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 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 2000-2015.

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 The Netherlands Energy Sector 10

2.1 The Netherlands Energy Sector, Market Overview 10

2.2 The Netherlands Energy Sector, 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, Marketed Natural Gas Forecasts 40

4.3.1 The Netherlands Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Natural Gas Forecasted Production 40

4.4 The Netherlands Exploration And Production Sector, Natural Gas Asset Details 42

4.4.1 The Netherlands Exploration And Production Sector, Active Natural Gas Asset Details 42

4.4.2 The Netherlands Exploration And Production Sector, Planned Natural Gas Asset Details 46

4.5 The Netherlands Exploration And Production Sector, Major Gas Discoveries 47

4.5.1 The Netherlands Exploration And Production Sector, Number of Gas Discoveries, 2005-2010 47

4.5.2 The Netherlands Exploration And Production Sector, Gas Discovery Details 48

4.6 The Netherlands Exploration And Production Sector, Drilling and Production Updates 48

4.6.1 Dec 23, 2010: Northern Petroleum Suspends Tiendeveen-1 Well For Further Evaluation 48

4.6.2 Dec 21, 2010: Northern Petroleum Announces Fourth New Netherlands Gas Field Put Into Production 48

4.6.3 Nov 24, 2010: TAQA Announces Restart Of North Sea Rijn Oil Production 49

4.6.4 Sep 27, 2010: Northern Petroleum Puts Third New Netherlands Gas Field On Production 50

4.6.5 Sep 02, 2010: GDF Suez Reaches Total Depth At L5-12 Exploration Well In License L5a, Netherlands 51

5 The Netherlands Pipeline Sector 52

5.1 The Netherlands Pipeline Sector, Key Data 52

5.2 The Netherlands Pipeline Sector, An Overview 52

5.3 The Netherlands Pipeline Sector, Comparision of Key Natural Gas Pipeline Companies 52

5.4 The Netherlands Pipeline Sector, Natural Gas Pipelines 54

6 The Netherlands LNG Sector 58

6.1 The Netherlands LNG Sector, Overview 58

6.2 The Netherlands LNG Sector, Regasification 58

6.2.1 The Netherlands LNG Sector, Regasification, Total Regasification Capacity 58

6.2.2 The Netherlands LNG Sector, Regasification Capacity- Wise (Bcf) Market Share By Company 59

6.2.3 The Netherlands LNG Sector, Asset Wise Regasification Capacity 60

7 The Netherlands Undergound Gas Storage Sector 61

7.1 The Netherlands Underground Gas Storage Sector, Key Data 61

7.2 The Netherlands Underground Gas Storage Sector, An Overview 61

7.2.1 The Netherlands Underground Gas Storage Sector, Storage Capacity by Area, 2010 61

7.3 The Netherlands Underground Gas Storage Sector, Capacity-Wise Market Share By Company 62

7.4 The Netherlands Underground Gas Storage Sector, Storage Capacity 63

7.4.1 The Netherlands Underground Gas Storage Sector, Storage Capacity of Active Terminals 63

7.4.2 The Netherlands Underground Gas Storage Sector, Storage Capacity of Planned Terminals 63

8 Profile of Gaz de France 64

8.1 Gaz de France, Key Information 64

8.2 Gaz de France, Company Overview 64

8.3 Gaz de France, Business Description 64

8.3.1 Business Overview 64

8.4 Gaz de France, SWOT Analysis 66

8.4.1 Overview 66

8.4.2 Gaz de France Strengths 66

8.4.3 Gaz de France Weaknesses 67

8.4.4 Gaz de France Opportunities 67

8.4.5 Gaz de France Threats 68

9 Profile of TOTAL S.A 69

9.1 TOTAL S.A, Key Information 69

9.2 TOTAL S.A, Company Overview 69

9.3 TOTAL S.A, Business Description 69

9.3.1 Business Overview 69

9.3.2 Chemicals 70

9.3.3 Downstream 70

9.3.4 Upstream 71

9.4 TOTAL S.A, SWOT Analysis 73

9.4.1 Overview 73

9.4.2 TOTAL S.A. Strengths 73

9.4.3 TOTAL S.A. Weaknesses 75

9.4.4 TOTAL S.A. Opportunities 75

9.4.5 TOTAL S.A. Threats 76

10 Profile of Tullow Oil plc 78

10.1 Tullow Oil plc, Key Information 78

10.2 Tullow Oil plc, Company Overview 78

10.3 Tullow Oil plc, Business Description 78

10.3.1 Business Overview 78

10.3.2 Oil and Gas 79

10.4 Tullow Oil plc, SWOT Analysis 80

10.4.1 Overview 80

10.4.2 Tullow Oil plc Strengths 80

10.4.3 Tullow Oil plc Weaknesses 81

10.4.4 Tullow Oil plc Opportunities 82

