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Procurement Delays Push Back BHPs ROD Oil Project Start-Up Again To Mid-2004

Procurement delays have forced BHP to once again push back the start-up of its 80,000 b/d ROD oil development by three months to mid-2004 (MEES, 13 May 2002). The Berkine Basin project, which was initially scheduled to come on-stream in 2003, involves the development of five fields (ROD, SFNE, RERN, BSF and RDB) in Blocks 401a and 402b of which ROD is the largest, extending into...