Thursday, 1 October 2009

HM Sultan visits Brunei Shell for its 80th Anniversary

His Majesty The Sultan of Brunei, Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah kindly graced the event to mark the 80th Anniversary of the establishment of the Brunei Shell Petroleum. His Majesty flew in his glorious Blackhawk to the helipad separating BSP office and the sea, and drove in his ever trusty ML55 AMG to the BSP main entrance, and warmly welcomed by excited subjects and expats alike. It was a thrilling event, as the last visit was somewhat 7 or 8 years ago on a surprise visit.

Oil was first discovered in Brunei in 1929 by Shell, in what is now Seria Town. 80 years on, Brunei Shell Petroleum, a joint venture company between Brunei Government and Royal Dutch Shell continued on that success, facing new challenges as demand for energy grows whilst resources continue to become more difficult to extract.

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