Wintershall Noordzee, a 50:50 joint venture (JV) of Wintershall Dea and Gazprom EP International, commenced drilling the second Sillimanite production well at the beginning of February
The Sillimanite gas field, which was discovered in 2015 and started production in early 2020, lies directly on the maritime border of the Netherlands and the UK.
The produced gas from the b2 well will be transported through the newly laid 12-km-long pipeline connecting the B platform to the existing production platform (operated by Neptune Energy), both located in Dutch waters. From there, the gas will be transported through the NGT (Noordgastransport B.V.) gas transportation system to shore.
Wintershall is currently drilling the Sillimanite South exploration well. If all goes according to plan, the third well will add gas to the export pipeline in 4Q20.
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The well was drilled by the ‘Deepsea Stavanger’ drilling rig, about 25 km southwest of the Oseberg field in the North Sea and 150 km west of Bergen.