YME

Discovery year
1987
Wellbore
Status
Shut down
Licence

Field operator:

Repsol Norge AS

Area:

North sea

Production start:

27.02.1996

Historical investments per 31.12.2015:

14 700 MILL NOK (nominal)

PRODUCTION FROM THE FIELD

Source: The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate

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PRODUCTION FROM THE FIELD

Development

Yme is an oil field in the southeastern part of the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. The water depth is 77-93 metres. Yme was originally developed with a jack-up production platform on Yme Gamma and a storage vessel. The Beta structure was developed with subsea wells. Production started in 1996.

Reservoir

Yme contains two separate main structures, Gamma and Beta, comprising five deposits. The reservoirs are in sandstone of Middle Jurassic age in the Sandnes Formation, at a depth of about 3,150 metres.

Recovery

The field was produced partly by pressure depletion, and partly by waterflooding, gas lift and downhole pumps.

Transport

The oil was transported with tankers to the Mongstad terminal for final processing and metering. Excess gas was reinjected.

Status

Production ceased in 2001, when operation of the field was no longer regarded as profitable. Yme was the first oil field on the Norwegian continental shelf to be considered for redevelopment after being shut down. The plan for development and operation (PDO) for a redevelopment was approved in 2007. The development concept was a new mobile offshore production unit (MOPU). Due to structural deficiencies and the vast amount of outstanding work to complete the MOPU, it was decided to remove it from the Yme field in 2013. The MOPU was removed in August 2016 in accordance with the authorities’ formal removal resolution. Redevelopment of the field is under consideration.

ACCRUED INVESTMENTS IN NOMINAL NOK

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NPD's CURRENT RESOURCE ESTIMATES

All numbers in mill. Sm3 o.e.

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NPD's CURRENT RESOURCE ESTIMATES – All numbers in mill. Sm3 o.e.

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DISCOVERIES INCLUDED IN THE FIELD

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