SINGAPORE Jan 11 Apache Corp has shut
down production from offshore oilfields Stag and Van Gogh in
west Australia as cyclone Narelle drew near, a company spokesman
said on Friday.
"Production of domestic gas continues uninterrupted from the
Varanus Island and Devil Creek hubs, although Apache will
continue to closely monitor these facilities during the passage
of the cyclone," the spokesman said in an email.
Cyclone Narelle, the first of the Australian season, has
intensified into a category four storm, the second-highest
level, and will strengthen over the weekend.