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 forecast 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 2000-2020.

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 2005-2016.

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 Netherlands’s 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 country’s 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 competitor’s 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 Netherlands Energy Sector 10

2.1 Netherlands Energy Sector, Market Overview 10

2.2 Netherlands Energy Sector, Natural Gas 10

2.2.1 Overview 10

2.2.2 Supply and Demand Balance 11

2.2.3 Regulatory Structure 16

2.2.4 Infrastructure 17

3 Netherlands Gas Upstream Investment Environment Benchmarking 18

3.1 Introduction 18

3.2 The Overall Ranking 18

3.3 Upstream Fiscal Attractiveness 19

3.3.1 Maximum Government Take Index 20

3.3.2 Fiscal Flexibility 20

3.3.3 Maximum State Participation 20

3.4 Gas Sector Performance 21

3.4.1 Exploration Activity 23

3.4.2 Gas Production 24

3.4.3 Gas Reserves 24

3.4.4 Consumption 24

3.5 Economic Performance 25

3.5.1 GDP Growth Index 26

3.5.2 FDI Confidence Index 26

3.5.3 Balance of Trade Index 26

3.6 Socio-Political Performance 27

3.6.1 Democracy Index 28

3.6.2 Governance Index 28

4 Netherlands Exploration and Production Sector 29

4.1 Netherlands Exploration and Production Sector, Country Snapshot 29

4.1.1 Netherlands Exploration and Production Sector, Key Data 29

4.1.2 Netherlands Exploration and Production Sector, Natural Gas Assets Map 29

4.2 Netherlands Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Natural Gas Production 30

4.2.1 Netherlands Exploration and Production Sector, Total Marketed Natural Gas-Historical Production 30

4.2.2 Netherlands Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Natural Gas-Historical Production by Type 31

4.2.3 Netherlands Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Natural Gas Production by Assets 32

4.2.4 Netherlands Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Equity Weighted Natural Gas Production by Company 34

