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We have a wide variety of footage of the oil industry in the North Sea, the Middle East, and the United States, water and air pollution, melting glaciers and more. All of our footage is available up to 4K.

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Mining colliery pit wheel revolving, UK, 1968.

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Ken River Oil Field 0:00

A van drives down a road through the Ken River Oil Field, pylons and pumpjacks visible, California, 1992.

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Ken River Oil Field 0:00

A car drives down a road through the Ken River Oil Field, pylons and pumpjacks visible, California, 1992.

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Industrial Complex 0:00

Industrial complex with smoking chimneys, UK, 1969.

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Burn Off in Industrial Complex 0:00

Close up of burn off from an industrial complex, UK, 1969.

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Smoke From Industrial Complex 0:00

Black smoke billowing out from four chimneys at an industrial complex, USA, 1968.

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Orange Smoke From Industrial Complex 0:00

Close ups of chimneys emitting orange smoke from an industrial complex, Ohio, 1968.

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Billowing smoke from an industrial complex, USA, 1968.

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Billowing smoke from an industrial complex, USA, 1968.

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Orange Smoke From Industrial Complex 0:00

Line of five chimneys emitting orange smoke from an industrial complex, Ohio, 1968.

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Close up of a chimney billowing smoke in an industrial complex, USA, 1968.

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Close up of a chimney billowing smoke in an industrial complex, USA, 1968.

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Chimneys

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Chimneys overlooking Northern industrial town, UK, 1968.

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Red smoke from chimneys at industrial complex, USA, 1968.

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Industrial Complex 0:00

Billowing smoke from an industrial complex, USA, 1968.

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Billowing smoke from an industrial complex, USA, 1968.

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Smoke from cooling towers, UK, 1970.

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Smoke from cooling towers, UK, 1970.

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Smoke from cooling towers, UK, 1970.

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Houses next to an industrial complex with billowing smoke, UK, 1970.

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Orange Smoke From Industrial Complex 0:00

Line of nine chimneys emitting orange smoke from an industrial complex, Ohio, 1968.

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Houses next to an industrial complex with billowing smoke, UK, 1970.

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Steelworks Complex 0:00

Steelworks complex with traffic in the foreground, Germany, 1970.

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Dirty Smoke Billowing From Domestic Chimney 0:00

Dirty smoke billowing from a domestic chimney, UK, 1970.

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Industrial Complex Chimney 0:00

Chimney with smoke in an industrial complex, UK, 1970.

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Chimney with smoke in an industrial complex, UK, 1970.

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Petrochemicals Plant 0:00

Close up of chimney billowing orange smoke, pull back to reveal petrochemicals plant with passing traffic in foreground, Teesside, 1970.

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Industrial Complex Chimney 0:00

Low angle of a chimney with smoke in an industrial complex, UK, 1969.

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Industrial Complex 0:00

Low angle of chimneys with smoke in an industrial complex, UK, 1969.

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Industrial complex with smoking chimneys, UK, 1969.

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Industrial complex with smoking chimneys, UK, 1969.

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Smoke From Industrial Complex 0:00

Billowing smoke from an industrial complex, USA, 1968.

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Smoke from industrial chimneys, Wales, 1969.

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High angle of a smokey industrial district with lorries climbing the hill past suburban houses, Wales, 1969.

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Factory Pollution 0:00

Industrial complex with smoke pouring from chimneys, Wales, 1969.

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Back gardens and washing lines with smoke from Margam Steelworks in the background, Wales, 1969.

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Water Pollution 0:00

Pull out from foam on river to an industrial riverside, Europe, 1968.

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Barge steers through river scum, Europe, 1968.

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Oily polluted water in a river, Europe, 1968.

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Polluted riverbank, Europe, 1968.

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Tin cans and metal drums on a shore, Iceland, 1977.

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Tin cans on a shore, Iceland, 1977.

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Tin cans on a shore, Iceland, 1977.

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Wheel and metal drum washed up on shore, Europe, 1968.

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Bubbling scum and solidified masses on a river, Japan, 1968.

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Plastic debris on the beach, Iceland, 1977.

