Oil exploration and production by Compagnie Française des Pétroles, in Sahara, Algeria
Algeria Date:1958 Duration:2 min 9 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Scenes of oil exploration and production operation by Compagnie Française des Pétroles in the Hassi Messaoud oil field at edge of Sahara Desert in Algeria. Drilling operation in desert. drill turning in hole. Derrick in background with dromedary camels standing by sand dunes and being watered from a well by their Algerian Berber owner. Two men pile stones to make a marker in the desert. A 1958 British land rover vehicle driving across the desert. View of drilling derrick. Sections of pipe on the ground. Oil being pumped from a producing well into pipeline. French oil drilling worker empties bag of Boue forage (drilling mud) into hole. French worker, with hose, washes down base areas of drilling rig.Oil storage tanks connected by pipes. Local Algerian Berber workmen lift and carry bags of forage.
Footprints in sand. Network of piping next to drill rig.
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