Page 36




As the largest privately-owned oil and gas exploration and production operating company in the Netherlands, ONE-Dyas is planning to embark on its most ambitious project yet. Platform N05-A of the GEMS project (Gateway to the Ems) will be the first Dutch offshore gas treatment platform in the North Sea to be electrified and run entirely on offshore wind energy. In an interview with Inside Oil and Gas, COO Peter Nieuwenhuijze laid out his vision for GEMS. Andy Probert reports.


terms of carbon neutrality, the GEMS Project, headed by ONE-Dyas in the Netherlands, offers a snapshot of what potentially could become the norm for future gas extraction. GEMS – or ‘Gateway to the EMS’ – refers to an area north of the mouth of the River Ems, where there are hundreds of so-called small gas fields that fall within the Dutch and German parts of the North Sea. In 2017, ONE-Dyas discovered natural gas for extraction in a new field: N05-A, in the GEMS area, located about 20km off the coast of the uninhabited island of Rottumerplaat, the Dutch island Schiermonnikoog and the German island of Borkum. While the North Sea is about 25m deep at this location, the gas field itself is 4km deep in the subsurface. 36

Inside Oil & Gas

Issuu converts static files into: digital portfolios, online yearbooks, online catalogs, digital photo albums and more. Sign up and create your flipbook.