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Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Oil and Gas Discovery Centre,Brunei

The Centerpiece of OGDC.
A building shaped like an oil storage tank to symbolize an oil and gas industrial feature. This is where the main office is located.

About Oil and Gas Discovery Centre

OGDC first open its door to the Brunei community on 14 September 2002 after officially opened by His Majesty Sultan Negara Brunei Darussalam. The primary aim was to create an education centre for visitors to understand and appreciate the oil and gas industry which has been the strong supporter of Brunei Darussalam’s economy.

Brunei Shell Petroleum and OGDC then took the opportunity to extend the learning of oil and gas to promote science, engineering and technology education. The idea is to promote the innovation and importance of science and technology; not only to the oil and gas industry but also our daily lives.

OGDC has been known among the Bruneian community for its hands-on science workshops. We run a range of activities for different age groups including technology workshops, robotic workshops, Young Scientist field trips and camps. Science Explorer activities for 5-12 years old are run once a month with camps for the older age group occurring twice a year. We also hold motivation workshops and camps for teenagers 6 times per year and a series of science related activities.

Our technology and robotic workshops, for example, will take children through a programme developing their electronic and engineering skills which then leads them into our robotics workshops.

Our education facilities cater for school groups visiting OGDC with structured lessons that can be booked for our classroom to conduct science demonstrations, workshops, activities, etc.

OGDC “Meneroka Dunia Sains” or Exploring Science World is our monthly outreach programme where we take a range of exciting activities out to remotely located schools where the children are less likely to have the opportunity to visit OGDC.

We have had many interesting events including, cartoon drawing, art exhibitions, health programmes, road safety campaigns, car display, go-carts etc. We are very community orientated so encourage many different organisations to use our facilities for displays, fairs or a range of other interesting events that encourages community involvement at OGDC.


• To be a centre of excellence in promoting Science, Technology and Innovation.

• To generate interest in oil and gas industry.
• To demonstrate that science can be fun and exciting.
• To provide a hands-on learning experience through a range of equipment and interactive models.
• To promote the principle and application of sustainable development.
• To support government’s aspiration in developing tourism industry.

Planning your visit

A visit to the centre can be of many forms. It can be a family looking for a fun and educational outing. Or it can be a school visit where students and teachers can come and bond at the same time get their hands dirty doing cool fun science experiments. Tourists are welcomed to enjoy the green and sunny view of the OGDC park after doing an hour tour inside the exhibition hall.

OGDC brings in atleast two different theme exhibition from big science centres outside the ASIAN region every year. This is to provide the locals with knowledge not just confined to what we have in Brunei but different ideas and views about science technology and even mathematics.

Admission Charges

PRE SCHOOL (5 years old and below) : Free of Charge

CHILD (5 - 12 years old) : BND 1

TEEN (13-17 years old) : BND 2

ADULT (18 - 55 years old) : BND 5

SENIOR CITIZEN (55 years old and above) : BND 3

FAMILY PACKAGE (2 adults + 4 children) : BND 12

*please take note that last admission is 45mins before closing time

Operating Hours

Monday to Saturday : 8:30am to 5:00pm

Sunday : 9:30am to 6:00pm
Public Holiday : CLOSED

*please take note that we are closed every Friday from 11:30am to 2:00pm for the Friday Prayer

Our Facilities

OGDC Cafeteria - ASCO Services
OGDC playground


For more information, or to make a booking, please contact our marketing staff at 337-7200 / 337 7333 or email / or Click here Pre-Book on-line registration

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