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OIL WELL AT NOTTINGHAM

Oil Well At Nottingham (1963)

Men working on an oil rig in Nottingham

 DRILLING FOR OIL FRANCE

Drilling For Oil France (1951)

Oil field in operation in France.

BLACK GOLD

Black Gold (1963)

A look at an oil rig in Nottinghamshire and how geologists test to find more oil rich...

BOOMS TO CHECK OIL FIRES

Booms To Check Oil Fires (1941)

New method of confining burning oil slicks using floating booms.

ENGLAND STRIKES OIL

England Strikes Oil (1944)

An item showing oil wells on farmland in England and trains carrying the...

BLAZING OIL TANKER  - NEW YORK

Blazing Oil Tanker - New York (1927)

A fire on a blazing oil tanker in New York is put out.

CANADA'S NEW OIL RESERVES Dublin issue

Canada's New Oil Reserves Dublin Issue (1942)

Oil is extracted from sand at a quarry in Alberta,...

BY PIPELINE TO THE FRONT aka BY PIPE - LINE

By Pipeline To The Front AKA By Pipe - Line (1944)

New method of transporting oil by pipes across...

VENEZUELA OIL FIRE

Venezuela Oil Fire (1939)

Footage of the remains a town destroyed by fire in Venezuela.

OIL TANKER ABLAZE

Oil Tanker Ablaze (1926)

Two oil tankers loaded with benzine collide off American coast killing crew of...

DIGGERS STRIKE OIL

Diggers Strike Oil (1953)

Oil has been found in Western Australia.

OIL AND WAR - ABADAN

Oil And War - Abadan (1951)

Abadan oil refinery - start of the story on oil crisis in Persia and war in...

OIL AND WAR - PERSIA

Oil And War - Persia (1951)

West predicts Persia might have problems if they nationalise oil industry.

GERMANY - TOO MUCH OIL

Germany - Too Much Oil (1957)

German farms are threatened by a strange flood danger - spouting oil.

PIPELINE IN SAHARA

Pipeline In Sahara (1958)

A new oil pipeline is laid across the Algerian desert.

FIRE FIGHTING DEMONSTRATION

Fire Fighting Demonstration (1955)

Demonstration of a new British-made fire extinguisher which puts...

PIGGYBACK PETROL

Piggyback Petrol (1964)

A new system for transferring oil tanks from railway trucks to lorries is...

LARGE OIL FIRE

Large Oil Fire (1939)

People fighting huge oil fire.

OIL REFINERY FIRE: CANADA

Oil Refinery Fire: Canada (1948)

Firemen fight fire at petrol refinery in Canada.

OIL STRIKE AT CORTEMAGGIORE

Oil Strike At Cortemaggiore (1950)

Oil gusher in action at Cortemaggiore, Italy.

NEW CANADIAN OIL FIELD

New Canadian Oil Field (1948)

Scenes at Canada's largest oil field where a well is overflowing

NEW AUSTRALIAN OIL WELL

New Australian Oil Well (1963)

New oil well erected in small town of Monte, Queensland, Australia.

FRENCH OIL REFINERY

French Oil Refinery (1946)

Oil refinery in Alsace, France.

ALBERTA OIL - EDMONTON

Alberta Oil - Edmonton (1957)

Drilling for oil in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

 FLOATING OIL RIG

Floating Oil Rig (1958)

Various shots of the construction of an oil rig in Southampton.

 MODEL OF FLOATING OIL RIG

Model Of Floating Oil Rig (1958)

Shots of model showing oil drill at one end of Floating Oil Rig and...

FLOATING DERRICK IN CASPIAN SEA

Floating Derrick In Caspian Sea (1960)

A floating oil derrick in the Caspian Sea.

OIL WELL FIRE

Oil Well Fire (1961)

Good shots of huge flames at night and scorched earth at day with oil bubbling up...

OIL DRILLING

Oil Drilling (1960-1969)

Men at work with oil drill in operation.

AIR VIEWS

Air Views (1970-1979)

Aerial views of large oil storage facility and oil refinery.

OIL TANKER ABLAZE

Oil Tanker Ablaze (1971)

Good shots of oil tanker and oil slick on fire in the sea.

OIL DRILLING RIG LAUNCHED

Oil Drilling Rig Launched (1967)

Old Australian oil rig back in operation at Whyalla.

OIL PROSPECTING

Oil Prospecting (1948)

Prospectors test for oil and build wells in Weymouth, Dorset.

DEFENCES OF RIO

Defences Of Rio (1943)

Brazilians getting ready to defend their capitol city.

LONDON'S NEW OIL WELL

London's New Oil Well (1947)

A new oil well is sunk in Willesden - even the Texans are paying interest.

HUGE OIL BLAZE

Huge Oil Blaze (1929)

A tank of paraffin burning fiercely in the middle of an oil depot can be seen for...

"Sausage" For Oil Transport! (1958)

A flexible device is used for towing amounts of oil across the...

SYDNEY

Sydney (1964)

An oil storage depot in Australia burns in a terrifying fire.

OCEAN DRILL IS TESTED

Ocean Drill Is Tested (1969)

New ocean going drilling machine is tested in the North Sea, Scotland.

RETREAT IN BURMA - APRIL / MAY 1942

Retreat In Burma - April / May 1942

Allied troops destroy Yenangyaung oil fields before...

OIL FILM SELECTED MATERIAL REEL 2

Oil Film Selected Material Reel 2 (1950)

Cuts from documentary 'Wealth of the World - Oil' - workings...

WAREHOUSE FIRE IN SEOUL

Warehouse Fire In Seoul (1954)

Reminders of war as warehouse becomes a spectacular inferno

MARSEILLES REFINERY EXPLOSION FOLLOWS SABOTAGE BY ALGERIANS aka MARSEILLES...

Marseilles Refinery Explosion Follows Sabotage By Algerians AKA Marseilles... (1958)

Various...

NEW PIPE LINE IN ALGERIAN DESERT

New Pipe Line In Algerian Desert (1958)

Various shots of men and machinery at work laying new pipe...

SWAN CLEANING

Swan Cleaning (1957)

P.D.S.A workers tend for oil stained swans recuperate. Good quality

OIL DRILLING IN NORTH SEA

Oil Drilling In North Sea (1962)

Oil drilling erection, tug and helicopter landing.

OIL WELLS OF IRAN

Oil Wells Of Iran (1970-1979)

Oil wells and pipelines in Iran.

MOONIE-LYTTON OIL PIPELINE NEARS COMPLETION

Moonie-Lytton Oil Pipeline Nears Completion (1963)

Laying of the Moonie-Lytton pipeline in...

SHETLAND PONIES

Shetland Ponies (1973)

Shots of Shetland ponies grazing in field

SYDNEY OIL FIRE

Sydney Oil Fire (1967)

Firemen put out a fire at an oil company in Balmain in Australia