Initial production tests indicate flow rates of up to 2800 boe/d. The Adorf Z16 well is expected to increase Neptune’s production from the licence to around 4000 boe/d.
The Adorf Carboniferous gas field was discovered in 2020 and the first well - Adorf Z15 - was brought into production in October the same year.
Neptune Energy’s Managing Director in Germany, Andreas Scheck, said: “The Adorf Carboniferous field is one of the most exciting discoveries in Germany in recent years. It is one of Neptune’s most promising developments in Germany and demonstrates our desire to grow our business here.”
Drilling of the Z16 well reached final depth of 5378 m in the Carboniferous formation in September 2021. The well has been successfully connected to a modern processing plant for treatment of the natural gas, which is located at the Adorf site.
Neptune is already planning further development of the Adorf Carboniferous gas field. The construction of a new well pad in the neighbouring community, Georgsdorf, is under way and a third well is scheduled to be drilled there in 2Q22.
Neptune Energy owns 100% of the Adorf Carboniferous gas field.
Image of Adorf Z16 drilling rig courtesy of Neptune Energy.
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