This teaser is part of a larger series about the process of oil exploration in the remotest areas of Saudi Arabia. The teaser was filmed in the Rub al-Khali desert of Saudi Arabia, the so-called "Empty Quarter". We were the first film crew ever to set foot here. This revised version contains animated graphics to better illustrate the process of seismic exploration.
writer / director / producer: DIRK VAN DEN BERG (website: dirkvandenberg.com)
camerawork: ARUL JAYAPRABATHAN, 2nd camera & grip: GOPAL CHOZHIYAM
Our very special thanks go to GUOLAI WANG of Sinopec, and our gratitude to all staff at the remote survey camp "Ramlah 62": without your fabulous Chinese inventiveness, this film literally would have been impossible.