Russia

(+7 846) 212-38-71
(+7 846) 212-39-55
(+7 846) 212-37-55 fax

samstg@samaratransgaz.gazprom.ru

samara-tr.gazprom.ru

Head of PR and Media Relations Service

Alexander Luchinin

Head of PR and Media Relations Service

(+7 846) 212-39-04

luchinin@samaratransgaz.gazprom.ru

Management 

Vladimir Subbotin

Vladimir Subbotin is Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Samara.

He was born in 1976 in the Tyumen Region.

Vladimir Subbotin graduated from Ural State Technical University, majoring in Power Engineering.

1999–2003

Technological compressor operator, gas infrastructure maintenance engineer at the Ochyorskoye Gas Pipeline Operation Center, Permtransgaz.

2003–2010

Deputy Head, Head of a gas compressor station at the Priokskoye Gas Pipeline Operation Center, Gazprom Transgaz Nizhny Novgorod (formerly Volgotransgaz).

2010–2012

Director of the Sechenovskoye Gas Pipeline Operation Center (branch of Gazprom Transgaz Nizhny Novgorod).

From April 2012

Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Samara.

Company history 

Gazprom Transgaz Samara’s history is linked to the creation of the national gas transmission system. On September 15, 1943, the USSR’s first gas pipeline, Buguruslan – Pokhvistnevo – Kuibyshev, was brought into operation. The 165-kilometer pipeline had the annual capacity of 220 million cubic meters of gas. The gas pipeline supplied the necessary fuel for the defense companies that had been relocated in 1941 to the country’s provisional capital of Kuibyshev (today known as Samara).

Gas pipeline construction. Pipe laying, 1942

Gas pipeline construction. Pipe laying, 1942

In 1945, the Kuibyshevgaz trust was set up. For more than 20 years, the company produced, processed, and transported gas, as well as provided gas to households and businesses in the city and the region at large.

Builders of first gas pipeline, 1943

Builders of first gas pipeline, 1943

The construction of the Chelyabinsk – Petrovsk, Urengoy – Petrovsk and Urengoy – Novopskov gas trunklines in the 1970s resulted in a considerable growth in gas flows and the expansion of the company. During that decade, five of the eight currently active gas pipeline operation centers were built.

Syzranskoye Gas Pipeline Operation Center. Main control board, 1983

Syzranskoye Gas Pipeline Operation Center. Main control board, 1983

Major activities

Gazprom Transgaz Samara is engaged in natural gas transmission via gas trunklines and provides gas to consumers in seven Russian regions: the Samara, Ulyanovsk, Orenburg, Penza and Saratov Regions and the Republics of Mordovia and Tatarstan.

Syzran – Ulyanovsk gas pipeline

Syzran – Ulyanovsk gas pipeline

Today, the company operates around 4,500 kilometers of gas trunklines, 17 compressor shops, and 145 gas distribution facilities, transporting about 15 per cent of the natural gas produced in Russia.

Gazprom Transgaz Samara’s area of operation

Gazprom Transgaz Samara’s area of operation

Gazprom Transgaz Samara has 18 branches, of which 8 are engaged in the transmission of “the blue fuel” and 10 are responsible for maintenance, logistics, transportation, communications, and security at facilities.

Compressor station, Syzranskoye Gas Pipeline Operation Center

Compressor station, Syzranskoye Gas Pipeline Operation Center

The company fully meets the requirements of the following international standards: ISO 9001:2008 (quality management), ISO 14001:2004 (environmental management), ISO 50001:2011 (energy management), OHSAS 18001:2007 (occupational health and safety management), and STO Gazprom 9001–2012 (corporate standard).

Tolyattinskoye Gas Pipeline Operation Center

Tolyattinskoye Gas Pipeline Operation Center

Gazprom Transgaz Samara provides a platform for various innovative projects. The company implemented a number of strategic initiatives for Gazprom, resulting in such developments as:

  • internal information management system;
  • quality management system;
  • face gas seals;
  • controlled blasting technologies;
  • Lean Production technology.

Gazprom Transgaz Samara received a certificate from the National Gas Vehicle Association and is a repeat winner of such national competitions as 1,000 Best Companies and Organizations of Russia and Russian Organization of High Social Efficiency. The company also won a prize during the People’s Recognition regional public campaign and is a multiple award winner in the EcoLeader regional competitions.

Welding operations during Emergency Response at Hazardous Facility exercise

Gazprom Transgaz Samara is one of the largest taxpayers in the Samara Region.

Environmental protection

In 2011, Gazprom Transgaz Samara became the first of Gazprom’s entities to confirm its compliance with the requirements of the ISO 50001:2011 international standard (energy management systems).

Compressor station in spring

Compressor station in spring

Environmental experts at work

Environmental conservation and rational use of natural resources are among the company’s priorities. Gazprom Transgaz Samara has an environmental impact management system, which undergoes continuous improvements. With a view to increase the energy efficiency of its major and ancillary activities, the company is putting into place an energy efficiency and resource saving management system integrated into the existing environmental management system.

Ice storms at Pavlovskoye Gas Pipeline Operation Center

Ice storms at Pavlovskoye Gas Pipeline Operation Center

In 2009, the company’s environmental management system was recognized as compliant with the requirements of the ISO 14001:2004 international standard.

Social policy

The company employs around 5,000 people. Labor relations at Gazprom Transgaz Samara are governed by the Collective Agreement, which offers social benefits and guarantees to each employee, thereby ensuring a high level of social protection.

The company makes efforts to help strengthen the health of its employees, their families, and retirees. Gazprom Transgaz Samara’s employees regularly participate in Gazprom’s Spartakiada Games and the Fakel corporate talent competitions.

Charity is a crucial focus of the company’s social efforts.

Healthy Family social project

The following social projects have become traditional for Gazprom Transgaz Samara:

  • Lessons of Kindness;
  • Healthy Family;
  • Labor Teams;
  • Let’s Do It Together;
  • Physics and Math Knowledge Competition, with prized offered by the company;
  • New Year’s and Christmas events for children.

Every year, about 3,000 children from all regions where the company operates take part in Gazprom Transgaz Samara’s social programs.

Labor Teams social project

Labor Teams social project

As part of the Gazprom for Children program, the following facilities were built in Gazprom Transgaz Samara’s area of operation: the Mechta health and fitness center, the Kristall ice palace, the Olimp sports center, 10 multi-purpose sports grounds, over 70 children’s playgrounds, 9 training grounds for the Ready for Labor and Defense (GTO) program, and 12 grounds with outdoor exercise equipment.

Vladislav Tretyak at opening of Kristall ice palace

Kristall, popular ice arena

Vladimir Subbotin, Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Samara, handing out medals to young female hockey players

Vladimir Subbotin, Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Samara, handing out medals to young female hockey players

Prospects

The company’s main development priorities for 2016–2020 are:

  • enhancing the reliability of the gas transmission system;
  • improving occupational health and industrial safety;
  • advancing the company’s governance structure and management practices;
  • promoting innovative development at the company.