The Discovery of oil in Brunei.
- The discovery of oil in seria 1929 was during the reign of sultan Ahmad tajjudin.
- The revenue obtained from the oil help Brunei government to pay off its national debts by the year 1936
The oil Exploration
- The exploration in Brunei started in 1899,when oil was discovered at Ayer Berkunchi near kampung kasat in brunei district which lead to the drilling of well.
- Unfortunately there was no sign of oil
- 1911,the BBPS(British Borneo petroleum syndicate limited) & some other companies carried out an oil search.
- by the 1918 the other companies start to gave up except THE ROYAL DUTCH SHELL
OIL DISCOVERY IN SERIA,
Oil discovery in seria field was first found by T.G COCHRANE & F.F MARRIOT who Unexpectedly smell oil at seria.
In April 1928,oil were reported in around seria area.these lead to the drilling of oil on 12 July 1928
It produced 5320 barrels of oil
On 19 august 1929 the second drilling of oil were carried out.
Done By : Hisyam