Jerudong

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Jerudong
Theme park capital of Brunei.
Country  Brunei
Population (2010)
 • Total 21,000
Time zone MST (UTC+8)

Jerudong is an suburb-urban area in North west of Brunei. Its population is 21,000. Jerudong is located in the South West of Brunei-Muara District It is only 24 km to Bandar Seri Begawan. Jerudong is a well known small market town.

Oil field[edit]

Jerudong is located about 45 miles north-east of the Seria oilfield.[1] Initial drilling searching for oil in Jerudong began at 1914. Five shallow wells were drilled near the crest of the Jerudong anticline. [2] However the site was abandoned in 1915 due to "sliding formations".[3]

British Malayan Petroleum Company Ltd. (a Dutch Shell subsidiary) renewed drilling in 1940 with a new well designated Jerudong No. 1 which was abandoned as a dry hole at the depth of 7,967 feet. Drilling of a well designated Jerudong No. 2 began on May 5 1955 and reached "oil-bearing formation" in July at a depth between 3,500 and 3,600 feet.[4][1] As a follow-up to Jerudong No. 2 which discovered oil in 1955, Jerudong No 3 had been spudded in mid-September west of the Jerudong No. 2 site.[5] Jerudong No. 4 depth was 6,070 feet; Jerudong No. 5 reached 8,210 feet; Jerudong No. 6 went to 6,580.[6] Altogether about 28,900 feet were drilled, but very little additional oil was found. [7]

Sister cities[edit]

Climate[edit]

Jerudong has a cool and warm Tropical climate.

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
High (°C)
28
28
30
32
32
33
34
33
33
29
29
27
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Low (°C)
20
21
21
22
23
23
24
24
24
24
22
21
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Average Rainfall (mm) 86 135 178 170 231 290 248 305 244 122 66 71
2129

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. American Association of Petroleum Geologists. 1956. p. 1664. 
  2. ^ B. A. Hamzah (1991). The Oil Sultanate: Political History of Oil in Brunei Darussalam. Mawaddah Enterprise. p. 96. ISBN 978-983-9737-01-1. 
  3. ^ United States. Federal Oil Conservation Board (1928). Report. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 141. 
  4. ^ Albert Lidgett (1955). Petroleum Times. Petroleum Times. p. 854. 
  5. ^ Annual Report. H.M. Stationery Office. 1955. p. 17. 
  6. ^ Annual Report of the Geological Survey Department, British Territories in Borneo. Government Printer. 1956. 
  7. ^ Great Britain. Colonial Office (1957). Brunei. H.M. Stationery Office. p. 59. 

Coordinates: 4°57′N 114°51′E / 4.950°N 114.850°E / 4.950; 114.850