Neptune Energy has kicked off drilling of the final sections of four production probes at its Duva field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.

The wells are being drilled by the Odfjell Drilling’s semi-submersible rig Deepsea Yantai.

All four wells were pre-drilled and cased off at a depth of 2500 metres, prior to starting the final drilling campaign.

Duva is a fast-track project being developed as a subsea installation with three oil producers and one gas producer, tied back to the Neptune-operated Gjoa semi-submersible platform.