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  • First gas for Wintershall Noordzee from Sillimanite South field
    édité le 13/01/2021 - Plus de news de "Wintershall DEA" - Voir la fiche entreprise de "Wintershall DEA"


First gas for Wintershall Noordzee from Sillimanite South field
Wintershall Noordzee B.V. (a 50:50 Joint Venture of Wintershall Dea GmbH and Gazprom EP International B.V.) has started up the production of the D12-B3 well, the Sillimanite South field discovery well. This gas field was discovered last year following the completion of the second Sillimanite development well which was taken into production in June last year. The D12-B3 well is the third new well which Wintershall Noordzee has taken into production in the past 12 months.

The Sillimanite South field discovery well was directly converted from an exploration well to a production well. “Delivery of a well directly from the exploration phase straight into the production phase is a unique performance in itself. Doing so whilst having to operate under stringent measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic makes it even more so”, says Jone Hess, Managing Director of Wintershall Noordzee B.V. “The fact that we worked together with our own strong, dedicated team and those of Maersk Drilling, our supply-chain as well as our partners, made this possible. I am extremely proud that we delivered what we promised whilst keeping everyone involved safe and healthy. A job very well done.”

About Sillimanite South and Sillimanite

After hook-up activities of the Sillimanite South production well to the D12-B production satellite platform had successfully been completed, first gas was introduced. The D12-B satellite platform is situated close to the Anglo-Dutch border in Dutch territorial waters. From there, the produced gas will be transported via the Neptune Energy operated D15-A production platform, through the NGT (Noordgastransport) gas transportation system to shore.

The unitized Sillimanite gas field stretches across the UK and the Dutch Continental Shelves in licence block 44/19a on the UK side and blocks D12a and D12b on the Dutch side. A treaty between the UK and Dutch governments entered into force in July 2018. The Sillimanite South field is located entirely in block D12a. Both Sillimanite and Sillimanite South gas fields are producing from sandstone reservoirs of Carboniferous age at a depth of approximately 3700 m below sea level.

The Sillimanite South Joint Venture partners are: Wintershall Noordzee B.V. (operator, 39.5%), EBN B.V. (50%) and Neptune Energy (10.5%).

About Wintershall Noordzee B.V.

Wintershall Noordzee B.V., which is based in Rijswijk, the Netherlands, was established in 1965 and is a Joint Venture between Wintershall Dea GmbH (50%) and Gazprom EP International B.V. (50%). One of the largest producers of natural gas on the Dutch continental shelf, Wintershall Noordzee operates 15 producing platforms and 4 subsea installations in the Dutch, English, German and Danish sectors of the North Sea.

About Wintershall Dea

Wintershall Dea is Europe’s leading independent natural gas and oil company with more than 120 years of experience as an operator and project partner along the entire E&P value chain. The company with German roots and headquarters in Kassel and Hamburg explores for and produces gas and oil in 13 countries worldwide in an efficient and responsible manner. With activities in Europe, Russia, Latin America and the MENA region (Middle East & North Africa), Wintershall Dea has a global upstream portfolio and, with its participation in natural gas transport, is also active in the midstream business.

Wintershall Dea was formed from the merger of Wintershall Holding GmbH and DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG, in 2019. Today, the company employs around 2,800 people worldwide from over 60 nations.

About Gazprom

Gazprom is a global energy company focused on geological exploration, production, transportation, storage, processing and sales of gas, gas condensate and oil, sales of gas as a vehicle fuel, as well as generation and marketing of heat and electric power.
Gazprom is a reliable supplier of gas to Russian and foreign consumers. The Company owns the world’s largest gas transmission system, the total length of which within the boundaries of Russia reaches 175.2 thousand kilometers. Gazprom sells more than half of its gas to Russian consumers and exports gas to over 30 countries within and beyond the former Soviet Union.


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