4.2.5 Netherlands Exploration and Production Sector, Market Share based on Marketed Natural Gas Production 35

4.3 Netherlands Exploration and Production Sector, Production Forecast 37

4.3.1 Netherlands Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Natural Gas Production Forecast 37

4.4 Netherlands Exploration and Production Sector, Natural Gas Asset Details 39

4.4.1 Netherlands Exploration and Production Sector, Active Natural Gas Asset Details 39

4.4.2 Netherlands Exploration and Production Sector, Planned Natural Gas Asset Details 43

4.5 Netherlands Exploration and Production Sector, Major Gas Discoveries 44

4.5.1 Netherlands Exploration and Production Sector, Number of Gas Discoveries 44

4.5.2 Netherlands Exploration and Production Sector, Gas Discovery Details 45

4.6 Netherlands Exploration and Production Sector, Drilling and Production Updates 46

4.6.1 May 01, 2012: Dana Petroleum Commences Gas Production From Van Nes Field At Block P11b, Netherlands 46

4.6.2 Mar 14, 2012: TAQA Provides 2011 Production Update 46

4.6.3 Mar 06, 2012: Wintershall Starts Production At K18-Golf Field In Dutch North Sea 47

4.6.4 Jan 12, 2012: Dana Petroleum Provides Van Ghent Well Production Update 48

4.6.5 Jan 11, 2012: Xtract Energy Provides Update On Its Operations In Netherlands And Denmark 48

5 Netherlands Pipeline Sector 50

5.1 Netherlands Pipeline Sector, Key Data 50

5.2 Netherlands Pipeline Sector, An Overview 50

5.3 Netherlands Pipeline Sector, Comparison of Key Natural Gas Pipeline Companies 50

5.4 Netherlands Pipeline Sector, Natural Gas Pipelines 52

6 Netherlands LNG Sector 57

6.1 Netherlands LNG Sector, Regasification 57

6.1.1 Netherlands LNG Sector, Regasification, Total Regasification Capacity 57

6.1.2 Netherlands LNG Sector, Regasification Capacity Market Share By Company 58

6.1.3 Netherlands LNG Sector, Asset Wise Regasification Capacity 58

7 Netherlands Undergound Gas Storage Sector 59

7.1 Netherlands Underground Gas Storage Sector, Key Data 59

7.2 Netherlands Underground Gas Storage Sector, An Overview 59

7.2.1 Netherlands Underground Gas Storage Sector, Storage Capacity by Area 59

7.3 Netherlands Underground Gas Storage Sector, Capacity Market Share By Company 60

7.4 Netherlands Underground Gas Storage Sector, Storage Capacity 61

7.4.1 Netherlands Underground Gas Storage Sector, Storage Capacity of Active Terminals 61

7.4.2 Netherlands Underground Gas Storage Sector, Storage Capacity of Planned Terminals 61

8 Profile of TOTAL S.A 62

8.1 Total S.A., Key Information 62

8.2 Total S.A., Company Overview 62

8.3 Total S.A., Business Description 62

8.3.1 Business Overview 62

8.3.2 Chemicals 63

8.3.3 Downstream 64

8.3.4 Upstream 65

8.4 TOTAL S.A., SWOT Analysis 66

8.4.1 Overview 66

8.4.2 Total S.A. Strengths 67

8.4.3 Total S.A. Weaknesses 68

8.4.4 Total S.A. Opportunities 69

8.4.5 Total S.A. Threats 70

9 Profile of Gaz de France 72

9.1 Gaz de France, Key Information 72

9.2 Gaz de France, Company Overview 72

9.3 Gaz de France, Business Description 72

9.3.1 Business Overview 72

9.4 Gaz de France, SWOT Analysis 74

9.4.1 Overview 74

9.4.2 Gaz de France Strengths 74

9.4.3 Gaz de France Weaknesses 75

9.4.4 Gaz de France Opportunities 75

9.4.5 Gaz de France Threats 76

10 Profile of Energie Beheer Nederland B.V. 78

10.1 Energie Beheer Nederland B.V., Key Information 78

10.2 Energie Beheer Nederland B.V., Company Overview 78

10.3 Energie Beheer Nederland B.V., Business Description 78

10.3.1 Business Overview 78

10.3.2 Oil and Gas Operations 79

10.4 Energie Beheer Nederland B.V., SWOT Analysis 80

10.4.1 Overview 80

10.4.2 Energie Beheer Nederland B.V. Strengths 81

10.4.3 Energie Beheer Nederland B.V. Opportunities 82

10.4.4 Energie Beheer Nederland B.V. Threats 82

11 Financial Deals Landscape 84

11.1 Detailed Deal Summary 84

11.1.1 Merger 84

11.1.2 Acquisition 85

11.1.3 Private Equity 91

11.1.4 Debt Offerings 92

11.1.5 Partnerships 98

11.1.6 Asset Transactions 100

12 Recent Developments 105

12.1 License Awards 105

12.1.1 Mar 23, 2010: Northern Petroleum Receives Zuid-Friesland III Production License In Netherlands 105

12.2 Strategy and Business Expansion 105

12.2.1 Feb 02, 2012: Shell Provides Update On Progress Against Its Strategic Plan 105

12.2.2 Sep 22, 2011: TAQA And EDI Sign Strategic Partnership Agreement To Develop Dutch Gas Hub 108

12.2.3 Jun 22, 2011: CNPC And Shell Sign Strategic Cooperation Agreement 108

12.2.4 Apr 11, 2011: Gasunie And Fluxys Look Into Cooperation 109

12.2.5 Mar 15, 2011: President Petroleum Announces New Intermediate Holding Company 109

12.3 Other Significant Developments 109

12.3.1 May 22, 2012: Rompetrol Appoints Zhanat Tussupbekov As CEO 109

12.3.2 May 02, 2012: Abu Dhabi National Energy Receives Approval For Bergermeer Gas Storage Project 110

12.3.3 Apr 12, 2012: Sterling Resources Provides 2011 Operations Update 111

12.3.4 Feb 29, 2012: ParaFin Enhances Negotiation With ING Bank 112

12.3.5 Feb 29, 2012: Vopak To Add 6 MMcm Of Storage Capacity 113

12.3.6 Feb 20, 2012: Northern Petroleum Provides 2011 Operations Update 113

12.3.7 Jan 17, 2012: Lundin Petroleum Announces Capital Expenditure Of $960m In 2012 115

12.4 New Contracts Announcements 117

12.4.1 May 22, 2012: Sterling Resources Provides Q1 2012 Operations Update 117

12.4.2 Apr 04, 2012: Keppel Shipyard Wins FPSO Contracts Worth $170m 119

12.4.3 Nov 16, 2011: EDF Trading Signs Agreement For LNG Deliveries To Gate Terminal 120

13 Appendix 121

13.1 Abbreviations 121

13.2 Methodology 121

13.2.1 Coverage 121

13.2.2 Secondary Research 122

13.2.3 Primary Research 122

13.3 Contact Us 122

13.4 Disclaimer 123

List of Tables

Table 1: Netherlands, Historical and Forecast Production and Consumption of Natural Gas (Bcf), 2000-2020 11

