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Maui One - Oil from the Sea

Short Film (Full Length) – 1971

There would be no 20th Century as we know it without oil. As we build a more mechanical world, so we use more oil, and we search further afield for new supplies. The supply ship Smit Lloyd and the drilling ship Discoverer II are searching for another possible outpost of the oil empire ... offshore from New Zealand.
– From the narration
For an oil man this is the moment. Because he knows the enormous cost of drilling a wildcat well. He knows that on average only one wildcat in 10 produces a strike. He realises only too well that the odds are against him.
– From the narration