Today, Neptune Energy announced that drilling has started at its owned and managed Adorf Z17 gas appraisal well in the northwestern German municipality of Georgsdorf.
The well, which Neptune Energy owns 100 percent of, is being drilled with a rig run by KCA Deutag, and it is anticipated that it will reach its full depth of about 4,600 metres in October of this year.
KCA Deutag’s rig will reduce the drilling operation’s anticipated 1,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions because it is powered by the grid rather than diesel generators.
Neptune Energy’s Managing Director in Germany, Andreas Scheck, said: “The Adorf Carboniferous field development is one of our most promising activities in Germany and demonstrates our desire to grow our business here.”
In Q4 2022, Neptune intends to drill Adorf Z18, a fourth well, from the same well pad.
In the second half of 2022, work will start on building a cutting-edge processing facility at the Georgsdorf location to handle the natural gas.
The Adorf Carboniferous gas field was found in 2020, and in October of that same year, the first well, Adorf Z15, was put into service. Early this year, Neptune’s production from the license grew to approximately 4,500 boepd because to the second well, Adorf Z16.