• Short Summary

    French engineers in Equatorial Africa are making a new contribution to France's oil resources.

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    French Equatorial Africa.

    Air shot of French Equatorial African coastline. Air shot as camera flies over oil derrick in the heart of the jungle at Ozouri. GV. Trucks and equipment in the jungle where the men are searching for oil. SV. Two men assembling pipe. AS. Oil derrick at Ozouri. SV. Engineers working on drill. CU. Large hook on drilling mechanism. CU. Engineers fixing drilling equipment. CU. Man working motors which power the drill. CU. Drill being sunk into the ground. SV. Man pressing plunger in the jungle area of Lombie to explode small mines. GV. Several jets of oil shoot up through the ground. This is recorded with electrical apparatus and detailed charts of the terrain are drawn. SV. Engineers turning handle to release oil through pipe. LV. Oil gushing from the horizontal pipe, & SV. LV. Man brings over a chart to a table where a group of engineers are studying the sound waves recorded on the ground at Lombie. SCU. The men studying the chart. LV. Men in water at the edge of a giver going out to grab pipe from a barge which has brought the crude oil to Cape Lopez where tanks have been hastily built to store it. TV. The men hauling he pipe ashore, & SCU. SV. Two men connecting the pipe from the barge and pipe from the tanks. LV. Storage tanks at Cape Lopez. CU. A welder working on one of the tanks still being built. LV. Pipelines to storage tanks. Air shot, storage tanks at Cape Lopez.


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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:44:00 / 01:43:41:00

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