Exploration & Production

Dutch government mulls further cuts at Groningen

NAM suggested on Wednesday that it could further cut production at the Groningen gas field after a strong earthquake hit the area NAM suggested on Wednesday that it could further cut production at the Groningen gas field after a strong earthquake hit the area.
By Silvia Favasuli 11 January 2018 0 29065
NAM pipelines in the Netherlands. NAM pipelines in the Netherlands. (NAM)

The Dutch government is considering a further cut to gas production at the Groningen field after a minor earthquake forced operator NAM to propose lowering output.

A government spokesperson confirmed they had received NAM’s proposal and that the State Supervisor of Mines, which regulates the Netherlands’ gas industry, is now analysing the report.

The agency will provide the country’s Economic Minister Eric Wiebes with its advice within a few days, the spokesperson said. Wiebes will then decide whether to implement NAM’s recommendations. 

“NAM’s advice is not [given] on...