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07/10/1970 North Sea oil is discovered

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Sea Quest Oil Rig (1970-1979)

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THE FORTIES FIELD AT FORTY

British Petrol Company announced the discovery of Forties Oil Field east of Aberdeen. It contained about 700 million tons of oil. It was found by The Sea Quest drilling platform more than two kilometres bellow seabed in depth of 130 metres. The oil from the field is good because of its low wax and sulphur content.