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Consent for removal of Yme MOPU

On 19 August 2016, Repsol Norge AS (formerly Talisman) received consent for the removal of Yme MOPU.


The Yme field is in the south-eastern section of the North Sea in 77-93 metres of water. The field was first developed in 1995, in production licence 114, with Statoil as the operator. The production period lasted from 1996 to 2001.

In 2006, new licensees in production licence 316/316B, with Talisman as the operator, decided to recover remaining resources with a new MOPU (Mobile Offshore Production Unit). The facility is positioned on an oil storage tank on the seabed.

Having discovered serious structural defects, in the summer of 2012, Talisman took the decision to deman the Yme facility. The licensees have since decided to remove the Yme facility from the field. In September 2014, Talisman received consent for preparatory work to remove Yme.

The PSA has now granted Repsol the consent to remove Yme MOPU that the company applied for.

Øyvind Midttun, Press contact
Email: oyvind.midttun@ptil.no | +47 51 87 34 77