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Catalogue Number:  NFB521878
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Barrie Howells, George Pearson
Directors:  James Carney
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal),Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Business Studies, Documentary, Tech/Voc
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1970
Running Time:  16m 26s


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There may be an ocean of oil under the trackless desert of the high Arctic, but pinpointing a drilling location still involves all the resources of industrial technology, under the most rigorous conditions. Here is an on-the-spot account of the gamble as it takes place within the Arctic Circle, even in the dead of winter. The prospectors, the drills, the back-up equipment, the helicopters--all are flown in by big transport aircraft. The risks and the promise in so large an undertaking are shown clearly.

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