April production of 29,113 barrels per day

Oil production for the individual geographical units for April 2003 and the average for the period January to April 2003 was as follows (barrels per day):
 
 
 
April
January - April
 
 
 
UK
  8,842
 9,019
NORWAY
 6,663
 6,458
YEMEN
13,608
13,877
 
 
 
IN ALL
29,113
29,354
 
 
 
 
 
Total production from Yemen in April was somewhat lower than in March. This is due to brief production shutdowns of one of the Tasour wells in connection with the replacement of a pump in the well. The new production well, Tasour # 9, which came onstream in April, turned out to produce more water than expected, but still delivers some 1,800 barrels of oil per day.
 
The Sharyoof field continues to produce more than  20,000 barrels per day, and the total production from Yemen for the period January to April 2003 is about 70 per cent higher than in the corresponding period of 2002.
 
Production in the UK and Norway in April was roughly on the same level as in March.