Neptune Energy has started on the Dugong exploration well in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.
Dugong is located 158 kilometres west of Florø, Norway, at a water depth of 330 metres, and is close to the existing production facilities of the Snorre field. The reservoir lies at a depth of 3,250 - 3,400 metres.
Neptune’s Director of Exploration & Development in Norway, Steinar Meland, said: “A discovery in Dugong could open up new and exciting opportunities in surrounding licences, making it an important well in establishing a new core area for Neptune in Norway.
Dugong is the first operated exploration well to be drilled by Neptune in the northern North Sea since the Duva discovery in 2016.
The drilling programme comprises a main bore with a down-dip side track, subject to the results of the main bore. Dugong will be drilled by the Deepsea Yantai, a new semi-submersible rig, owned by CIMC and operated by Odfjell Drilling.
Dugong partners: Neptune Energy, (operator and 40 per cent), Concedo (20 per cent), Petrolia NOCO (20 per cent), and Idemitsu Petroleum Norge (20 per cent).