Yme Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Talisman
  • Country: Norway
  • Location: Norwegian Continental Shelf
  • Production start: 1996
  • Partners: Talisman Energy Norge AS (70% and operator), Revus Energy ASA (20%) and Pertra ASA (10%)
  • Type: Oil
  • Estimated Reserves: 19.9 million Sm³ oil - 12.0 million Sm³ oil
  • Production Volume:


  • The Yme field was discovered and originally developed by Statoil and produced from 1996 to 2001. The field was abandoned in a time of low oil prices after having produced 51 million barrels of oil (15% recovery of original oil in place).
  • The production license was subsequently relinquished and a new license group in PL316 consisting of Talisman Energy Norge AS (70% and operator), Revus Energy ASA (20%) and Pertra ASA (10%) has been formed to redevelop the field. The PL316 license is located in Block 9/2 and 9/5, approximately 100 kilometres from the Norwegian coastline.
  • The Yme Field was planned be redeveloped with a total of 12 production and injection wells. The Yme Re-development Project is based on a MOPUstor, which is a Mobile Offshore Production Unit with a subsea storage tank
  • This project has now been cancelled


  • SBM: Provision and lease of a new-build production facility
  • Technip:
    • engineering, procurement, fabrication and installation of 36km of production, water injection and service rigid flowlines
    • installation of umbilicals, spools, subsea protection structures, a manifold, and
    • tie-in, trenching, rock dumping and pre-commissioning.
  • KWSubsea: 10" Pipeline, 6" Water Injection + 4" Service Line (12km each)
  • Nessco: Communication systems


  • 1996 - Production started
  • 2001 - Production halted
  • 2004 - The Yme field was awarded in the 18th Licensing Round
  • 2007 - Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) for the Yme Field submitted to the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy
  • 2007 - Technip awarded contract for the Yme field re-development
  • 2009 - NAEDC acquired a 10% interest in each of the production licenses for the Yme oil field
  • 2011 - MOPU arrived at the field
  • 2013 - MOPU project cancelled


  • Yme contains two separate main structures, Gamma and Beta, comprising five deposits. The reservoir is in Middle Jurassic sandstones in the Sandnes Formation, at a depth of approximately 3,150 metres.


  1. Nessco Platform References
  2. KWSubsea Subsea References
  3. Talisman Energy Plans to Redevelop Yme Field in Norway
  4. PDO Submitted for Yme Field
  5. Technip awarded contract for the Yme field re-development project in Norway
  6. Yme, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate
  7. MOPU on YME field
  8. AOC, Upstream Operations
  9. SBM Offshore and YME owners reach conclusion and financial settlement on Yme project

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