Ambitious, independent and entrepreneurial

Neptune is an independent E&P company operating at scale and producing internationally. Ours is a growth mindset. We work non-stop to find better ways to get more energy to more places, safely and cost-effectively.

Neptune in numbers


Daily average production


Gas share of production


Gas 2P reserves


Oil 2P reserves

Our story

Set up in 2015 by our Executive Chairman and founder Sam Laidlaw with private equity investors, Neptune Energy is an independent exploration and production company with a regional focus on the North Sea, North Africa and Asia Pacific. Our diverse, gas-weighted portfolio and deep industry expertise offer multiple opportunities for growth, both organically and via potential acquisition.

Our vision

Changing dynamics in upstream energy markets are creating opportunities for smart, innovative participants. We intend to take advantage of those opportunities. We aim to become the world’s leading international independent exploration and production company within the next five years.

Quick facts

No. 1 single producing UK gas field
No. 1 offshore oil and gas producer in the Netherlands
No. 5 producer on the Norwegian continental shelf
No. 3 oil producer in Germany
No. 4 gas producer in Germany

Introducing Neptune (February 2018)


HSE excellence is integral to everything we do. We set ourselves the highest standards and make sure we meet them. That unstinting attitude permeates our culture. We are meticulous in our approach. When we produce, we squeeze out every drop of available energy. We’re relentless about eliminating waste and minimising environmental impacts.

Our investors

Neptune was established with private equity backing from prominent institutional investment firms. In 2018, a leading Chinese state-owned enterprise became our largest shareholder. Our bondholders include blue-chip investment institutions.