• Short Summary

    IN THE REMOTE AREAS OF THE AMAZON REGION OF PERU, ENGINEERS ARE CLEARING NEAR IMPENETRABLE JUNGLE IN THEIR SEARCH FOR OIL.

  • Description

    IN THE REMOTE AREAS OF THE AMAZON REGION OF PERU, ENGINEERS ARE CLEARING NEAR IMPENETRABLE JUNGLE IN THEIR SEARCH FOR OIL.

    THE MOBIL OIL COMPANY HAS BEEN EXPLORING FOR GAS AND OIL IN PERU FOR THE PAST YEAR, AND SO FAR, AFTER AN INVESTMENT TO ALMOST 10-MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS, HAS NOT FOUND A TRICKLE. TEAMS OF TECHNICIANS, USING MODERN METHODS AND EQUIPMENT, ARE WORKING IN SOME OF THE MOST REMOTE REGIONS OF THE COUNTRY.

    HELICOPTERS FLY IN MEN, COLLAPSIBLE DRILLING RIGS AND COMPONENTS, AS WELL AS FERRYING FOOD AND PROVISION. A BIG PERCENTAGE OF THE LABOUR FORCE HAS BEEN LOCALLY RECRUITED. PERUVIAN INDIANS HELP THE JUNGLE CLEARING TEAMS, DO THE COOKING AND LAUNDRY, AND HUNT FOR THE CAMP KITCHENS.

    MANY OF THEM ARE WORKING WITH MACHINES FOR THE FIRST TIME, AND CAN UNLOAD AIRCRAFT WITH EASE. OTHERS ARE WEARING SHOES FOR THE FIRST TIME, HAVE HAD THEIR HAIR CUT, AND ARE ADOPTING A NEW WAY OF LIFE. BEFORE THE OILMEN CAME, THE INDIANS WERE CONTENT TO FISH AND HUNT. NOW THEIR WOMEN OPERATE THE CAMP WASHING MACHINES. WHEN THE OILMEN MOVE ON THE INDIANS WILL PROBABLY RETURN TO THEIR FORMER WAY OF LIFE UNTIL SOMETHING NEW IS OFFERED TO THEM AGAIN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA306B43VQAUD65P7PGHKIDQSAX
    Media URN:
    VLVA306B43VQAUD65P7PGHKIDQSAX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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