Vermillion Energy Netherlands BV encountered gas in the LDS-01 well on the Drenthe VI concession in Diever West field, onshore the Netherlands.
LDS-01 is the first of the two-well campaign targeting several onshore gas prospects on the concession. It was drilled to a depth of 2,225 m TVDSS, encountering gas at multiple intervals in the primary target horizons.
The well has been completed and is ready for tie-in to production following conclusion of the LDS-02 well which has been spudded by the Drilltec Synergy 2 rig. LDS-2 is expected to be completed early February.
First gas is expected in April.
Vermillion is operator at Drenthe VI with 52.5%. Partners are EBN (40%) and Parkmead Group PLC (7.5%).