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Wednesday October 29

Millennium Computer Bug Could Shut N.Sea Platforms

By Hans De Jongh

ABERDEEN, Scotland (Reuters) - Major oil companies today rang the alarm bell, warning the so-called millennium computer bug could paralyze the offshore industry in the North Sea -- one of the world's biggest oil production areas...

The oil industry faces a gargantuan task to fight the millennium bug, illustrated by the fact a single offshore oil platform may contain over 10,000 microprocessors. Some are deep below sea level, but all need to be checked.

To put this into further perspective, there are over a 100 platforms in the North Sea alone.

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