Neptune announces first gas from Dutch North Sea well

2/19/2020

COURBEVOIE, FRANCE - Neptune Energy announced first gas from the new L5a-D4 well in the deepest producing gas field of the Dutch North Sea.

L5a-D4 is a high pressure, high temperature well located in the L5a-D field, around 100 kilometers North of Den Helder, and tied back to the Neptune-operated L5a-D platform. It was tapped at a depth of 5.5 kilometers.

Neptune’s managing director for the Netherlands, Lex de Groot, said: “We continue to seek opportunities to grow our business in the Netherlands and to enhance our offshore gas production. Dutch offshore natural gas remains hugely important for heating Dutch homes.

“Production of Dutch natural gas also contributes directly and indirectly to the Dutch economy and produces 30% lower CO₂ emission than imported gas.”

The announcement follows the successful drilling of the E17a-A6 well, located almost 160 kilometers from Den Helder, which was brought on stream in October last year.

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