FIRST ABANDONMENT OF MAJOR N. SEA PLATFORM SLATED

Amoco (U.K.) Exploration is laying plans for the first abandonment of a major oil platform in the North Sea. The company expects to cease production from the Northwest Hutton platform in Block 211/27 during 1996. "Exact timing depends on field economics and oil prices," an Amoco spokesman said. "The field is producing very well at the moment." Amoco let a 500,000 ($750,000) contract to Kvaerner H&G Offshore Ltd., London, for development of a computer program to model how the platform jacket

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