From tobacco to petroleum: the beginning of Royal Dutch Shell

Petroleum extraction in Telaga Said, 1900.
An advertisement in April 1880 for investment in Sie Minjak
The first oil drill in Sumatra. Telaga Said, Bore 1 in 1916. The temperature at which the oil emerges is quite low, so that the pipe remains cool even under the sun.
Oil refinery in Pangkalan Brandan.

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Budiman BM

Budiman BM

Soil Scientist, interest in Colonial history.