The Wildcat

Netherlands, 1954

Film
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Describes the techniques involving in well drilling - the erection of the derrick; the drilling at appropriate speeds through different formations; the hauling out and running in of formations; the hauling out and running in of the drill string; and the sealing and cementing of the various strings of casing. Work goes on night and day, involving at times great strain and tension. Finally, the flow tubing is run in, and gun perforation at the level of the producing formation allows oil to flow into the tubing and up the well.

Credits

production company

Shell Film Unit

producer

Sir Arthur Hallam Elton

Duration

00:33:47:00

Production places
Netherlands
Production dates
1954

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

011976

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Drilling and boring

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

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Oil well drilling

Short films

Short films → Short films - Netherlands

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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