First Oil Well

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First Oil Well


First Oil Well
First Oil Well

The First Oil Well in Bahrain is situated below Jebel Dukhan, and is the first oil well in the Persian Gulf. It was operated by Bahrain Petroleum Company. The oil first spurted from this well on 16th October 1931, and finally began to blow heads of oil on 2nd June 1932. Bahrain was the first place in the Arabian side of Persian Gulf where oil was discovered, which also coincided with collapse of world pearl market.

First Oil Well
First Oil Well

As its name suggests, it is the first oil well in the Arabian side of the Persian Gulf and is located in Bahrain. The initial oil flow rate was 400 barrels per day (64 m3/day); by the 1970s the well produced 70,000 bbl/day (11,000 m3/day), and after that it stabilized at circa 35,000 bbl/day (5,600 m3/day). Close to the well, which has been reconstructed to its first appearance, is a stable.

Bahrain was the first place on the Arabian side of the Persian Gulf where oil was discovered, and it coincided with the collapse of the world pearl market.

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