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The Netherlands Gas Markets, 2010

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GlobalData

Published Date : Apr 2010

Category :

Natural Gas

No. of Pages : 145 Pages


This profile is the essential source for top-level energy industry data and information. The report provides an overview of each of the key sub-segments of the energy industry in The Netherlands. It details the market structure, regulatory environment, infrastructure and provides historical and forecasted statistics relating to the supply/demand balance for each of the key sub-segments. It also provides information relating to the natural gas assets (gas fields, pipelines, LNG terminals and underground gas storage facilities) in The Netherlands. The report compares the investment environment in The Netherlands with other countries in the region. The profiles of the major companies operating in the natural gas sector in The Netherlands together with the latest news and deals are also included in the report.

Scope

  • Historic and forecast data relating to production, consumption, imports, exports and reserves are provided for each industry sub-segment for the period 1996-2020.
  • Historical and forecast data and information for all the major gas fields, (Liquified Natural Gas) LNG Terminals, pipelines and underground gas storage facilities in The Netherlands for the period 2000-2013.
  • Operator and equity details for major natural gas assets in The Netherlands.
  • Key information relating to market regulations, key energy assets and the key companies operating in the The Netherlandss energy industry.
  • Information on the top companies in the The Netherlands including business description, strategic analysis, and financial information.
  • Product and brand updates, strategy changes, R&D projects, corporate expansions and contractions and regulatory changes.
  • Key mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, private equity and venture capital investments, and IPOs.
Reasons to buy

  • Gain a strong understanding of the countrys energy market. 
  • Facilitate market analysis and forecasting of future industry trends.
  • Facilitate decision making on the basis of strong historic and forecast production, reserves and capacity data. 
  • Assess your competitors major natural gas assets and their performance.
  • Analyze the latest news and financial deals in the gas sector of each country.
  • Develop strategies based on the latest operational, financial, and regulatory events. 
  • Do deals with an understanding of how competitors are financed, and the mergers and partnerships that have shaped the market.
  • Identify and analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the leading companies in the country.
Table Of Contents

1 Table Of Contents 2
1.1 List of Tables 7
1.2 List of Figures 9

2 The Netherlands Energy Sector 10
2.1 Market Overview 10
2.2 Natural Gas 11
2.2.1 Overview 11
2.2.2 Supply and Demand Balance 11
2.2.3 Regulatory Structure 17
2.2.4 Infrastructure 18

3 The Netherlands Gas Upstream Investment Environment Benchmarking 19
3.1 Introduction 19
3.2 The Overall Ranking 19
3.3 Upstream Fiscal Attractiveness 20
3.3.1 Maximum Government Take Index 21
3.3.2 Maximum State Participation 21
3.4 Gas Sector Performance 22
3.4.1 Exploration Activity 24
3.4.2 Gas Production 25
3.4.3 Gas Reserves 25
3.4.4 Consumption 25
3.5 Economic Performance 26
3.5.1 GDP Growth Index 27
3.5.2 FDI Confidence Index 27
3.5.3 Balance of Trade Index 28
3.6 Socio-Political Performance 28

4 The Netherlands Exploration and Production Sector 31
4.1 The Netherlands Exploration and Production Sector, Country Snapshot 31
4.1.1 The Netherlands Exploration and Production Sector, Key Data 31
4.1.2 The Netherlands Exploration and Production Sector, Natural Gas Assets Map 31
4.2 The Netherlands Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Natural Gas Production 32
4.2.1 The Netherlands Exploration and Production Sector, Total Marketed Natural Gas-Historical Production 32
4.2.2 The Netherlands Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Natural Gas-Historical Production by Type 33
4.2.3 The Netherlands Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Natural Gas Production by Assets 34
4.2.4 The Netherlands Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Equity Weighted Natural Gas Production by Company 37
4.2.5 The Netherlands Exploration and Production Sector, Market Share based on Marketed Natural Gas Production 38
4.3 The Netherlands Exploration And Production Sector, Major Gas Discoveries 39
4.3.1 The Netherlands Exploration And Production Sector, Number of Gas Discoveries, 2004-2009 39
4.3.2 The Netherlands Exploration And Production Sector, Gas Discovery Details 40
4.4 The Netherlands Exploration And Production Sector, Recent Discoveries 40
4.4.1 Oct 08, 2009: Northern Petroleum Discovers Gas At Tiendeveen -1 Well In The Netherlands 40
4.5 The Netherlands Exploration And Production Sector, Drilling and Production Updates 41
4.5.1 Jan 07, 2010: Northern Petroleum Announces Start Of Production From Geesbrug Gas Field In The Netherlands 41
4.5.2 Dec 08, 2009: Northern Petroleum Commences Gas Production From Grolloo Gas Field In The Netherlands 42
4.5.3 Oct 05, 2009: Cirrus Energy Begins Production From L8-D Field In The Netherlands 43
4.5.4 Sep 28, 2009: Northern Petroleum Completes Geesbrug Well Fracturing Programme 43

