- TITLE: Northwest by Northwest
- RELEASE DATE: 01/01/1977
- SYNOPSIS: Film of the development of the Northwest Shelf Project off North Western Australia.
- BP ASSET ID: 803161
- VIEWING RESTRICTIONS: Public
- LICENSING RESTRICTIONS: None
- PRODUCTION COMPANY: None
- COLOUR: Colour
- ALTERNATIVE LANGUAGE NOTES: None
- FORMAT: BetaSP_Small
- SHOTLIST: Natural gas exploration in North West Shelf of Australia joint venture. Aerials platform; men drilling; MD of Bocal in Perth VO over shots of him being chauffeur-driven, in his office pointing to a map. Aerial and WS of ships at sea; drilling; men on ship carrying out seismic survey, men next to cable reel, blips on screen showing echo, surveyors in control room; aerial of ship; data processing centre where tapes from the ship are analysed. CU of computer tapes; man in data processing centre talking with his colleagues and viewing tape; CU GVs from centre; three men discussing data; men in meeting room look at maps. Aerial of Broome terminal, Australia; vessel coming into terminal; CU Aboriginal face, aerials Broome facility, pearling luggers in port, GVs houses; vessels at terminal; VO of man talking about supplying rigs with supplies as he walks beside vessel with colleague; control room, pipes and cables, aerials rig, POV chopper pilot; VO pilot talks about his job, see rig being towed to new location. Good rig towing shorts, rig crew on chopper waiting to land; disembarking; Derrick man voice over pictures of derrick men working, men working covered in mud and oil. Pipe moved into place derrick man climbs up ladder to ‘monkey board’. Ashmore Reef first well number 1 first spotted in 1967. Various men working and at play – smoking on deck eating lobster. Marine engineer VO. Supply vessel, digger shots, aerial of drilling vessel and aerial of drilling barge. Pipes lifted off boat onto rig; man avoids pipes rolling around the deck. Diving team get into their gear, VO diver. Underwater shots of divers by rig underwater Drill and men working samples taken and back to Lab in Perth to look at samples. Crew prepare to tap for oil or gas, various working, flaring. Onshore explosions North West Australia. See diggers at work in quarry, we see Perth City, buildings, men look at model of platform with MD’s VO. Engineers look at model various – short montage of shots seen in film.