UK-based Neptune Energy has commenced production from its Adorf Z17 gas well in the municipality of Georgsdorf, north-western Germany.

The well is expected to boost Neptune’s production from the Adorf licence by 1,800 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boepd) to around 6,300boepd.

The building of a special processing facility at the location for treating the gas was also finished earlier this year.

Commenting on the development, Neptune Energy 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 gas field was discovered in 2020, and in October of the same year the first well, Adorf Z15, was put into service.

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Beginning in 2022, a second well called Adorf Z16 raised Neptune’s production from the licence to around 4,500boepd.

Adorf Z18, the fourth well being drilled, is expected to start producing in the third quarter of 2023 after reaching a final depth of 4,773m in April of this year.

Recently, Neptune Energy, with its partners Vår Energi, Sval Energi and DNO, started production from the Fenja oil and gas field.

The oil and gas field is located in the Norwegian Sea 120km north of Kristiansund at a depth of 350m.

Last month, the company commenced production of gas from the 11th well in the Cygnus gas field in the North Sea. The well is expected to produce around 4,000boepd of gas.