Stranded fields

Onshore in the Netherlands and offshore in the Dutch part of the continental shelf, a number of oil and gas accumulations have been identified that, for various reasons, were never developed. A brief analysis of these stranded fields (currently 63) shows that these gas fields contain an average of 1.4 BCM of gas, amounting to a total of approximately 80 BCM of gas, and, given favourable to good economic conditions, potentially 35 - 45 BCM of recoverable gas reserves.

Fact sheets providing key data on individual stranded fields have been prepared for the Ministry of Economic Affairs. These fact sheets are intended to provide technical information on the fields to interested parties, with the aim of encouraging new initiatives to develop these fields in the future.

Information on individual stranded fields, including the estimated gas-in-place volume and gas composition, can be found in the fact sheets below. Available data for the wells listed in these fact sheets can be downloaded or ordered from TNO  (see Boreholes).

Since 2010 specific fiscal measures are in place to stimulate the production of marginal fields.

Regeling investeringsaftrek marginale gasvoorkomens Nederlands continentaal plat (Staatscourant 13093, 25 augustus 2010) (Only available in Dutch)

Overview of fact sheets stranded fields (August 2016)

Stranded gas and oil fields in the Netherlands (april 2016) (excel sheet)
 

Onshore   Offshore  
Field Licence Field Licence
Alblasserdam Production licence B18-FA Production licence
Beerta Production licence E12 Lelie Open area
Boskoop Production licence E12 Tulp East Open area
Buma Production licence F03-FC Production licence
Deurningen Production licence F14-FA Exploration licence
Egmond-Binnen Production licence F17-FB Exploration licence
Exloo Production licence F18-FA Production licence
Gieterveen Production licence K08-FF Exploration licence
Haakswold Production licence K10-B-Oil Production licence
Heiloo Production licence K14-FC Production licence
Kerkwijk Production licence K15-FF Production licence
Kijkduin-Zee Production licence K16-5 Open area
Langebrug Production licence K17-FB Production licence
Lankhorst Production licence K18-FB Production licence
Lekkerkerk Production licence L01-FB Production licence
Maasgeul Production licence L07-D Production licence
Midlaren Production licence L10-6 Exploration licence
Molenaarsgraaf Production licence L11-1 Production licence
Nieuweschans Production licence L12-FD Production licence
Noordwijk Production licence L13-FK Production licence
Oude Leede Production licence L14-FB Open area
Rammelbeek Production licence L16-FA Production licence
Schiermonnikoog-Wad Production licence M09-FB Production licence
Stadskanaal Production licence P02-E Production licence
Terschelling-West Open area P06-Northwest Production licence
Vlagtwedde Production licence P12-3 Exploration licence
Wassenaar-Diep Production licence Q13-FB Exploration licence
Wassenaar-Zee Production licence Q13-FC Exploration licence
Werkendam Production licence    
Witten Production licence    
Woubrugge Production licence    
Zweelo Production licence