NO. 11



Gupco Production Platform in Suez Gulf Seriously Damaged by Ship

A Gupco (EGPC/Aramco) production platform at the offshore Sidqi field in theGulf of Suez was seriously damaged when it was struck on 8 December by thePhilipino bulk carrier Panay Sampaguita. The platform, located in the RasShuqair area 75 kms. north of Hurghada, was producing at a rate of 6,000 b/d ofcrude oil and 20mn cu. ft./ day of associated gas from four wells at the time ofthe accident....