Western Australia: the search for oil

Australia, 1954

Film
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Shows the first operational stage of the search for oil at Exmouth Gulf (WA) including the seismograph party making exploratory drillings and echo soundings with explosives. (Explains the principle of this method with diagrams.) A highlight is the building of the large derrick before drilling for oil began.

Credits

producer

Norman A. Uren

production company

Western Australian Government Film Unit

Language

English

Duration

00:19:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

28298

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industries - Australia

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Mining districts - Western Australia

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Oil fields

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Oil industry - History

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Oil well drilling

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Oil fields

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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