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Search for Oil

Synopsis
A survey of modern techniques and equipment used by geologists to visualise underground geological formations in order to help locate reserves of oil and gas. Shows seismic and magnetic surveys in operation in three contrasting terrains - jungle, (Thailand), desert (Oman), and city (The Hague). Shows methods of recording undersea features. Shows how computer programs are used to analyse the data while computer graphics help visualise the geological formations.*
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
1984
Availability
Out of distribution
Uses
Ages 13 and up.
Subjects
Geology; Technology
Keywords
oil exploration; petroleum deposits; surveying

Credits

Director
Clive Mitchell
Producer
Peter Bradford
Writer
Peter Bradford

Production Company

Name

Shell Film Unit

Distributor

Name

Shell Film Services

Contact
Jane Poynor
Email
Filmservices@Shell.com
Web
http://www.shell.com/ External site opens in new window
Address
Shell International
Creative Solutions
Shell Centre
London
SE1 7NA
Notes
The Shell Film Unit collection has been deposited in the BFI’s National Film & Video Archive

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