Location: 2 Riggers Road, Roma (5-10 min walk from Roma Explorers Inn)
Experience the history of the search and discovery of oil and gas in Roma, dating back to 1924. Settle back and relax under the outback skies as you are taken on a fascinating journey to meet the locals and learn of the entertaining trials and triumphs of early industry men and women in Roma.
There a many features, like the oil patch which includes the 1929 vintage steam powered Emsco drilling rig and a 1950’s diesel powered National T32 rig. The Emsco was brought to Roma by the Roma Oil Company, drilled four holes, and was abandoned on its last site in 1941. While, for safety reasons, climbing on the exhibits is generally not permitted, steps and safety rails have been built onto the floor of the Emsco rig to allow visitors to appreciate the size of the equipment. There is also a 30-minute night show using current technology and multimedia to tell the story of early life in the oil and gas industry in Australia.