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AMOCO INCREASES NORTH SEA GAS PRODUCTION (d)

 CHICAGO, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Two major North Sea natural gas projects operated by subsidiaries of Amoco Production Company are expected to soon increase Amoco's North Sea gas production by 75 percent.
 "These two projects -- one in the United Kingdom and one in the Netherlands -- represent a substantial capital investment by Amoco in the North Sea during the last three years," said J.C. Burton, group vice president of international operations for Amoco Production Company, the worldwide exploration and production subsidiary of Amoco Corporation (NYSE: AN). "They are valuable additions to the North Sea infrastructure that will increase Amoco's cash flow."
 In the United Kingdom sector of the North Sea, 300 million cubic feet of gas per day are transported through the recently-opened Central Area Transmission System (CATS) pipeline from two Amoco-operated fields, Everest and Lomond. The Amoco-operated pipeline -- 250 miles long -- has a capacity of 1.6 billion cubic feet a day, representing a major opportunity for Central North Sea operators to develop new fields and transport their gas.
 Everest gas production began in May, Lomond in July. Amoco (U.K.) Exploration Company has about a 22 percent share of production from the fields, which are about 140 miles east of Aberdeen, Scotland.
 The $2.1 billion Amoco-operated construction project included the 36- inch CATS pipeline, Everest and Lomond field development, and a new onshore gas terminal.
 The gas is being used to fuel a power plant on the British coast recently completed by Teesside Power Limited.
 In the Dutch sector of the North Sea, about 25 miles from Rotterdam, Amoco Netherlands Petroleum Company will begin operating a new central processing platform next month. The facility will have a capacity of 500 million cubic feet a day, with production from wells in the Amoco- operated P15/P18 gas fields.
 Amoco expects to be processing up to 300 million cubic feet per day by early next year. Amoco's net share of production is about 35 percent.
 Amoco Netherlands installed the deck to the central processing platform in early August. The platform is adjacent to an Amoco-operated oil platform that has been producing since 1985.
 With the gas processed to sales specification on the offshore platform -- a first for the Dutch North Sea -- the need to build a new processing plant on land was eliminated.
 Gas will be transported to shore via a new 25-mile pipeline that runs parallel to an existing oil line. At Maasvlakte, the gas will go into the Netherlands' Gasunie system.
 Total cost for the Netherlands project -- which also included subsea wellheads and satellite platforms linked to the central platform by new pipelines -- is about $500 million.
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 /CONTACT: C. James Fair of Amoco Corporation, 312-856-5566/
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