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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.

1970, 16 min 26 s

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