5 The Netherlands Pipeline Sector 45
5.1 The Netherlands Pipeline Sector, Key Data 45
5.2 The Netherlands Pipeline Sector, An Overview 45
5.3 The Netherlands Pipeline Sector, Comparision of Key Natural Gas Pipeline Companies 45
5.4 The Netherlands Pipeline Sector, Natural Gas Pipelines 47

6 The Netherlands LNG Sector 51
6.1 The Netherlands LNG Sector, Overview 51
6.2 The Netherlands LNG Sector, Regasification 51
6.2.1 The Netherlands LNG Sector, Regasification, Total Regasification Capacity 51
6.2.2 The Netherlands LNG Sector, Regasification, Market Share By Company 52
6.2.3 The Netherlands LNG Sector, Regasification Capacity by Terminal 53
6.2.4 The Netherlands LNG Sector, Contracted Vs. Non-contracted Capacity 53

7 The Netherlands Undergound Gas Storage Sector 54
7.1 The Netherlands Underground Gas Storage Sector, Key Data 54
7.2 The Netherlands Underground Gas Storage Sector, An Overview 54
7.2.1 The Netherlands Underground Gas Storage Sector, Storage Capacity by Area, 2009 54
7.2.2 The Netherlands Underground Gas Storage Sector, Storage Capacity By Company 55
7.3 The Netherlands Underground Gas Storage Sector, Storage Capacity 56
7.3.1 The Netherlands Underground Gas Storage Sector, Storage Capacity of Active Terminals 56
7.3.2 The Netherlands Underground Gas Storage Sector, Storage Capacity of Planned Terminals 56

8 Profile of TOTAL S.A. 57
8.1 TOTAL S.A., Key Information 57
8.2 TOTAL S.A., Company Overview 57
8.3 TOTAL S.A., Business Description 57
8.3.1 Business Overview 57
8.3.2 Chemicals 58
8.3.3 Downstream 59
8.3.4 Upstream 60
8.4 TOTAL S.A., SWOT Analysis 61
8.4.1 Overview 61
8.4.2 TOTAL S.A. Strengths 62
8.4.3 TOTAL S.A. Weaknesses 63
8.4.4 TOTAL S.A. Opportunities 64
8.4.5 TOTAL S.A. Threats 65

9 Profile of Gaz de France 67
9.1 Gaz de France, Key Information 67
9.2 Gaz de France, Company Overview 67
9.3 Gaz de France Business Description 67
9.3.1 Business Overview 67
9.4 Gaz de France, SWOT Analysis 69
9.4.1 Overview 69
9.4.2 Gaz de France Strengths 69
9.4.3 Gaz de France Weaknesses 70
9.4.4 Gaz de France Opportunities 70
9.4.5 Gaz de France Threats 71

10 Profile of Petro-Canada 73
10.1 Petro-Canada, Key Information 73
10.2 Petro-Canada, Company Overview 73
10.3 Petro-Canada, Business Description 73
10.3.1 Business Overview 73
10.3.2 Downstream 74
10.3.3 International 75
10.3.4 North American Natural Gas 76
10.3.5 Oil Sands 77
10.4 Petro-Canada, SWOT Analysis 78
10.4.1 Overview 78
10.4.2 Petro-Canada Strengths 79
10.4.3 Petro-Canada Weaknesses 79
10.4.4 Petro-Canada Opportunities 80
10.4.5 Petro-Canada Threats 81