Table 2: Netherlands, Historical and Forecast Import and Export of Natural Gas (Bcf), 2000-2020 13

Table 3: Netherlands, Historical Reserves of Natural Gas (Bcf), 2000-2011 15

Table 4: Western Europe, Investment Benchmarking, Overall Country Rankings, May 2012 18

Table 5: Western Europe, Investment Benchmarking, Upstream Fiscal Attractiveness, May 2012 19

Table 6: Western Europe, Investment Benchmarking, Gas Sector Performance, May 2012 21

Table 7: Western Europe, Investment Benchmarking, Economic Performance, May 2012 25

Table 8: Western Europe, Country Standings, Economic Performance, by GDP Growth-FDI Confidence and Production Indices, May 2012 25

Table 9: Western Europe, Investment Benchmarking, Socio-Political Performance, May 2012 27

Table 10: Western Europe, Country Standings, Socio-Political Performance, by Exploration Growth-FDI Confidence and Governance Indices, May 2012 27

Table 11: Netherlands, Natural Gas Key Statistics, 2011 29

Table 12: Netherlands, Total Marketed Natural Gas Production (MMcf), 2003-2011 30

Table 13: Netherlands, Marketed Natural Gas Production by Type (MMcf), 2003-2011 31

Table 14: Netherlands, Marketed Natural Gas Production (MMcf), by Assets, 2003-2011 32

Table 15: Netherlands, Marketed Equity Weighted Natural Gas Production (MMcf) by Company, 2003-2011 34

Table 16: Netherlands, Market Share (%) of Key Companies based on Marketed Natural Gas Production, 2003-2011 35

Table 17: Netherlands, Marketed Natural Gas Production (MMcf), Forecast by Assets, 2012- 2016 37

Table 18: Netherlands, Active Gas Field Assets Details 39

Table 19: Netherlands, Planned Gas Field Assets Details 43

Table 20: Netherlands, Number of Gas Discoveries, 2006-2011 44

Table 21: Netherlands, Gas Discovery Details, 2006-2011 45

Table 22: Netherlands, Pipeline Key Statistics, May 2012 50

Table 23: Netherlands, Natural Gas Pipelines Length by Company (Km), May 2012 50

Table 24: Netherlands, Natural Gas Pipelines, May 2012 52

Table 25: Netherlands, Natural Gas Pipelines, May 2012 (Contd.1) 53

Table 26: Netherlands, Natural Gas Pipelines, May 2012 (Contd.2) 54

Table 27: Netherlands, Natural Gas Pipelines, May 2012 (Contd.3) 55

Table 28: Netherlands, Natural Gas Pipelines, May 2012 (Contd.4) 56

Table 29: Netherlands, Total Regasification Capacity (Bcf), 2005-2016 57

Table 30: Netherlands, Regasification Capacity by Company (Bcf), 2005-2016 58

Table 31: Netherlands, Regasification Capacity by Terminal (Bcf), 2005-2016 58

Table 32: Netherlands, Underground Gas Storage Key Statistics, May 2012 59

Table 33: Netherlands, Underground Gas Storage Capacity by Company (MMcf), May 2012 60

Table 34: Netherlands, Active Underground Gas Storage Capacity, May 2012 61

Table 35: Netherlands, Planned Underground Gas Storage Capacity (MMcf), May 2012 61

Table 36: Total S.A., Key Facts 62

Table 37: Total S.A., SWOT Analysis 67

Table 38: Gaz de France, Key Facts 72

Table 39: Gaz de France, SWOT Analysis 74

Table 40: Energie Beheer Nederland B.V., Key Facts 78

Table 41: Energie Beheer Nederland B.V., SWOT Analysis 80

Table 42: North Sea Group Plans To Merge With Argos Oil 84

Table 43: Schahin Engenharia To Acquire 15% Interest In Cernambi Sul MV24 From Mitsui, Modec, Mitsui O.S .K. Lines And Marubeni 85

Table 44: Golar Acquires Remaining 50% Stake In Bluewater Gandria From Bluewater Energy Services For $19. 5 Million 86

Table 45: BlackRock Acquires 5% Stake In SBM Offshore 87

Table 46: GDF SUEZ Acquires Additional 18.2% Stake In NOGAT 88

Table 47: GDF SUEZ Acquires Delta Hydrocarbons 89

Table 48: EnQuest Acquires Stratic Energy 90

Table 49: Barclays Natural Resource Invests In Tulip Oil 91

Table 50: Energie Beheer Nederland Prices Public Offering Of 1.625% Bonds Due 2023 For $190.6 Million 92

Table 51: Energie Beheer Nederland Prices Public Offering Of 0.75% Bonds Due 2016 For $444.7 Million 93

Table 52: Royal Vopak Completes Private Placement Of 4% Senior Unsecured Notes Due 2018 For $173.3 Million 94

Table 53: Royal Dutch Shell Files For Public Offering Of $1 Billion 95

Table 54: Royal Dutch Completes Public Offering Of 1.875% Guaranteed Notes Due 2013 For $2,000 Million 96

Table 55: Royal Dutch Completes Public Offering Of 4.375% Guaranteed Notes Due 2020 For $1,250 Million 97

Table 56: Sterling Resources Netherlands And Wintershall Noordzee Awarded Exploration Licenses Offshore In Netherlands 98

Table 57: Royal Dutch Shell Plans To Form Joint Venture With Tullow Oil 99

Table 58: Sterling Resources To Acquire Additional 10% Interest In F-Quad And L-Quad Licenses From EnQuest In Swap Transaction 100

Table 59: Parkmead To Acquire 15% Interest In Six Oil And Gas Onshore Assets In Netherlands From Dyas For $9 .9 Million 101

Table 60: Northern Petroleum To Sell Interest In Vinkega Gas Field To Vermilion Oil & Gas Netherlands For $4.3 Million 102

Table 61: Gazprom To Acquire 50% Interest In Oil And Gas Exploration And Production Projects In North Sea From Wintershall In a Swap Transaction 103

Table 62: Sterling Resources Netherlands To Sell 25% Interest In Offshore Licenses In Netherlands To Petro Ventures Netherlands 104

List of Figures

Figure 1: Netherlands, Energy Consumption by Fuel Type (%), 2011 10

Figure 2: Netherlands, Natural Gas Production And Consumption (Bcf), 2000-2020 12

Figure 3: Netherlands, Natural Gas Imports And Exports, Billion Cubic Feet, 2000-2020 14

Figure 4: Netherlands, Natural Gas Reserves, Billion Cubic Feet, 2000-2011 16

Figure 5: Western Europe, Country Standings, Upstream Fiscal Attractiveness, May 2012 20

Figure 6: Western Europe, Country Standings, Gas Sector Performance, by Reserves-Exploration & Production, May 2012 22

Figure 7: Western Europe, Country Standings, Gas Sector Performance, by Production & Consumption, May 2012 23

Figure 8: Western Europe, Country Standings, Exploration Blocks Awarded, May 2012 24

Figure 9: Western Europe, Country Standings, Economic Performance, May 2012 26

Figure 10: Western Europe, Country Standings, Socio-Political Performance, by Exploration Growth-FDI Confidence and Governance Indices, May 2012 28

Figure 11: Netherlands, Natural Gas Assets Map, May 2012 29

Figure 12: Netherlands, Total Marketed Natural Gas Production (MMcf), 2003-2011 30

Figure 13: Netherlands, Marketed Natural Gas Production by Type (MMcf), 2003-2011 31

Figure 14: Netherlands, Marketed Equity Weighted Natural Gas Production (MMcf) by Key Companies, 2003-2011 35

Figure 15: Netherlands, Market Share (%) of Key Companies based on Marketed Natural Gas Production, 2011 36

Figure 16: Netherlands, Number of Gas Discoveries, 2006-2011 44

Figure 17: Netherlands, Natural Gas Pipelines Length by Company (Km), May 2012 51

Figure 18: Netherlands, Total Regasification Capacity (Bcf), 2005-2016 57

Figure 19: Netherlands, Storage Capacity by Area (%), May 2012 59

Figure 20: Netherlands, Market Share by Company (%) Based on Storage Capacity, May 2012 60

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