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Seria

Seria (114.388E 4.632N) was an oil field on the northwest coast of Borneo in western Brunei. Production was about 3.2 million barrels a year in 1941.

The Japanese landed elements of 35 Brigade (Kawaguchi Detachment) and 2 Yokosuka SNLF near Miri on 16 December 1941.  By then the Dutch had already destroyed the oil field at Seria.

Seria was recaptured by elements of Australian 9 Division on 22 July 1945. The Japanese failed to demolish the field and many of the wells could be put rapidly back in production.

Pipeline connections

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References

ibiblio.org (accessed 2011-3-16)

Morison (1959)

Rottman (2002)



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