11 Financial Deals Landscape 82
11.1 Detailed Deal Summary 82
11.1.1 Acquisition 82
11.1.2 Debt Offerings 95
11.1.3 Partnerships 103
11.1.4 Asset Transactions 105

12 Recent Developments 115
12.1 License Awards 115
12.1.1 Mar 23, 2010: Northern Petroleum Receives Zuid-Friesland III Production License In The Netherlands 115
12.1.2 Oct 22, 2009: Northern Petroleum Wins New Exploration License In The Netherlands 115
12.2 Strategy and Business Expansion 116
12.2.1 Mar 16, 2010: Shell Outlines Plans To Improve Performance And Reduce Costs 116
12.2.2 Mar 06, 2010: LionGas Terminates Plans To Construct New LNG Terminal In Rotterdam 119
12.2.3 Feb 10, 2010: Shell, TU Delft Join Forces In Recovery Factory Programme 120
12.2.4 Feb 09, 2010: Shell, TU Delft Join Forces In EOR Program 121
12.3 Other Significant Developments 123
12.3.1 Mar 31, 2010: Cirrus Energy Provides Operations Update 123
12.3.2 Mar 10, 2010: Nuon Appoints Huib Morelisse As New CEO 126
12.3.3 Mar 10, 2010: Essent Announces Management Changes 126
12.3.4 Feb 16, 2010: Vermilion Energy Gets Positive Results From Its Four-Well Drilling Program In The Netherlands 127
12.3.5 Feb 16, 2010: Sterling Resources Provides Operations Update 128
12.3.6 Feb 01, 2010: Essent Appoints Mira Huussen As Director Of New Energy Business Unit 130
12.3.7 Jan 18, 2010: Cirrus Energy Announces The Netherlands Operational Update 130
12.3.8 Jan 11, 2010: Northern Petroleum Sets Tiendeveen-1 Exploration Well For Testing 131
12.3.9 Dec 21, 2009: Cirrus Energy Updates On Its Operations In The Netherlands 132
12.3.10 Dec 15, 2009: Ascent Resources Provides Operations Update 132
12.3.11 Dec 14, 2009: Ascent Resources Provides Operations Update 134
12.3.12 Dec 02, 2009: Nuon Appoints Peter Smink As CFO 136
12.3.13 Nov 29, 2009: Cirrus Energy Announces The Netherlands Operational Update 136
12.3.14 Nov 19, 2009: Gunvor Appoints Stephane Caudron As Head Of LNG 137
12.3.15 Nov 16, 2009: Nuon Energy CFO Doede Vierstra To leave 137
12.3.16 Nov 16, 2009: Nuon CEO ystein Lseth Takes Over At Vattenfall In 2010 137
12.3.17 Nov 12, 2009: Elko Energy Provides Operations Update 138
12.4 New Contracts Announcements 139
12.4.1 Nov 03, 2009: Fluor Wins Gas Storage Contract In The Netherlands 139

13 Appendix 141
13.1 Methodology 141
13.1.1 Coverage 142
13.1.2 Secondary Research 143
13.1.3 Primary Research 143
13.1.4 Midstream Forecasts 143
13.1.5 Expert Panel Validation 143
13.2 Contact Us 144
13.3 About GlobalData 144
13.4 Disclaimer 145


