• Short Summary

    The massive 600,000
    tonne concrete central platform for the Ninian North Sea oil fields has begun
    its 430 mile journey in the North Sea to start exploiting the field's oil later
    this year.

  • Description

    1.
    AV: Oil rig with tugs tied up.
    0.14

    2.
    SV: Oil rig with helicopter landing on pad.
    0.26

    3.
    SV: Tugs around concrete stays of rig.
    0.30

    4.
    SV: Rigger looking down from rig.
    0.34

    5.
    GV: Crane on rig lifting heavy cables.
    0.40

    6.
    SV: Sections of rig. (2 SHOTS)
    0.51

    7.
    SV INTERIOR: Workmen checking equipment.
    0.54

    8.
    GV TILT DOWN: Oil rig from boat.
    1.04

    9.
    SV:
    Radar antenna and flags, PULL OUT TO tug.
    1.20

    10.
    AV's: Rig being pulled out by tug. (4 SHOTS)
    2.10


    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The Ninian Oil field was discovered in January 1974 and
    declared commercial later that year. The estimated recoverable reserves there
    are 1.2 million barrels and exploitation of the area is due to start in the last
    three months of 1978, with the maximum production period being between 1982 -
    83. The central control platform was built by Howard Doris Limited on Loch
    Kishorn.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The massive 600,000
    tonne concrete central platform for the Ninian North Sea oil fields has begun
    its 430 mile journey in the North Sea to start exploiting the field's oil later
    this year. The platform, believed to be the largest object ever moved in one
    piece, was expected to take between 10 and 12 days to reach its destination
    north-east of Scotland.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA58ZCQR2E1VNKGUZHFSSMNCZET
    Media URN:
    VLVA58ZCQR2E1VNKGUZHFSSMNCZET
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/05/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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