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Production begins at second Sillimanite gas well

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Wintershall Noordzee B.V. has started gas production from its second b2 production well at the Sillimanite field in the Netherlands. The field is located approximately 200 km off the coast of Den Helder.

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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