|This site provides information about oil, gas and geothermal energy exploration and production in the Netherlands and the Dutch sector of the North Sea continental shelf.
It aims to help users access information furnished by the Dutch government in an easy, comprehensible fashion.
This site was produced at the request of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and is being managed by TNO, Geological Survey of the Netherlands.
We keep this site continually up-to-date. Click here for an overview of recent changes.
02-06-2016 | As of June 1st 2016 the temporary guideline to address article 24.1p of the Mining Decree is available: Methodology for risk analysis of induced seismicity due to gas production
17-03-2016 | Four more irregularities in the database on gas properties have been repaired after the repair job of 19-02-2016. All wells linked with wrong information are listed in the new Errata spreadsheet (version 2). The flaws existed since 2008, the time from which the database was available.
14-03-2016 | Release of data from 2005 annual reports (art 113 Mining Decree): 'Release annual report 2006 art 113' and 'Structural maps 2006'.
19-02-2016 | The database on gas properties has been repaired and is up and running again. Those wells that were linked to the wrong information are listed in an Errata spreadsheet. This flaw has existed for the entire time the database was available (since 2008).
18-02-2016 | Reference list of recent TNO scientific papers and conference presentations about induced seismicity in Groningen is added .
26-01-2016 | Listing of wells completed in 2015.
26-01-2016 | DoubletCalc 2D v1.0 (DC2D) is a software tool developed by TNO to model temperature and pressure development around two or more geothermal wells. In Dutch only.
01-12-2015 | Report Meegroeivermogen toets Waddenzee. Condition for extraction of gas in the Wadden Sea is that the rate of subsidence and relative sea level rise should not exceed the Meegroeivermogen of the tidal basins. To determine compliance with this condition the Meegroeivermogen test shall be performed. The results of the this test can be found at Seismicity and subsidence under the item Reports and geodetic measurement records: Reports and geodetic measurement records and GPS measurements
27-08-2015 | Modification storage plan (opslagplan) Norg (d.d. January 31 2013). The decree by the Minister on the modifications of the storage plan for the underground gas storage Norg as requested by NAM and related documents may be viewed here.This concerns the decree by the minister, the request for modification from NAM, the joined advice by TNO/SodM and the advice by the Tcbb. All documents are in Dutch and may be downloaded using the hyperlinks.
26-08-2015 | Report on Radial drilling for Dutch geothermal applications (posted under TNO-Rapporten on the dutch language version of the geothermal energy page).
06-08-2015 | Modifications Storage plan Norg (d.d. July 2015). The documents by the Minister on the modifications of the storage plan for the underground gas storage Norg as requested by NAM and related documentsmay be viewed here. This concerns the decree by the minister, the request for modification from NAM, the joined advice by TNO/SodM and the advice by the Tcbb. All documents are in Dutch and may be downloaded using the hyperlinks.
06-08-2015 | New GPS subsidence data available for Barradeel, Bergermeer, Leeuwarden-West, Noord-Nederland, Q16-Maas and Waddenzee. Go to page.
05-08-2015 | Revised version of map 'Oil and Gas in the Netherlands', July 2015. Shipping lanes/Clear ways are updated and exploration licences Noordoostpolder, Noord Brabant and Peel are no longer valid.
04-08-2015 | English version annual review 2014 'Natural resources and Geothermal energy in the Netherlands' is available.
29-07-2015 | Literature study with a focus on the occurrence of injection-related seismicity in general and understanding the underlying mechanisms of injection-related seismicity and their relevance for induced seismicity caused by nitrogen injection. See 'Seismic risk induced earthquakes' on the Seismicity and subsidence page
24-06-2015 | Another new TNO report from June 2015 on the induced seismicity in Groningen: Veiligheidsbeschouwing aardbevingen Groningen t.b.v. NPR 9998. TNO 2013 R12071.
24-06-2015 | New TNO reports on the induced seismicity in Groningen as from June 2015.
29-05-2015 | Besluit zoutwinning Havenmond, available for inspection from 29 May 2015 to 10 July 2015.
08-04-2015 | New release Digital Geological Model - onshore (DGM-deep v4.0) now available.
14-03-2015 | Release of data from 2005 annual reports (art 113 Mining Decree): 'Release annual report 2005 art 113' and 'Structural maps 2005'.
08-01-2015 | Oil and gas wells, released in 2014 (preliminary results) are now available
09-12-2014 | Prospex 2014 - Digital Booth - The Netherlands: EBN, TNO and Ministry of Economic Affairs (presentations, posters etc.)
21-11-2014 | Harlingen Subsidence Study - Vermilion Oil and Gas Netherlands B.V., 27 October 2014 is available.
11-11-2014 | Sheets describing geology, potential utilization and mining activities nearby individual salt domes in North-East Netherlands are added.
01-10-2014 | Change in the Subsidieregeling nationale EZ-subsidies due to the conditions in the program Risico's dekken voor aardwarmte.
11-09-2014 | Changes in procedure to submit the annual report (article 113 Mining Decree)
31-07-2014 | Adjustments in subsurface temperature information
18-06-2014 | Natural resources and geothermal energy in the Netherlands - annual review 2013
23-04-2014 | Multiple tables with reservoir properties of a large amount of boreholes, arranged by analysis method, are now available. Furhermore petrophysical logs and porosity-permeability plots of core analysis data are provided.
15-03-2014 | Release of data from 2004 annual reports (art 113 Mining Decree): 'Release annual report 2004 art 113' and 'Structural maps 2004'.
05-03-2014 |Publication of the update of the Mining Decree in the Staatscourant: Regeling van de Minister van Economische Zaken van 13 februari 2014, nr. WJZ/13208613, tot wijziging van de Mijnbouwregeling. The updated text may be found on the nlog Legislation page in the section on 'uitvoeringsmaatregelen'. This updated Minning Decree is available in Dutch only.
27-02-2014 | Overviews and maps of Licences as at January 1 2014 and licence mutations during 2013.
13-02-2014 | The interactive map using Windows Internet Explorer 10 does not work correctly. Use a earlier version of this browser at this moment.
13-02-2014 | Activity plan received for the fallow part of the production licence N07b.
12-02-2014 | Ministeriële regelingen SDE+ 2014 published.
28-01-2014 |Download the notification of the draft vision on wind energy at sea (ontwerp-Rijksstructuurvisie Windenergie op Zee)
20-01-2014 |Documents and Reports on Induced Seismicity Groningen Area can be found here. This website also contains all further information by the Dutch Govenrment on the Groningen case: Aardbevingen in Groningen
10-12-2013 | Prospex 2013 - Digital Booth - The Netherlands: EBN, TNO and Ministry of Economic Affairs (presentations, posters etc.)
27-11-2013 | Digital 2D Seismic lines, provided by NAM (2012), now available
24-10-2013 | Update address Ministery of Economic Affairs: Ministerie van Economische Zaken, Directie Energiemarkt, Postbus 20401, 2500 EK DEN HAAG
11-10-2013 | Ontwerpbesluit zoutwinning Havenmond, available for inspection from 11 October 2013 to 21 November 2013.
01-08-2013 | Digital files of the Geological Map of the sub-regions Elbow Spit High, Step Graben and Dutch Central Graben (NCP2C) en Winterton High, Winterton Platform and Zeeland Platform (NCP2G). Also the burial history reports for NCP2A, 2D, 2E en 2F have been updated or annexes are added.
Overview of all published files for all sub-regions can be found on the page Offshore sub-regions: NCP-2A, -2B, -2C, -2D, -2E, -2F and -2G