2Q production of 27,709 barrels per day

Oil production for the individual geographical units for June, the second quarter and the first six months of 2003 averaged (barrels per day):
 
 
 
June 2003
   2nd quarter 2003
1st half 2003
UK
9,072
9,058
9,068
Norway
5,948
5,801
6,039
Yemen
12,111
12,850
13,404
 
 
 
 
In all
27,131
27,709
28,511
 
One of the producing wells in the Tasour field was shut in for a brief period also in June in connection with the replacement of a pump in the well. Average production from the Tasour field was under 16,000 barrels per day in June, and together with the decline in production from the Sharyoof field to about 18,000 barrels of oil per day, this caused a further decline in production from Yemen in June.
 
After Tasour # 10 came onstream (ref. Notice to OSE 1253), and production from one of the other wells increased after the pump replacement in the well, production from the Tasour field has recently averaged about 20,000 barrels per day.
 
Production from the Norwegian shelf declined by about 280 barrels per day, and UK production declined by about 180 barrels per day compared with May.
 
After production from two previously shut-in wells in the Thistle field has been resumed, the average production from the field  is expected to increase in July.