• Short Summary

    OIL HAS BEEN DISCOVERED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN EGYPT'S WESTERN DESERT. AN AMERICAN COMPANY?

  • Description

    1.
    GV OF RIG
    0.05

    2.
    TILT UP RIG
    0.09

    3.
    SV MAHMOUD YOUNES LOOKS AT INSTALLATIONS
    0.13

    4.
    LV EXPERTS LOOK AT OIL
    0.21

    5.
    SV MEN AROUND RIG PAN TO DRILL
    0.27

    6.
    LV YOUNES AND OTHERS VISIT INSTALLATIONS
    0.30

    7.
    LV STORAGE CONTAINER
    0.33

    8.
    LV POWER HOUSE
    0.35

    9.
    SLV MEN WITH DRILL
    0.39

    10.
    TILT UP..DRILL DESCENDING
    0.45

    11.
    TV DITTO
    0.54

    12.
    GV PAN..INSTALLATION
    0.59

    13.
    GV TILT DOWN RIG
    1.04



    Initials RGH/VS/JH/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: OIL HAS BEEN DISCOVERED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN EGYPT'S WESTERN DESERT. AN AMERICAN COMPANY MADE THE FIND ABOUT 12 MILES (19 KMS) SOUTH OF EL ALAMEIN, ON THE MEDITERRANEAN COAST.

    THE COMPANY HOPES THE FIND CAN BE MADE A COMMERCIAL PROPOSITION BUT SAYS IT WILL TAKE A MONTH TO DETERMINE THE AMOUNT OF OIL AVAILABLE.

    PRELIMINARY ESTIMATES PUT THE FLOW AT ABOUT 14,000 BARRELS A DAY FROM 8,200 FEET (2,400 METRES). THE COMPANY SAYS FURTHER DRILLING IS NECESSARY TO DEFINE THE LIMITS OF THE OIL FIELDS, DISCOVERED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MONTH.

    THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC'S DEPUTY PREMIER FOR PETROLEUM AFFAIRS, MAHMOUD YOUNES, YESTERDAY (MONDAY) VISITED THE FIELD TO INSPECT DRILLING OPERATIONS.

    (EGYPT'S FIRST DISCOVERY OF NATURAL GAS WAS MADE LAST MONTH AT KAFR EL-SHEIK GOVERNORATE IN THE NILE DELTA BY AN ITALIAN COMPANY.)

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC6QT3C9WW7UIQ3I84PT725G1K
    Media URN:
    VLVAC6QT3C9WW7UIQ3I84PT725G1K
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/12/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment