This website uses cookies primarily for visitor analytics. Certain pages will ask you to fill in contact details to receive additional information. On these pages you have the option of having the site log your details for future visits. Indicating you want the site to remember your details will place a cookie on your device. To view our full cookie policy, please click here. You can also view it at any time by going to our Contact Us page.

North Sea Yme platform evacuated

11 July 2012

A platform used by Talisman Energy for the Yme oilfield off Norway and which Dutch maritime oil and gas engineer SBM Offshore was working on, has been evacuated, Petroleum Safety Authority Norway said in a statement. The platform, which is currently under construction, was evacuated due to problems with its substructure, Talisman said on July 11.

"The reason why we chose to evacuate the installation was that we failed to receive a piece of documentation regarding the jack-up, and for security reasons we chose to evacuate," said Talisman spokesman Andreas Middlethon.

"The substructure is critical for the security of the installation, so we decided to be extra careful and evacuate. We expect to be delayed by a few days," he added.

The field, discovered in 1987 offshore Norway, is not currently producing, and has reserves of 12 million cubic metres of recoverable oil left.

Talisman has a 60 percent stake in the installation, while Poland's second-largest refiner Lotos has 20 percent, Norske ADEC holds 10 percent and Wintershall 10 percent.

Contact Details and Archive...

Print this page | E-mail this page