Down a long way: the story of an oilwell

United Kingdom, 1954

Film
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Light-hearted animation describes methods of finding oil. Geologists can deduce the presence of a favourable underground formation from surface observations, and the geophysicist can then site a well, with some accuracy, by plotting the actual shape of the underground strata. Describes drilling and sampling operations which give access to the imprisoned oil.

Credits

production company

Halas and Batchelor Cartoon Films

British Petroleum

director
Duration

00:17:52:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1954

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

323429

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Oil fields

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Oil well drilling

Animation

Animation → Animated films - Great Britain

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Geophysics

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Oil fields

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Geologists

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Geophysics

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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