The Big Rig Tourist Park’s Oil Patch – a self-guided, outdoor museum in Roma – has been buoyed by the arrival of a new museum attraction, donated by Santos GLNG.
The new natural gas wellhead package, arriving via free transportation provided by Roma Transport Services, is an exciting showcase of modern natural gas production technology. Exhibited adjacent to a wellhead package from an earlier era, the new installation will provide visitors an opportunity to compare new and old natural gas production techniques.
Portfolio Chair for Tourism, Cr Puddy Chandler, welcomed the new display as a huge drawcard for visitors to the area.
“It will be fascinating for people interested in the industry to see current equipment up close and gain a greater understanding of how it works”, Cr Chandler says.
“This is a great contribution to the preservation of the region’s rich oil and gas history, and would not have been possible without the generosity of Santos GLNG and Roma Transport Services.”
Over the coming months, the installation will see interpretive information and displays added, providing visitors with a greater insight into the modern extraction of natural gas. Mr Andrew Snars, Santos GLNG Maranoa Regional Manager, was pleased to be able to donate the exhibit.
“We are proud to help The Big Rig Museum by donating this equipment to their already impressive collection,” Mr Snars says.
“For over 100 years, the oil and gas industry has played an important part in making the Maranoa what it is today, and we are pleased that the museum continues to provide such an excellent facility for both locals and visitors.”
The Oil Patch is open seven days a week, and is located on Riggers Road, Roma.
Words by Matt Taylor
Image courtesy of Big Rig FaceBook