MISHAPS DOMINATE WEATHER WINDOW ACTIVITY NEWS OFF NORTHWEST EUROPE

Roger Vielvoye International Editor Mishaps have dominated news of oil and gas work off Northwest Europe during this year's weather window. The industry was stunned by the Aug. 28 sinking of the concrete gravity base for the Sleipner A platform in a fjord outside Norwegian Contractors' yard at Stavanger. Sinking of the $194 million structure was the biggest loss experienced during development of a North Sea field. An investigation by field operator Den norske stats oljeselskap AS

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