• Short Summary

    A JOINT AMERICAN-ALGERIAN DRILLING COMPANY PUT ITS FIRST AMERICAN-MADE RIG INTO OPERATION AT GHELLAL, NEAR QUARGLA, ALGERIA ON WEDNESDAY.

  • Description

    1.
    SV SIGNPOST "OUARGLA"
    0.02

    2.
    TRAVEL SHOT. ALONG ROAD
    0.07

    3.
    GV RIG
    0.11

    4.
    LV RIG AND MEN
    0.16

    5.
    ANGLE SHOT RIG
    0.19

    6.
    SV MEN AROUND DRILL (2 SHOTS)
    0.26

    7.
    ANGLE-SHOT-RIG
    0.29

    8.
    SV MEN
    0.34

    9.
    LV TILT UP RIG
    0.39

    10.
    SV MEN WITH DRILL
    0.41

    11.
    LV&CU MEN WITH DRILL
    0.45

    12.
    CU MAN LOOKS UP SHAFT
    0.49

    13.
    CU DRILL
    0.54

    14.
    ANGLE SHOT - DRILL
    0.57

    15.
    GV INSTALLATIONS
    0.59

    16.
    GV RIG
    1.04



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A JOINT AMERICAN-ALGERIAN DRILLING COMPANY PUT ITS FIRST AMERICAN-MADE RIG INTO OPERATION AT GHELLAL, NEAR QUARGLA, ALGERIA ON WEDNESDAY. THE RIG WENT INTO OPERATION ON A CONSESSION OWNED BY ASCOOP, A JOINT ALGERIAN-FRENCH COMPANY. AMERICAN, CANADIAN AND TWO ALGERIAN ENGINEERS, BOTH TRAINED IN RUMANIA, JOINED IN THE INSTALLATION AND INITIAL OPERATIONS OF THE RIG AT THE DRILLING SITE ABOUT 523 MILES (900 KMS) SOUTH OF ALGIERS. THE DRILLING COMPANY IS NAMED ALFOR AND THE ALGERIAN STATE PETROLEUM TRANSPORT AND MARKETING COMPANY HOLDS EQUAL SHARES IN IT WITH AN AMERICAN CONCERN. THE COMPANY HAS BEEN AWARDED THREE DRILLING CONTRACTS ON ASCOOP CONCESSIONS. THE FIRST AMERICAN-ALGERIAN JOINT VENTURE IN DRILLING FOR OIL WAS ANNOUNCED IN FEBRUARY THIS YEAR WHEN IT WAS SAID THAT THE AMERICANS COULD INTRODUCED METHODS WHICH WOULD CUT DRILLING COSTS BY ABOUT 25 PER CENT. PREVIOUSLY FRENCH COMPANIES HAD MONOPOLISED THE ALGERIAN OIL DRILLING INDUSTRY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA47724E6G6OJV9H814Y38EQDX0
    Media URN:
    VLVA47724E6G6OJV9H814Y38EQDX0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/09/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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