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Digboi - World's Oldest Oilfield

 

 

 

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 is the oldest oil well in operation.

This place still retains the British ambience, complemented by the clubs and Golf courses nearby.

 

Digboi in Assam is an oil town that can be traced to the early 18th century, when oil was first discovered here.

 

Digboi can proudly boast of two unique features - a 100-year-old extant oilfield and the world's oldest operating oil refinery. Today, though the production is very low, Digboi still has the distinction of being the world's oldest continuously producing oilfield. Digboi Assam oilfield is not another oilfield, but an oil museum with a history to be proud of.