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    Neptune kicks off drilling at Germany's Adorf field


It is the fourth well to be drilled at the field in northwest Germany. [image credit: Neptune Energy]

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Neptune kicks off drilling at Germany's Adorf field

London-based Neptune Energy has started drilling a fourth well at the Adorf gas field that it operates in Germany, the company announced on January 24.

The Z18 well, drilled by KCA Deutag, is due to reach a final depth of 4,700 m by this June. The Adorf Carboniferous field was discovered in 2020 and its first well, Z15, was brought into production in October the same year. A second well, Z16 increased the field's output to around 4,000 barrels of oil equivalent/day at the start 2022. A third, Z16 reached its final depth at the end of last year and will undergo production tests this quarter.


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The construction of a treatment plant to handle gas from Z17 and Z18 is ongoing. Neptune is the 100% owner of the Adorf gas field, which is situated in the Georgsdorf municipality of northwest Germany.

“The Adorf Carboniferous field development is one of our most promising activities in Germany and demonstrates our desire to grow the business here," Neptune managing director in Germany, Andreas Scheck, said. “The Adorf field is already an important contributor to domestic energy supplies in Germany, providing enough gas to heat more than 100,000 households.”