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Offshore: The Search for Oil and Gas
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Identifier: dv_00144
Title: Offshore: The Search for Oil and Gas
Description: An Exxon film showing the process for offshore oil drilling, from looking for and testing locations to bringing in a well. Emphasizes the large financial risk it takes to find oil. Color picture with sound. Label on film canister reads, Exxon F01418." Writing on leader reads, "W.C.I., Maylaysia [Malaysia], B. Roll, Dupe#2." Location information from writing on leader is used for dc.Coverage element. Index as follows: 01:16 Title card: Offshore: The Search for Oil and Gas, An Exxon Film 01:30 Brief history of oil exploration, increasing scarcity and need to look for new sources 01:55 Searching for oil in the ocean 02:14 Geological clues 02:47 Seismology 03:31 Seismology computer lab 04:25 Exploration rigs 07:31 Drilling process (the string) 08:33 Blowout preventer 09:36 Point-of-view shot of drill 10:51 ’Mud,’ a mixture of clay, water and chemicals 11:07 Geologists checking rock chips for hydrocarbons 11:45 Target depth 12:45 Production platforms 14:18 Animation of production platform 14:47 Production process 16:53 Offshore mooring device 18:30 Credits
Country: Malaysia
Date: circa 1977
Creator: Weiler Communications Inc. (producer)
Source: ExxonMobil Historical Collection
Publisher: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Box: WH/7Q8 [LSF]
Format: Color film
Size: 16mm
Duration: 19 minutes, 2 seconds
Other ID: F01418