List of Table


Table 1: The Netherlands, Historical and Forecasted Production and Consumption of Natural Gas (Bcf), 1996-2020 12
Table 2: The Netherlands, Historical and Forecasted Import and Export of Natural Gas (Bcf), 1996-2020 14
Table 3: The Netherlands, Historical Reserves of Natural Gas (Bcf), 1996-2009 16
Table 4: Western Europe, Investment Benchmarking, Overall Country Rankings, March 2010 19
Table 5: Western Europe, Investment Benchmarking, Upstream Fiscal Attractiveness, March 2010 20
Table 6: Western Europe, Investment Benchmarking, Gas Sector Performance, March 2010 22
Table 7: Western Europe, Investment Benchmarking, Economic Performance, March 2010 26
Table 8: Western Europe, Country Standings, Economic Performance, March 2010 26
Table 9: Western Europe, Investment Benchmarking, Socio-Political Performance, March 2010 28
Table 10: Western Europe, Country Standings, Socio-Political Performance, March 2010 29
Table 11: The Netherlands, Natural Gas Key Statistics, 2009 31
Table 12: The Netherlands, Total Marketed Natural Gas Production (MMcf), 2002-2009 32
Table 13: The Netherlands, Marketed Natural Gas Production by Type (MMcf), 2002-2009 33
Table 14: The Netherlands, Marketed Natural Gas Production (MMcf), by Assets, 2002-2009 34
Table 15: The Netherlands, Marketed Natural Gas Production (MMcf), by Assets, 2002-2009 (Contd1) 35
Table 16: The Netherlands, Marketed Natural Gas Production (MMcf), by Assets, 2002-2009 (Contd2) 36
Table 17: The Netherlands, Marketed Equity Weighted Natural Gas Production (MMcf) by Company, 2002-2009 37
Table 18: The Netherlands, Market Share (%) based on Marketed Natural Gas Production, 2002-2009 38
Table 19: The Netherlands, Number of Gas Discoveries, 2004-2009 39
Table 20: The Netherlands, Gas Discovery Details, 2004-2009 40
Table 21: The Netherlands, Pipeline Key Statistics, 2009 45
Table 22: The Netherlands, Natural Gas Pipelines Length by Company (Km), 2009 45
Table 23: The Netherlands, Natural Gas Pipelines, 2009 47
Table 24: The Netherlands, Natural Gas Pipelines, 2009 (Contd1) 48
Table 25: The Netherlands, Natural Gas Pipelines, 2009 (Contd2) 49
Table 26: The Netherlands, Natural Gas Pipelines, 2009 (Contd3) 50
Table 27: The Netherlands, Total Regasification Capacity (Bcf), 2000-2015 51
Table 28: The Netherlands, Regasification Capacity by Company (Bcf), 2000-2015 52
Table 29: The Netherlands, Regasification Capacity by Terminal (Bcf), 2000-2015 53
Table 30: The Netherlands Underground Gas Storage Key Statistics, 2009 54
Table 31: The Netherlands, Underground Gas Storage Capacity by Company (MMcf), 2009 55
Table 32: The Netherlands, Market Share by Company (%) Based on Storage Capacity, 2009 55
Table 33: The Netherlands, Active Underground Gas Storage Capacity, 2009 56
Table 34: The Netherlands, Planned Underground Gas Storage Capacity (MMcf), 2009 56
Table 35: TOTAL S.A., Key Facts 57
Table 36: TOTAL S.A., SWOT Analysis 62
Table 37: Gaz de France, Key Facts 67
Table 38: Gaz de France, SWOT Analysis 69
Table 39: Petro-Canada, Key Facts 73
Table 40: Petro-Canada, SWOT Analysis 78
Table 41: Petro-Canada (International) To Sell Petro-Canada The Netherlands 82
Table 42: Abu Dhabi National Energy Completes Acquisition Of DSM Energie From Royal DSM 83
Table 43: Vattenfall Acquires 49% Interest In Nuon 84
Table 44: Venture Production Acquires 1.8% Interest In NOGAT From Lundin Petroleum 86
Table 45: Sumitomo, Dyas, And ONH Acquires Oranje-Nassau Energie From Wendel 87
Table 46: Sonatrach To Acquire Stake In 4Gas 89
Table 47: Saxon Oil Company Acquires Picogina Holdings From Energy (CG) 90
Table 48: Northern Petroleum Sells Gas Storage Limited And Overseas Gas Storage Limited To Star Energy Group 91
Table 49: Talisman Energy To Sell Shares Of Goal Petroleum To Total E&P Nederland 93
Table 50: Abu Dhabi National Energy Acquires EnCore Oil Nederland 94
Table 51: Royal Vopak Announces Private Placement Of Senior Unsecured Notes For $680 Million 95
Table 52: Shell Completes Public Offering Of $1.5 Billion Of 1.3% Guaranteed Notes Due 2011 96
Table 53: Shell Completes Public Offering Of $1 Billion Of 3.25% Guaranteed Notes Due 2015 97
Table 54: Shell Completes Public Offering Of $2 Billion Of 4.3% Guaranteed Notes Due 2019 98
Table 55: Shell Completes Public Offering Of $500 Million Of Floating Rate Guaranteed Notes Due 2011 99
Table 56: Vopak Issues $146.02 Million Of Senior Unsecured Notes Due 2014 100
Table 57: Royal Dutch Shell Prices Public Offering Of 4% Senior Notes Due March 2014 For $2,500 Million 101
Table 58: Royal DSM Completes Public Offering Of 5.75% Fixed Rate Notes For $646 Million 102
Table 59: TAQA Enter Into Partnership With Gazprom 103
Table 60: Abu Dhabi National Energy Partners With GazPromExport 104
Table 61: Cirrus Energy Acquires 25.48% Interest In North Sea Natural Gas Field From Chevron 105
Table 62: Cirrus Energy To Sell Its 30% Interest In Block Q10, Q13, Q16b And L8-D Field To TAQA Offshore 106
Table 63: Cirrus To Acquire Additional Interest In L8-D Field From Chevron Exploration 108
Table 64: GDF Suez To Acquire Dutch North Sea Assets From Nederlandse Aardolie 109
Table 65: Talisman Energy To Sell Non-Core Dutch Assets 110
Table 66: Cirrus Energy Acquires 95% Interest In The Netherlands K10-Bravo Oil Field 111
Table 67: Golar LNG And Bluewater Energy Services Acquires LNG carrier Hoegh Gandria From Hoegh LNG 113
Table 68: Venture Production To Acquire Interests In Two Dutch Offshore Blocks 114

