• Short Summary

    A FURTHER SHOW OF GAS HAS BEEN FOUND BY THE BRITISH RIG "SEA GEM" DRILLING IN THE NORTH SEA.

  • Description

    A FURTHER SHOW OF GAS HAS BEEN FOUND BY THE BRITISH RIG "SEA GEM" DRILLING IN THE NORTH SEA.TODAY (FRIDAY), TO SEE HOW THE PROBE IS GOING, THE BRITISH MINISTER OF POWER, MR.F.LEE, FLEW BY HELICOPTER TO THE RIG AND WATCHED THE CREW AT WORK.

    "SEA GEM" IS THE ONLY RIG OPERATED IN THE NORTH SEA BY ON AIR BRITISH COMPANY (BP).IT'S 1965 BUDGET FOR THE PROJECT IS BY MILLION.

    THE LATEST GAS FIND HAS BEEN MADE AT A LOWER LEVEL THAN PREVIOUS DISCOVERIES.PRELIMINARY TESTS, BRITISH PETROLEUM SAY; INDICATED THAT THE FIND IS MORE ENCOURAGING...BUT FURTHER DRILLING AND TESTING WILL BE NECESSARY TO ESTABLISH WHETHER IT CAN BE REGARDED AS COMMERCIAL.

    "SEA GEM" IS SITED SOME 40 MILE (65 KMS) EAST OF THE RIVER HUMBER.THE EXACT DEPTH AT WHICH THE GAS WAS FOUND IS BEING KEPT SECRET.BUT IT IS KNOWN THAT THE RIG HAS BEEN DRILLING DOWN TO A DEPTH OF NEARLY TWO MILES.

    ABOUT 34,000 SQUARE MILES (88,000 SQUARE KMS) OF THE BRITISH SECTOR OF THE NORTH SEA HAS BEEN DIVIDED UNDER GOVERNMENT, LICENSE INTO CLAIMS OF 100 SQUARE MILES (NEARLY 260 SQUARE KMS) EACH THE GOVERNMENT WILL RECEIVE ROYALTIES OF 12 1/2 PER CENT ON ANY MAJOR FINDS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2SN4R0Z5KN27R1HEVTY03HPN2
    Media URN:
    VLVA2SN4R0Z5KN27R1HEVTY03HPN2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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