Digboi Oil Refinery

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Hill Rovers
Assam, India26 contributions
Visit Asia's Oldest Refinery
Jun 2019
The Oldest but still operational .. a hundred year old oil-field still producing. Oil Centenary Museum dedicated to the history of the Assam oil industry exhibiting some of the best original engines and pump models and many more...
Written October 28, 2019
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Nilakshee H Saikia
Digboi, India19 contributions
Educational trip
Oct 2018 • Friends
Digboi oil refinery is the oldest refinery of Asia . It was established in 1900 .Earlier it was known as Assam oil Division under Burma oil company .Later it was handed over to central government of India and renamed as Indian Oil Corporation .
Written September 4, 2019
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M_ps_blore
Bengaluru, India59 contributions
good place for birding
Mar 2019 • Family
it was nice to see a refinery for the first time. it is a popular place for birding. the boards indicating the presence of elephants and leopards keeps you alert
Written June 17, 2019
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Sumant B
New Delhi, India98 contributions
The First Oil Well in India
Apr 2018 • Family
It is worth a vist how oil exploration developed in India.>it is cute colonial town with dated houses, drives and even a Golf Course.
Written February 23, 2019
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Bitupan T
3 contributions
Oldest Refinery of India
Dec 2017 • Solo
Situated in Digboi. The place is of historical significance. The area is surrounded by lush forests and tea garden. Abundant wildlife is present all around the place. The refinery was the oldest refinery in India. Built by the British. It is now operated by Assam Oil Division (AOD).
Written August 7, 2018
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Neelachandra
Mumbai, India61 contributions
DIGBOI dig-boy-dig
May 2018 • Friends
Digboi is a town and a town area committee in Tinsukia district in the north-eastern part of the state of Assam, India
Crude oil was discovered here in late 19th century. Digboi is known as the Oil City of Assam where the first oil well in Asia was drilled. The first refinery was started here as early as 1901. Digboi has the oldest oil well in operation. With a significant number of British professionals working for Assam Oil Company until the decade following independence of India, Digboi had a well-developed infrastructure and a number of bungalows unique to the town. It has eighteen holes golf course as part of the Digboi Club. It has guest houses and tourist residential apartments laid on Italian architectural plan to promote tourism in upper Assam.
It is said that the town gets its name from the phrase "dig-boy-dig," which is what the English told the labourers as they dug for crude oil. The town's history begins in 1867 when a small group of men from the Assam Railway and Trading Co. found their elephants' legs soaked in black mud, that smelt somewhat like oil. The men began exploring more, and in 1889, the English started a small oil installation. India and Asia obtained its first refinery in Digboi in the year 1901. Assam Oil Company was formed in 1899 to look after the running of the oil business in this area. The Digboi oil field produced close to 7,000 barrels per day of crude oil at its peak, which was during World War II. The field was pushed to produce the maximum amount of oil with little regard to reservoir management; as a result, production started to drop almost immediately after the war. The current production from the Digboi fields is about 240 barrels per day. Over 1,000 wells have been drilled at Digboi – the first well in 1889 had stuck oil at 178 feet (54 m). In 1989, the Department of Posts, India came out with a stamp commemorating 100 years of the Digboi fields.
Written May 28, 2018
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kishore786
Jorhat, India5 contributions
Hitoric place.
May 2018
A historic Place where economy of Independent india started. Oil india company beautifully maintained the site and preserved history. Digboi is the place where first Oil well was drilled. This Oil well produced aroun 1000 liters of oil per day for 40 years. Inside museum, Oil history of india is shown.
Written May 14, 2018
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Deba_Nandy
Mumbai, India512 contributions
Nice place to visit for knowing India's history in oil extraction/refining
Dec 2016 • Family
This is a nice place to visit for knowing India's history in oil extraction/refining. The interiors are not open for all tourists. Only certain areas are public. Rest of the areas need special permission or need an insider to show you around.
Written November 24, 2017
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Kejaroko Pieru
Kohima, India51 contributions
Historic Place
Feb 2017 • Family
You learnt how Oil Exploration and uses literally started in India. The Museum is a very informative one. Must visit place.
Written April 19, 2017
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mukherjee07
Assam, India31 contributions
Vintage oil refinery serving the nation for over a century
Jan 2017 • Business
the Refinery is great established by the britishers at the dawn of 20th century. recently in 90s it was modernised for the recent demand in the oil sector. I have been working in the refinery for 3 years and it feels great to be a part of digboi refinery team. The people are also friendly and hardworking.
Written January 27, 2017
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