Prospectors test for oil and build wells in Weymouth, Dorset.
L/S of men unpacking gelignite and stacking it. Two engineers discuss plans. M/S as they unravel the fuse and feed it through the packets of explosives. M/S as they pick it up in a long snake and carry it to the 100 foot hole, where they feed it down. M/S of man covering the detectors which will determine whether oil is there or not. M/S as they retreat to a van. L/S of explosion. Camera pans across small oil well being assembled elsewhere. Various shots as the drill goes up and down, C/U of a man watching. M/S drill, L/S well.