Neptune Energy begins production from German natural gas well

World Oil Staff May 25, 2023

(WO) – Neptune Energy announced first production from its operated Adorf Z17 natural gas well in the municipality of Georgsdorf, Northwestern Germany.

The Z17 well - in the Carboniferous formation - is expected to increase Neptune’s production from the Adorf license by 1,800 boed to around 6,300 boed.

Construction of a dedicated processing plant at the site for treatment of the gas was also completed earlier this year.

Neptune Energy’s Managing Director in Germany, Andreas Scheck, said, “The Adorf Carboniferous field development is one of Neptune’s most promising activities in Germany and demonstrates our desire to grow the business here.

“The Adorf field is already an important contributor to domestic energy in Germany, supplying enough gas to heat more than 150,000 households.”

The Adorf natural gas field was discovered in 2020 and the first well, Adorf Z15, was brought into production in October the same year. A second well, Adorf Z16, increased Neptune’s production from the license to around 4,500 boed at the beginning of 2022.

Drilling of a fourth well, Adorf Z18, reached a final depth of 4,773 meters in April this year and is due to begin production in the third quarter of 2023.

Neptune Energy owns 100% of the Adorf Carboniferous gas field.

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