10.4.5 Tullow Oil plc Threats 82

11 Financial Deals Landscape 84

11.1.1 Equity Offerings 84

11.1.2 Debt Offerings 88

11.1.3 Asset Transactions 94

12 Recent Developments 97

12.1 License Awards 97

12.1.1 Mar 23, 2010: Northern Petroleum Receives Zuid-Friesland III Production License In Netherlands 97

12.2 Strategy and Business Expansion 97

12.2.1 Apr 11, 2011: Gasunie And Fluxys Look Into Cooperation 97

12.2.2 Mar 15, 2011: President Petroleum Announces New Intermediate Holding Company 98

12.2.3 Dec 10, 2010: Shell And Schlumberger Join R&D Forces To Better Understand Earth’s Subsurface 98

12.2.4 Sep 14, 2010: Vos Logistics Opens LNG Filling Station In Netherlands 99

12.2.5 Sep 01, 2010: Essent, Partners Cancel Eemshaven LNG Terminal Project 99

12.2.6 Jun 18, 2010: Gazprom, Gasunie Sign MoU On Strategic Cooperation 99

12.2.7 Mar 16, 2010: Shell Outlines Plans To Improve Performance And Reduce Costs 100

12.2.8 Mar 06, 2010: LionGas Terminates Plans To Construct New LNG Terminal In Rotterdam 102

12.3 Other Significant Developments 103

12.3.1 May 04, 2011: Elko Energy Provides Operations Update 103

12.3.2 Apr 12, 2011: Gazprom And Shell Discuss Strategic Global Cooperation 104

12.3.3 Mar 29, 2011: San Leon Energy Provides Operations Update 104

12.3.4 Mar 22, 2011: SBM Offshore Announces Industry's First LNG Transfer System 107

12.3.5 Mar 10, 2011: Shell Announces Board Changes 108

12.4 New Contracts Announcements 108

12.4.1 Mar 21, 2011: GL Noble Denton Secures Software Agreement For Bergermeer Gas Storage Facility In Netherlands 108

12.4.2 Nov 08, 2010: Senergy Secures TAQA Contract For European Gas Storage Project 109

13 Appendix 110

13.1 Abbreviations 110

13.2 Methodology 110

13.2.1 Coverage 110

13.2.2 Secondary Research 111

13.2.3 Primary Research 111

13.2.4 Expert Panel Validation 111

13.3 Contact Us 112

13.4 Disclaimer 112

List of Tables

Table 1: The Netherlands, Historical and Forecast Production and Consumption of Natural Gas (Bcf), 1996-2020 12

Table 2: The Netherlands, Historical and Forecast Import and Export of Natural Gas (Bcf), 1996-2020 14

Table 3: The Netherlands, Historical Reserves of Natural Gas (Bcf), 1996-2010 16

Table 4: Western Europe, Investment Benchmarking, Overall Country Rankings, April 2011 19

Table 5: Western Europe, Investment Benchmarking, Upstream Fiscal Attractiveness, April 2011 20

Table 6: Western Europe, Investment Benchmarking, Gas Sector Performance, April 2011 22

Table 7: Western Europe, Investment Benchmarking, Economic Performance, April 2011 26

Table 8: Western Europe, Country Standings, Economic Performance, April 2011 26

Table 9: Western Europe, Investment Benchmarking, Socio-Political Performance, April 2011 28

Table 10: Western Europe, Country Standings, Socio-Political Performance, April 2011 29

Table 11: The Netherlands, Natural Gas Key Statistics, 2010 31

Table 12: The Netherlands, Total Marketed Natural Gas Production (MMcf), 2003-2010 32

Table 13: The Netherlands, Marketed Natural Gas Production by Type (MMcf), 2003-2010 33

Table 14: The Netherlands, Marketed Natural Gas Production (MMcf), by Assets, 2003-2010 34

Table 15: The Netherlands, Marketed Natural Gas Production (MMcf), by Assets, 2003-2010 (Contd.1) 35

Table 16: The Netherlands, Marketed Natural Gas Production (MMcf), by Assets, 2003-2010 (Contd.2) 36

Table 17: The Netherlands, Marketed Equity Weighted Natural Gas Production (MMcf) by Company, 2003-2010 37

Table 18: The Netherlands, Market Share (%) of Key Companies based on Marketed Natural Gas Production, 2003-2010 38

Table 19: The Netherlands, Marketed Natural Gas Production Forecast by Assets (MMcf), 2011-2015 40

Table 20: The Netherlands, Active Gas Field Assets Details 42

Table 21: The Netherlands, Planned Gas Field Assets Details 46

Table 22: The Netherlands, Number of Gas Discoveries, 2005-2010 47

Table 23: The Netherlands, Gas Discovery Details, 2005-2010 48

Table 24: The Netherlands, Pipeline Key Statistics, April 2011 52

Table 25: The Netherlands, Natural Gas Pipelines Length by Company (Km), April 2011 52

