ConocoPhillips to shut down North Sea gas fields

LONDON, March 28 Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:58am EDT

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LONDON, March 28 (Reuters) - ConocoPhillips on Thursday said it will shut down its J-Block gas fields in the UK North Sea for 10-days from April 8 depending on weather conditions, according to a market message.

The company announced a "10 day shutdown commencing approximately 8th April 2013" in a statement on Thursday.

The fields, which include Judy, Joanne, Jade and Jasmine, typically produce between 4.5 million and 5 million cubic metres per day of gas, ConocoPhillips said.