• Short Summary

    A look at an oil rig in Nottinghamshire and how geologists test to find more oil rich places.

  • Description

    Eakring, Nottinghamshire.

    A story about an oil well in the Nottinghamshire countryside. There are various shots of the rig working in the middle of a field and the mechanisms in action. The narrator says Britain produces 111,000 tons of oil every year.

    Various shots as a man ties two pieces of wire together in the field and stretches it out. The narrator explains he is a geologist laying microphones to pick up sound waves from explosions. We see sheep and cows wandering about. Various shots of geologists in a van, they check the results of a controlled explosion in the field. There are various shots of two oil tanks and a man with a tube measuring the amount of oil collected by the rig.

    Cuts exist - see separate record.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    253.03
    Media URN:
    3419
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    24/11/1963
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:28:00 / 01:23:07:00
    Canister:
    CP 465

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