The Search for oil - Indonesia

Netherlands, 1954

Film
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Illustrates the methods by which geologists forecast the areas where deposits of oil are likely to be found. Set mainly in the jungles of Indonesia the film shows how map making, geological and gravimetric survey, seismic exploration and fossil interpretation are used to build up a picture of the underground rock formations. On the basis of this information the location of the first test well is decided.

Credits

director

Bert Haanstra

producer

Sir Arthur Hallam Elton

production company

Shell Film Unit

Language

English

Duration

00:31:32:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

28299

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industries - Indonesia

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Oil analysis

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Oil fields

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Oil well drilling

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Cartography

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Exploration

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Formations (Geology)

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Fossil fuels

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Geology

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Oil fields

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Seismic waves

Crafts & Visual Arts → Cartography

Documentary

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Surveying

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Formations (Geology)

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Geologists

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Geology

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Oil analysis

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Surveying

Short films

Short films → Short films - Netherlands

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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