• Short Summary

    Denmark went into the North Sea oil business on Wednesday (October 13) when the off-shore rig 'Britannia' began operating after a 60-day delay caused by rough weather conditions.

  • Description

    Denmark went into the North Sea oil business on Wednesday (October 13) when the off-shore rig 'Britannia' began operating after a 60-day delay caused by rough weather conditions. Production is expected to be about 500,000 barrels a year, and a continuous flow is expected to begin about Spring next year.

    SYNOPSIS: Denmark went into the North Sea oil business in Wednesday when the rig 'Britannia' began operating after a 60-day delay caused by rough weather conditions. The rig, operated by a Danish company, is backed by British, Unites States and European oil concerns It's situated 116 nautical miles west of the mainland.....that's about a hundred miles, and is believed to be further away from land then any other rig in the North Sea.

    The Britannia, which is anchored permanently to the sea bed, is expected to begin producing a continuous flow of oil in Spring next year. It should produce about five-hundred-thousand barrels a year.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5GD0O23ODQ4MJR9MSCO3GIES
    Media URN:
    VLVA5GD0O23ODQ4MJR9MSCO3GIES
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/10/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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