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Title Oil Exploration: Nigeria
Reference CO 1029/255
Collection Records of the Colonial Office, Commonwealth and Foreign and Commonwealth Offices, Empire Marketing Board, and related bodies
Library The National Archives
Date 1957-1960
Description These documents were produced by the Production and Marketing Department of the Colonial Office and show the development of oil exploration in Nigeria. It includes correspondence, news clippings, exploration licences and other official documents pertaining to oil exploration.
Document Type Report, Correspondence, Manuscript
Primary Commodity Oil
Theme Exploration and Discovery; Cultivation
Keywords drilling, empire, fuel, gasoline, geography, geology, government, hydrocarbon exploration, minerals, mining, oil well, petroleum
Region Africa, Europe
Places Nigeria; UK
Company or Organisation Standard Oil Company; BP; Shell Oil Company
Copyright The National Archives