Neptune Energy today announced it has agreed to acquire interests in certain oil and gas fields in Emsland and the Grafschaft Bentheim region in Germany from Wintershall Dea.
The agreement will increase Neptune’s existing interest in the Bramberge, Meppen and Annaveen oilfields, located in the Emsland region and in various gas fields in the Grafschaft Bentheim region, adding approximately 6001 barrels of oil equivalent (boe) of daily net production to Neptune’s production in Germany – an increase of around five per cent.
Neptune is already a joint venture partner in the assets and operates the Bramberge oil field and the Grafschaft Bentheim gas fields.
Andreas Scheck, Managing Director of Neptune Energy in Germany, said: “Increasing our interest in these fields is strategically important for Neptune, enhancing our production and demonstrating our commitment to grow our footprint in key producing regions in Germany. We have been an operator or partner in these fields for many years and are well positioned to leverage our experience in this region. I firmly believe in the potential of oil and gas production in Emsland and in the Grafschaft Bentheim over the coming decades – a very traditional E&P region in Germany, and one with a strong, positive future.”
The transaction is subject to regulatory and partner approvals, with completion expected in the third quarter of 2019.
This announcement builds on Neptune’s commitment to developing additional projects in North-West Germany. Together with its partner, the company plans to drill a new gas well, Adorf Z15, in the second half of this year. The well pad in the municipality of Hoogstede has already been constructed.
– ends –
Dr Stefan Brieske, Head of Communications and Public Affairs, Germany
+49 59 161 2888
About Neptune Energy
Neptune Energy is an independent global E&P company with operations across the North Sea, North Africa and Asia Pacific. Neptune had production of around 160 thousand net boe per day in 2018 and 2P reserves at 31st December 2018 of 638 million boe. The Company, founded by Sam Laidlaw, is backed by CIC and funds advised by Carlyle Group and CVC Capital Partners.
For further information please visit: www.neptuneenergy.com