List of Chart

List of Figures

Figure 1: The Netherlands, Energy Sector Split by Fuel Type(%), 2009 10
Figure 2: The Netherlands, Natural Gas Production And Consumption (Bcf), 1996-2020 13
Figure 3: The Netherlands, Natural Gas Imports And Exports, Billion Cubic Feet, 1996-2020 15
Figure 4: The Netherlands, Natural Gas Reserves, Billion Cubic Feet, 1996-2009 17
Figure 5: Western Europe, Country Standings, Upstream Fiscal Attractiveness, March 2010 21
Figure 6: Western Europe, Country Standings, Gas Sector Performance, by Reserves-Exploration & Production, March 2010 23
Figure 7: Western Europe, Country Standings, Gas Sector Performance, by Production & Consumption, March 2010 24
Figure 8: Western Europe, Country Standings, Exploration Blocks Awarded, March 2010 25
Figure 9: Western Europe, Country Standings, Economic Performance, March 2010 27
Figure 10: Western Europe, Country Standings, Socio-Political Performance, March 2010 29
Figure 11: The Netherlands, Natural Gas Assets Map, 2009 31
Figure 12: The Netherlands, Total Marketed Natural Gas Production (MMcf), 2002-2009 32
Figure 13: The Netherlands, Marketed Natural Gas Production by Type (MMcf), 2002-2009 33
Figure 14: The Netherlands, Marketed Equity Weighted Natural Gas Production (MMcf) by Company, 2002-2009 37
Figure 15: The Netherlands, Market Share (%) based on Marketed Natural Gas Production, 2009 38
Figure 16: The Netherlands, Number of Gas Discoveries, 2004-2009 39
Figure 17: The Netherlands, Natural Gas Pipelines Length by Company (Km), 2009 46
Figure 18: The Netherlands, Total Regasification Capacity (Bcf), 2000-2015 51
Figure 19: The Netherlands, Regasification Capacity by Company (Bcf), 2000-2015 52
Figure 20: The Netherlands, Storage Capacity by Area (%), 2009 54
Figure 21: GlobalData Methodology 142

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