WEATHER, SAFETY WOES HIT N. SEA

Severe weather continued to plague North Sea producers last week with waves reaching 40 ft and winds gusting to more than 100 mph. Norway's state owned Den norske stats oljeselskap AS was most affected by storms the week prior but narrowly avoided having to shut in Statfjord and Gullfaks oil fields in the Norwegian North Sea. A Statoil official said Jan. 20 production had been decreased and increased several times during the preceding few days, but tankers had been able to load at various

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