Table 26: The Netherlands, Natural Gas Pipelines, April 2011 54

Table 27: The Netherlands, Natural Gas Pipelines, April 2011 (Contd.1) 55

Table 28: The Netherlands, Natural Gas Pipelines, April 2011 (Contd.2) 56

Table 29: The Netherlands, Natural Gas Pipelines, April 2011 (Contd.3) 57

Table 30: The Netherlands, Total Regasification Capacity (Bcf), 2000-2015 58

Table 31: The Netherlands, Regasification Capacity, Company-wise (Bcf), 2000-2015 59

Table 32: The Netherlands, Regasification Capacity by Terminal (Bcf), 2000-2015 60

Table 33: The Netherlands Underground Gas Storage Key Statistics, April 2011 61

Table 34: The Netherlands, Underground Gas Storage Capacity by Company (MMcf), April 2011 62

Table 35: The Netherlands, Active Underground Gas Storage Capacity, April 2011 63

Table 36: The Netherlands, Planned Underground Gas Storage Capacity (MMcf), April 2011 63

Table 37: Gaz de France, Key Facts 64

Table 38: Gaz de France, SWOT Analysis 66

Table 39: TOTAL S.A., Key Facts 69

Table 40: TOTAL S.A., SWOT Analysis 73

Table 41: Tullow Oil plc, Key Facts 78

Table 42: Tullow Oil plc, SWOT Analysis 80

Table 43: Ascent Resources Announces Private Placement For $9.96 Million 84

Table 44: Vermilion Energy Completes Bought Deal Public Offering Of $240.79 Million 85

Table 45: Island Oil & Gas Completes Private Placement Of $1.22 Million 87

Table 46: Royal Vopak Completes Private Placement Of Senior Unsecured Notes For $680 Million 88

Table 47: Shell Completes Public Offering Of $1.5 Billion Of 1.3% Guaranteed Notes Due 2011 89

Table 48: Shell Completes Public Offering Of $1 Billion Of 3.25% Guaranteed Notes Due 2015 90

Table 49: Shell Completes Public Offering Of $2 Billion Of 4.3% Guaranteed Notes Due 2019 91

Table 50: Shell Completes Public Offering Of $500 Million Of Floating Rate Guaranteed Notes Due 2011 92

Table 51: Vopak Issues $146.02 Million Of Senior Unsecured Notes Due 2014 93

Table 52: Royal Dutch Shell Prices Public Offering Of 4% Senior Notes Due March 2014 For $2,500 Million 93

Table 53: Cirrus Energy Acquires 25.48% Interest In North Sea Natural Gas Field From Chevron 94

Table 54: TAQA Energy Acquires 15% Interest In Dutch North Sea Assets 96

List of Figures

Figure 1: The Netherlands, Energy Consumption by Fuel Type(%), 2010 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, 1996-2010 17

Figure 5: Western Europe, Country Standings, Upstream Fiscal Attractiveness, April 2011 21

Figure 6: Western Europe, Country Standings, Gas Sector Performance, by Reserves-Exploration & Production, April 2011 23

Figure 7: Western Europe, Country Standings, Gas Sector Performance, by Production & Consumption, April 2011 24

Figure 8: Western Europe, Country Standings, Exploration Blocks Awarded, April 2011 25

Figure 9: Western Europe, Country Standings, Economic Performance, April 2011 27

Figure 10: Western Europe, Country Standings, Socio-Political Performance, April 2011 29

Figure 11: The Netherlands, Natural Gas Assets Map, April 2011 31

Figure 12: The Netherlands, Total Marketed Natural Gas Production (MMcf), 2003-2010 32

Figure 13: The Netherlands, Marketed Natural Gas Production by Type (MMcf), 2003-2010 33

Figure 14: The Netherlands, Marketed Equity Weighted Natural Gas Production (MMcf) by Key Companies, 2003-2010 38

Figure 15: The Netherlands, Market Share (%) of Key Companies based on Marketed Natural Gas Production, 2010 39

Figure 16: The Netherlands, Number of Gas Discoveries, 2005-2010 47

Figure 17: The Netherlands, Natural Gas Pipelines Length by Company (Km), April 2011 53

Figure 18: The Netherlands, Total Regasification Capacity (Bcf), 2000-2015 58

Figure 19: The Netherlands, Regasification Capacity by Company (Bcf), 2000-2015 59

Figure 20: The Netherlands, Storage Capacity by Area (%), April 2011 61

Figure 21: The Netherlands, Market Share by Company (%) Based on Storage Capacity, April 2011 62

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