ACTIVITY MIXED OUTSIDE MAIN N. SEA SECTORS

Activity levels are mixed in sectors outside the North Sea's major producing regions. Danish sector production prospects are improving in step with horizontal drilling technology. Dutch activity centers on laying of the Nogat pipeline system and developing gas fields that will feed it. And Ireland is considering ways of boosting exploratory interest. In Denmark, offshore production has risen to a new peak of about 135,000 b/d and is set to increase as new pipeline capacity becomes available.

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