Straight presentation laying pipeline from Sahara to sea. Animated maps and diagrams. Film of machinery and workers in desert and mountains welding laying pipes and underwater pipe on coast.

Year of Production: 1966/7

Color or Black and White?: Colour

Running Time: 28mins 10secs

Shot List


00:00:00:00-00:05:00:00 title 'Algerian Pipeline' zo and pan left from beach to men working in fields low < shot of ploughed field with mosque type buildings in bg vs Algeria inc desert and fertile valleys ws oil fires burning at night GRAPHIC MAP showing position of Algeria and its oil industry in relation to sea/coast vs pipes being unloaded from ship on dock and loaded onto huge lorry/truck vs pipes in storage

00:05:00:00-00:10:00:00 vs pipes being transported by rail to oil-field vs earth mover/digger digging up plants and sand cu earth flying out of earth mover/digger vs train carries pipes past orange orchard and desert landscape vs earth movers/diggers at work vs dynamite being set and explosions in earth vs train through Algerian landscape vs pipes being rolled into position

00:10:00:00-00:15:00:00 vs pipes being welded together with cus on welding sparks vs pipeline being constructed and welded vs storage tanks being built

00:15:00:00-00:20:00:00 vs deep sea pipeline being prepared and laid

00:20:00:00-00:28:09:10 GRAPHIC MAP showing progress of pipeline vs men working on pipeline in dust kicked up by earth movers vs cu shots of men welding inc welding sparks vs pipeline being covered with earth vs exterior of storage tanks and construction of site with pump stations and turbines to enable oil to be transported from the field to the coast vs low < shots of earth movers and diggers vs ships / oil tankers at sea preparing to plug into terminal ws oil fires burning off at well vs site of Algerian pipeline to sea ms deck of oil tanker/ship END TITLES