Weather may close biggest UK oil field

BP Amoco may be forced to shut down production on the UK’s largest oil field, west of the Shetlands, during bad weather, it emerged this week. The Schiehallion field produces more than 100,000 barrels a day, but the safety of its operation in heavy seas was called into question in November when a 20m wave […]

BP Amoco may be forced to shut down production on the UK’s largest oil field, west of the Shetlands, during bad weather, it emerged this week.

The Schiehallion field produces more than 100,000 barrels a day, but the safety of its operation in heavy seas was called into question in November when a 20m wave cracked the upper hull of its floating production vessel.

BP Amoco has almost completed the repairs.