An offshore oil rig drills for oil under English Channel. Off Weymouth, Dorset.
Item title reads - Oil under Channel?
Off Weymouth, Dorset.
L/S off shore oil rig in sea. Various shots of the rig. M/S as Pathe cameraman is winched up in basket by crane. M/S driller Ted Gittings walking across the rig. M/S as he starts the drill, various shots of it working. C/U one of the engineers looking up. Various shots of the drill at work. M/S and C/U Ted Gittings and tool pusher Ivor Priest inspecting one of the drill bits. C/U mud which is to be sieved. M/S geologist Jim Pepperell collecting samples of the mud and putting them onto a tin plate. M/S as he looks at deposits through a microscope for traces of oil. Microscope shot showing the deposits. M/S other members of the engineering crew in mess room. M/S pan up as the oil rig drill is pulled up from the bore hole. C/U drill. M/S of the mobile barge and oil rig at sea.