Neptune Energy has announced a new hydrocarbon discovery at the Dugong well (PL 882) in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, according to a press release issued by the company.

The company declared that the operations in the reservoir, which lies at a depth of 3,250 – 3,400 metres, are still at the first phase and final results are not yet available. A contingent side-track may be drilled to further define the extent of the discovery.

According to the release, the drilling program includes a main bore with a down-dip side track, subject to the results of the main bore.

Dugong is located 158 kilometres west of Florø, Norway, at a water depth of 330 metres, and is close to the existing production facilities of the Snorre field.