AMOCO production company's SHADS (Scientific High-speed Advanced Drilling System) was used in a cooperative agreement with LDEto core 6 of the 7 Newark Basin Coring Project sites (see This arrangement was of very significant benefit to the project, for which the PI's are extremely grateful.

On August 11, 1998, Amoco announced its merger with British Petroleum (BP) in what was the world's largest industrial merger.