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Plastic debris on the beach, Iceland, 1977.

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Plastic debris on the beach, Iceland, 1977.

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Abandoned scrap cars along the coastline, USA, 1977.

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Man cleaning up rubbish along the coastline, Hong Kong, 1977.

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Scum and debris in the harbour, Hong Kong, 1977.

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Scum and debris in the harbour, Hong Kong, 1977.

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Scum and debris in the harbour, Hong Kong, 1977.

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Scum and debris in the harbour, Hong Kong, 1977.

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Stagnant water and debris, Europe, 1968.

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Scum and debris in the harbour, Hong Kong, 1977.

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Rubbish by the harbour, Hong Kong, 1977.

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Rubbish by the harbour, Hong Kong, 1977.

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Rubbish by the harbour, Hong Kong, 1977.

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Rubbish by the harbour, Hong Kong, 1977.

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Debris and driftwood in the harbour, Hong Kong, 1977.

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Scrap metal on the shore, Hong Kong, 1977.

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Bubbling scum and solidified masses on a river, Japan, 1968.

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Floating scum and solidified masses on a river, Japan, 1968.

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Rubbish along a riverbank, Japan, 1968.

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Stagnant water and debris, Europe, 1968.

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Foam flowing down a river, Europe, 1968.

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Foam flowing down a river, Europe, 1968.

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Foam on riverbank, Europe, 1968.

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Foam on riverbank, Europe, 1968.

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Foam on riverbank, Europe, 1968.

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Foam on a river beside industrial plant, Europe, 1968.

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Oily water entering a stream, Europe, 1968.

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Close up of oily water and debris in a river, Europe, 1968.

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Close up of oily water and debris in a river, Europe, 1968.

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Foam and scum on a river, Europe, 1968.

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Stagnant water and debris, Europe, 1968.

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Close up of oily water and debris in a river, Europe, 1968.

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Close up of oily water, Europe, 1968.

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Close up of pipe discharging foam into a river, Europe, 1968.

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Pipe discharging waste onto a polluted riverbed, Europe, 1968.

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Pipe discharging waste into an open sewer, Europe, 1968.

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Close up of scum and pollution on river, Europe, 1968.

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Derelict buildings and scum on a river, Europe, 1968.

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British Waterways barge moves through scum covered river, Europe, 1968.

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River covered in scum, Europe, 1968.

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Stagnant water and debris, Europe, 1968.

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Drill Bit Being Removed From Drill Deck of Oil Rig 0:00

Close up of a drill bit being removed from a hole from the drill deck of an oil rig, UK, 1978.

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Drill Bit Being Lowered From Drill Deck of Oil Rig 0:00

Close up of a drill bit being lowered into a hole from the drill deck of an oil rig, UK, 1978.

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Workers Working on the Drill Deck of an Oil Rig 0:00

Workers working on the Drill Deck of an Oil Rig, UK, 1978.

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Workers Working on the Drill Deck of an Oil Rig 0:00

Workers working on the Drill Deck of an Oil Rig, UK, 1978.

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Workers Working on the Drill Deck of an Oil Rig 0:00

Workers working on the Drill Deck of an Oil Rig, UK, 1978.

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North Sea Oil Rig Operator 0:00

Oil rig operator working on a Frigg Field North Sea oil platform, Norway, 1980.

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North Sea Oil Rig Activity 0:00

Workers on a Frigg Field North Sea oil platform, Norway, 1980.

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Workers on a Frigg Field North Sea oil platform, Norway, 1980.

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Workers operating machinery on a Frigg Field North Sea oil platform, Norway, 1980.

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Machine activity on a Frigg Field North Sea oil platform, Norway, 1980.

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Machine activity on a Frigg Field North Sea oil platform, Norway, 1980.

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Machine activity on a Frigg Field North Sea oil platform, Norway, 1980.

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Aerial of a North Sea Oil Rig 0:00

Aerial of Frigg Field North Sea oil platform, Norway, 1980.

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North Sea Oil Rig Activity 0:00

Workers operating machinery on a Frigg Field North Sea oil platform, Norway, 1980.

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Workers operating machinery on a Frigg Field North Sea oil platform, Norway, 1980.

