Plans and reports

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Production plan

NOTE! In the following procedures references are made to the official text of the Mining act. You will find direct links to the relevant articles. Unfortunately the official text of the Mining act is not available in English. However there is an unofficial translation in pdf format available from our legislation page. 

The production of resources from an accumulation will be carried out according the production plan on the basis of article 34, sub 1, of the Mining Act. The production plan will be supplied to the Minister of Economic Affairs. A summary of the legally required content of the production plan is detailed in section 3.1 (article 24, 25 and 29) of the Mining Decree.

Article 24 of the Mining Decree actually describes the contents of the Field Development plan (FDP) as generally accepted in the oil industry. The intention of the legislator is that the operator does not make a production plan exclusively for the authorities, but submits the FDP already available. It is however important to explicitly mark the parts considered confidential.

The production plan for onshore accumulations should, on the basis of article 24 of the Mining Decree, also contain information on subsidence induced by mining activities. As of June 1st the temporary guideline to address article 24.1.P of the Mining Decree is available: Methodology for risk analysis of induced seismicity due to gas production.


The most efficient way to satisfy this requirement and therefore avoid any possible delay in the authorisation process is for Licencees to send the document to:
1. Ministerie van Economische Zaken en Klimaat, Directie Warmte en Ondergrond, Postbus 20401, 2500 EK DEN HAAG and
2. the digital version to mijnbouwvergunningen@minezk.nl.

New production- and production licences are avaible for consideration to the public as a part of the appliciation procedure. These and accompanying documents can be found here.

Request form: Winningsplan

Mining Act: article 34-38article 142article 144 and article 145
Mining Decree: article 24article 25 and article 29
Mining Regulation: article 3.1
 

Subsurface storage plan

The subsurface storage of materials will be carried out according to the storage plan on the basis of article 39, sub b, of the Mining Act. The storage plan will be supplied to the Minister of Economic Affairs. A summary of the legally required content of the storage plan is detailed in section 3.2 (article 26, 27 and 29) of the Mining Decree.

The most efficient way to satisfy this requirement and therefore avoid any possible delay in the authorisation process is for Licencees to send the document to:
1. Ministerie van Economische Zaken en Klimaat, Directie Warmte en Ondergrond, Postbus 20401, 2500 EK DEN HAAG and
2. the digital version to mijnbouwvergunningen@minezk.nl.

New production- and production licences are avaible for consideration to the public as a part of the appliciation procedure. These and accompanying documents can be found here.

Request form: Opslagplan

Mining Act: article 39
Mining Decree: article 26article 27 and article 29
Mining Regulation: article 3.1
 

Work plan

The operator shall draw up a work plan listing all mining activities to be carried out in a licence area. The work plan is an annual roll-over 5-year plan. The operator shall submit the plan to the inspecteur-generaal der Mijnen.

The most efficient way to satisfy this requirement and therefore avoid any possible delay in the authorisation process is for Licencees to send the document to:
1. Ministerie van Economische Zaken en Klimaat, Directie Warmte en Ondergrond, Postbus 20401, 2500 EK DEN HAAG and
2. the digital version to mijnbouwvergunningen@minezk.nl.

Mining Act: 
Mining Decree: article 4
Mining Regulation: article 1.11.1

Submission forms inoperative notification, application for exemption, approval of removal plan and report on removal

Locations – both on land and at sea – where mining used to be carried out must be dismantled, unless they can be (partially) reused, for example in the context of the energy transition. There is an obligation to report the decommissioning of a mining location, a possibility to grant a temporary exemption from the removal obligation and to submit an action plan for permanently leaving a location on land and sea. The process concludes with the report of the deletion. The regulations apply to all sectors.

In order to ensure that the implementation of these laws and regulations runs as efficiently as possible for the applicant, the licensing authority and advisers, standard forms have been developed with which an application or notification must be submitted. The mandatory forms to be used can be found hereafter and must be submitted by sending to mijnbouwvergunningen@minezk.nlGeothermal energy, Oil & Gas Land, Oil & Gas Sea en Salt.

N.B. An incomplete form may mean that a report has not been submitted or that the application will not be processed.

Annual report under article 113 Mining Decree

The operator shall draw up an annual report on the basis of article 113 of the Mining Decree for all accumulations and prospective structures within his licence areas. 

The resource figures will be reported according to the Petroleum Resource Management System 2007 (PRMS). A quick overview for non-technical users of the PRMS and the full version of the PRMS classification system may be found at the SPE web site

The most recent form should be used for reporting. This form may also be used for resource reporting to EBN (please contact EBN for information). For a rapid processing of the data you are requested to submit your figures digitally before February 1st of every year at: rapportage-mijnbouwwet@tno.nl
 

Annual Report form (datasheet version 2017)

Release of data from annual report
Some of the data contained in the annual report is released after a period of 10 years in accordance with article 116 Mining Decree. These data are available from the Fields page under the Data tab


Mining Act: 
Mining Decree: article 113 and article 116
Mining Regulation: