TRONDHEIM, Norway — Production from the Yme Field in the Norwegian North Sea had to be shut in during Easter following a minor oil leak.
Partner OKEA, in its latest results statement, said the source has been identified in a pipe from the subsea storage tank. Until the issue is fixed, Yme will produce directly to a large tanker vessel. The field came onstream via a jackup production platform late last year.
Drilling of new wells on both the Gamma and Beta North reservoir should start in the current quarter (four producers and two injectors). These should help extend the plateau production period from the existing six producers and two injectors.
At the OKEA-operated Draugen Field in the Norwegian Sea, first-quarter production was lower due to natural decline and a blackout caused by a trip of power turbines during startup of the loading pump for offloading. However, the issue has been resolved.
A successful scale squeeze campaign on the platform should improve production reliability from the wells going forward. And a recent water injection test on the northern water injection template will provide data to assess the potential value of water injectors in the northern part of the Draugen reservoir.
Subsea rock installation started in March for a new gas pipeline from the Hasselmus satellite to Draugen, performed by OneSubsea and Subsea 7. COSL Promoter will drill the production well this summer.
In the North Sea, work on the Nova tie-in to the Gjøa platform is progressing with production set to start in the second half of 2022. The Neptune-operated exploration well, Calypso (PL938), should drill in the fourth quarter.