Yme at the finish

April 18, 2001, 10:00 CEST

The Statoil operated Yme field in the North Sea ceased production on 15 April. The field has produced 50.3 million barrels of oil since it came on stream on 27 February 1996.

Work to shut in the field started on 1 February this year. Plugging of the last of seven wells on the Gamma main field is underway. Four subsea wells on the Beta satellite field will be plugged this summer.

According to Sissel Moldskred, head of production, the Navion Saga storage vessel will convey the final shipment of oil from the field around 1 May.

Yme is the smallest field developed with its own production facilities on the Norwegian continental shelf. It is also the first Statoil operated field where the installations are owned and operated by other companies. The field is run by Mærsk and Rasmussen/Navion in cooperation with subcontractors Schlumberger and Centrilift.