BHP COMBINE TO DEVELOP FIELDS OFF W. AUSTRALIA

A group led by BHP Petroleum Pty. Ltd., Melbourne, plans a $600 million (Australian) development of Griffin oil field, a 1989 discovery in the Carnarvon basin off Western Australia. The field, along with nearby smaller Chinook and Scindian oil fields, will be developed using a purpose built, disconnectable, floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessel. First oil is expected in March 1994.

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