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Workers operating machinery on a Frigg Field North Sea oil platform, Norway, 1980.

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Workers operating machinery on a Frigg Field North Sea oil platform, Norway, 1980.

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Cranes on a Frigg Field North Sea oil platform, Norway, 1980.

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North Sea Oil Rig Activity 0:00

Workers operating machinery on a Frigg Field North Sea oil platform, Norway, 1980.

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Workers operating machinery on a Frigg Field North Sea oil platform, Norway, 1980.

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Workers operating machinery on a Frigg Field North Sea oil platform, Norway, 1980.

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Workers operating machinery on a Frigg Field North Sea oil platform, Norway, 1980.

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Workers operating machinery on a Frigg Field North Sea oil platform, Norway, 1980.

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Workers operating machinery on a Frigg Field North Sea oil platform, Norway, 1980.

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Workers operating machinery on a Frigg Field North Sea oil platform, Norway, 1980.

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Workers operating machinery on a Frigg Field North Sea oil platform, Norway, 1980.

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North Sea Oil Rig Operator 0:00

Oil rig operator working on a Frigg Field North Sea oil platform, Norway, 1980.

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Oil rig operator working on a Frigg Field North Sea oil platform, Norway, 1980.

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Frigg Field North Sea oil platform, Norway, 1980.

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Depth Marker of Oil Rig 0:00

Depth marker of off shore oil rig with the sea sloshing around it, UK, 1977.

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Divers Inspecting Oil Pipes 0:00

Divers inspecting oil pipes underwater, UK, 1976.

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Divers Inspecting Oil Pipes 0:00

Divers inspecting oil pipes underwater, UK, 1976.

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Divers Inspecting Cable 0:00

Divers inspecting cable for oil rig underwater, UK, 1976.

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Divers inspecting oil pipes underwater, UK, 1976.

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Divers inspecting oil pipes underwater, UK, 1976.

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Divers inspecting oil pipes underwater, UK, 1976.

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Divers inspecting oil pipes underwater, UK, 1976.

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Divers inspecting oil pipes underwater, UK, 1976.

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Divers inspecting oil pipes underwater, UK, 1976.

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Divers inspecting oil pipes underwater, UK, 1976.

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Team Tighten Drill Pipes at Well Head on Drilling Platform 0:00

Team tighten drill pipes at well head on drilling platform, UAE, 1980.

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Man By Control Unit on Oil Platform 0:00

Man working control unit on oil platform, UAE, 1980.

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Worker Tightens Drill Pipes at Well Head on Drilling Platform 0:00

Worker tightens drill pipes at well head on drilling platform, UAE, 1980.

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Worker Tightens Drill Pipes at Well Head on Drilling Platform 0:00

Worker tightens drill pipes at well head on drilling platform, UAE, 1980.

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Team Tighten Drill Pipes at Well Head on Drilling Platform 0:00

Team tighten drill pipes at well head on drilling platform, UAE, 1980.

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Drill Comes Down Towards Workers on Oil Derrick 0:00

Drill comes down towards workers on oil derrick, UAE, 1980.

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Drill Comes Down Towards Workers on Oil Derrick 0:00

Drill comes down towards workers on oil derrick, UAE, 1980.

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Men Working on Oil Rig Platform 0:00

Men working on oil rig platform, UAE, 1980.

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Grapple Raised to Top of Derrick 0:00

Tilt up as grapple is raised to top of derrick, UAE, 1980.

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Man By Control Unit on Oil Platform 0:00

Man working control unit on oil platform, UAE, 1980.

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Team Tighten Drill Pipes at Well Head on Drilling Platform 0:00

Team tighten drill pipes at well head on drilling platform, UAE, 1980.

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Team Tighten Drill Pipes at Well Head on Drilling Platform 0:00

Team tighten drill pipes at well head on drilling platform, UAE, 1980.

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Team Tighten Drill Pipes at Well Head on Drilling Platform 0:00

Team tighten drill pipes at well head on drilling platform, UAE, 1980.

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Men Working on Oil Rig Platform 0:00

Men working on oil rig platform, UAE, 1980.

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