Oil Museum and first oil well, Manama

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Venture through the history and origin of the world's oil industry at Oil Museum and first oil well. Double check opening times for both the museum and the oil well--few people visit this desert site, reachable only by private car from Manama. Plan my day in Manama using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • Here the first oil in the Arabic Gulf was found on-land in the years 1931 to 1932. Unfortenatuly, the Museum was closed, although it was visited on a Friday, and supposed to be open.  more »
  • It does its job: tells the story of Bahrain's oil industry. It is quite far from the city, and not very big, but hey, its free to enter so no complaints.  more »
  • A little refresh in memory the history of petroleum exploration of Persian Gulf province and take a detour into the formation of the oil and gas industry of Bahrain. ⚒ The first geological studies in this regard in the distant year spent 1840 Captain Constable on behalf of the Geological Committee of India. After 1904 the PGR began G.i. Pilgrim (the Pilgrim, the same researcher Sivalika). He made optimistic conclusions about the field, which is now known as A'ali (Awali Dome). 20 years later, Frank Holmes ("father") concluded an agreement on finding fresh water on the main island of the Kingdom, the study of artesian wells were successful, and as a reward he received oil concession with a right of transfer to third persons. And in 1928, the company set up by Holmes, Eastern Gulf Oil Company resells optional compact American Standard Oil of California (now chevron), which a year later was opened by Canadian (!?) branch-Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO). BAPCO Bahrain Sheikh to sign the concession agreement on 2/3 territory at 69 years of age, and then in the 1931 year will start drilling well no. 1 near ⛰ Jebel Al-Dukhan (smoke), and May 31, 1932 year from mid Cretaceous sediments will received the first industrial Arabian oil. Over 60 years, the well is the foreign oil museum exhibit Museum works only on Friday! (and as our guide said, it is better to first call)) From an external inspection is available well # 1 and grinding stones at the entrance to the Museum. Separately to the wellbore without the Museum go makes no sense, but it is quite possible to arrive on the way to the tree of life.
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  • Just a Land mark. Nothing exciting there. If you are from Petroleum industry, you would find it exciting, that this well changed the entire economy and future of the Gulf!!
  • It's a gud place....it will be closed in all days and it opens only on friday
  • Good place to konw historic information.
  • Historical place
  • First oil well in Middle East was founded here.
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