George W. Spicer British Gas Plc Barrow in Furness, U.K. Colin Woodward ICI Katalco Billingham, U.K. Rising H2S levels in natural gas from western U.K.'s Morecambe Bay field threatened in 1988 to restrict gas production. Installation the next year of a chemical absorption process at the onshore terminal has solved the problem. The field was discovered in 1974 by Gas Council Exploration, a wholly owned subsidiary of British Gas plc. The project to develop the field commenced in January 1980 against the background of escalating world oil prices. Production began on Jan. 8, 1985. A maximum dai...

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