• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT MOKTAR OULD DADDAH OF MAURITANIA LAST WEEK INAUGURATED HIS COUNTRY'S FIRST OIL PROSPECTING CAMPAIGN, DURING A CEREMONY AT SEA OFF CAPE TIMERIS, WEST OF THE CAPITAL, NOUAKCHOTT.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT MOKTAR OULD DADDAH OF MAURITANIA LAST WEEK INAUGURATED HIS COUNTRY'S FIRST OIL PROSPECTING CAMPAIGN, DURING A CEREMONY AT SEA OFF CAPE TIMERIS, WEST OF THE CAPITAL, NOUAKCHOTT.

    PRESIDENT OULD DADDAH TRAVELLED FROM CAPE TIMERIS TO THE OIL EXPLORATION RIG BY HELICOPTER. HE WAS MET BY GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND EXECUTIVES OF THE TWO FIRMS HOLDING EXPLORATION RIGHTS, AMOCO-MAURITANIA PETROLEUM COMPANY AND PLANET OIL AND MINERAL CORPORATION.

    ON BOARD THE OIL RIG PRESIDENT OULD DADDAH CUT A TAPE WHICH MADE THE RIG OFFICIALLY OPERATIONAL. LATER HE WAS SHOWN OVER THE WORKINGS OF THE RIG BEFORE BOARDING HIS HELICOPTER FOR THE TRIP BACK TO NOUAKCHOTT.

    GUESTS AT THE CEREMONY INCLUDED M. AHMED OULD DADDAH, EXECUTIVE SECRETARY OF THE ORGANISATION OF SENEGAL RIVER STATES(OERS).

    SPOKESMAN FOR THE TWO DRILLING COMPANIES SAID PRELIMINARY RESEARCH IN THE AREA HAD ALREADY SHOWN PROMISING RESULTS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4K5NAETRMQRBQ7U3EYHKMS8AP
    Media URN:
    VLVA4K5NAETRMQRBQ7U3EYHKMS8AP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/12/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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