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Museum and Learning Center for Knowledge in Petroleum Technology

21 August 2019

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Museum and Learning Center for Knowledge in Petroleum Technology ,Fang, Chiang Mai, is the beginning of the petroleum exploration in Thailand . It has begun to search for crude oil in 1921 by HRH Prince of Kamphaengphet, when he held the title of Prince Purachatra Jayakara was Commander of the Royal Siamese Railway. By drilling the area of ​​the Chao Luang pond and operated   Petroleum business under the Department of Military Energy at the Northern Petroleum Development Center .  Their business manages including  exploration, drilling, production and refining of petroleum which is the only agency in Thailand that  can provide all this matter.  . Therefore is an important starting point for seeking and bringing petroleum and is a source of petroleum knowledge in the country as well. To convey the petroleum history, origin , petroleum Implementation, methods of petroleum operations, Department of Military Energy built a museum and a petroleum learning center to be useful for training and  learning in petroleum energy and various energy . It is opened for  students and public . Moreover it also promotes tourism in Fang district . Chiang Mai province .Museums and petroleum learning centers is divided into 5 parts:

Part 1: Origin of Petroleum  : It displays geological characteristics which is the source of  fossil energy in Thailand. It is shown  two half globe models with different layers of soil, including oil drilling machine models in order to show the drilling process  that are passing through stone layer  to petroleum layer . It is focused on land drilling and process of Fossil energy

Part 2: History of Fang Oil Business, Production Process and Petroleum Products  : Presenting the history of the discovery of crude oil (petroleum) from the earliest times to the present day under the supervision of the Department of Military Energy . Moreover presenting  the origin of the million-year-old world energy (Fossil) in Thailand , History and Present day  of the Royal Siamese Railway ,Department of transportation, Department of Army fuels , Department of Metallurgical, Department of Military Energy .

Part 3: Exploration, production and refining of petroleum  : Presenting procedures for exploration, drilling and petrochemical production, oil refining technology  , development of Petroleum process in  upper North area   and petroleum drilling in Fang District and  the northern part of Thailand . Including products from oil refining and the history of oil operations at Fang District

Part 4: Energy Consumption Statistics :  Presenting Thai evolution information and energy situation from the past to the present both locally and globally . Including the energy consumption trend of Thailand in the future.The proportion of petroleum energy consumption in each region within the country and around the world.

Part 5: Future Energy  : Presenting directions of future energy , consumed energy,  Alternative energy , renewable energy ,energy that can occur throughout and other future energy such as turbines, solar energy, wind energy, water energy, nuclear energy, geothermal energy, etc., with solar car model, hydrogen car model  (fuel cell )as well as showing examples and energy patterns in the future.

Management: Government agencies, museum types: Agriculture, Science, Medicine, Technology, Life and Nature Important exhibits: Solar car models, addresses and contact numbers: Northern Petroleum Development Center Department of Military Energy 173 Moo 2 Fang-Mae Suay Road, Mae Kha Subdistrict, Fang District, Chiang Mai 50110

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Museum and Learning Center for Knowledge in Petroleum Technology

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Mae Kha Fang Chiang Mai 50110
Telephone : 0-5396-9100
Fax : 0-5396-9113
Website : http://www.npdc.mi.th

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