SLEIPNER MISHAP JOLTS BOOMING NORWAY

Norway's buoyant offshore industry was stunned when the concrete substructure for Sleipner natural gas field's main production platform sank in the Gandsfjord off Stavanger late last month. The accident, a blow to Norway's gas sales program in Europe, came with offshore activity in the Norwegian North Sea moving into a new boom period. Currently, 10 oil and gas fields are under development, and several projects are on the drawing board. Aker Oil & Gas, a leading offshore firm, says

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