NORTH SEA'S SEPTEMBER OIL FLOW SLIPS A LITTLE
North Sea oil production fell to an average 4.36 million b/d in September from 4.46 million b/d in August. Wood Mackenzie Consultants Ltd. said a major reason was scheduled maintenance work in Statfjord field on the Norway/U.K. boundary. Denmark saw the rewards of infill drilling as oil production rose 12,000 b/d to a record average 170,000 b/d in September. Dan and Gorm fields gauged higher oil output, while Tyra field condensate production was lifted by increased gas sales.