Oil jobs created

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The Independent Online
UP to 500 construction jobs will be created in Scotland as part of a pounds 400m North Sea oilfield development by BP. But South Korea and France have also won much of the work, it emerged yesterday.

The project is to develop the Forth field - 220 miles north- east of Aberdeen - which will yield about 60,000 barrels of oil a day when production starts in 1996.

The pounds 50m base will be built at an oil yard in Hunterston, Strathclyde, which is currently mothballed. The work will employ 500 men at its peak.