The film tells about three cities that owe their appearance to the discovery of huge oil reserves: Leninogorsk, Shevchenko, Surgut. Derrick. Workers at the winch. The city of Leninogorsk. House of Culture. Women with strollers, children play. Obelisk with the inscription "Well No. 3. New buildings of Leninogorsk. Desert. A team of drillers. Shevchenko town. Airfield. City streets, fountain, hotel. Desalination plant. Oil rig among swamps. Delivery of oil workers by boats and helicopters. Surgut city. Surgutskaya GRES. Streets of old Surgut (photo) Hovercraft drilling Shevchenko town.