Billionth Barrel Monument

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Billionth Barrel Monument
One Billionth Barrel Monument.jpg
Billionth Barrel Monument is located in Brunei
Billionth Barrel Monument
Location within Brunei
Coordinates4°37′00″N 114°19′02″E / 4.61678°N 114.31715°E / 4.61678; 114.31715Coordinates: 4°37′00″N 114°19′02″E / 4.61678°N 114.31715°E / 4.61678; 114.31715
LocationSeria, Brunei
Materialconcrete,gold
Beginning date1991
Completion date1991

The Billionth Barrel Monument is a monument located in Seria, Brunei.[1]

History[edit]

The monument was built in 1991. It was commemorated by Hassanal Bolkiah on 18 July 1991.[2] The monument commemorates the production of the billionth barrel of oil produced in the onshore oil field in Seria.

Location[edit]

The monument is located near the S-1, the first well discovered in Seria Oil Field. The well was discovered by Brunei Shell Petroleum in 1929.[2] The monument is located 38 meters from S-1, which is now located on the beach. The only marker that remains of S-1 is a corroded steel bar.[citation needed]

Architecture[edit]

The monument was designed by a local architect.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billionth Barrel Monument description. "Places Online".
  2. ^ a b "Oil and Gas info". Brunei Shell Petroleum. Archived from the original on 24 August 2011. Retrieved 13 December 2011.