Through its team's experience from operating in the region, TAQA has been able to extend the life of its oil and gas fields in the Dutch North Sea and onshore in the Alkmaar region.
In 1964, TAQA’s predecessor drilled the first exploratory well nearby the town of Schermer in the Netherlands. In 1969 the company was awarded a production license to develop these discoveries in the Bergen Concession. Natural gas production started in 1972.
The Bergen Concession is located in the province of North-Holland and consists of production locations in Bergen, Groet, Schermer, Heiloo and Zuid Schermer and the Bergen Drying Facility which performs as the central gas processing and compression facility.
TAQA's operated offshore oil and gas production revolves around a series of fields located in the P15, P18 and L11 blocks of the Dutch North Sea.
P15 and P18 infrastructure
The P15 and P18 infrastructure is situated 35 km north west of Hoek of Holland. It consists of oil production (Rijn Field) and natural gas production facilities including a central complex, several satellite production platforms and sub-sea completions. Condensate, oil and natural gas are transported to shore by pipelines.
The P15 platform is also an important hub for third party treatment and processing of oil and gas. Fifteen fields in the Dutch North Sea tie-in to P15 to separate, treat and send oil to the BP refinery in the port of Rotterdam and gas directly to the Dutch national grid.
The TAQA-operated L11-B platform produces natural gas from seven wells and transports it via the North Gas Transport (NGT) pipeline to the Uithuizen gas terminal in the Netherlands.
TAQA has a significant number of licenses and non-operated, minority interests (up to 30 per cent) in oil and gas fields that are either in production or under development, including the associated transport infrastructure.
The company collaborates with partner operators including Petrogas, GDF Suez, Oranje-Nassau Energy and Wintershall on offshore oil and gas fields in the A, B, F, G, M, P and Q blocks of the Dutch North Sea and onshore in the Netherlands.