De Ruyter Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Dana Petroleum
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Location: southern part of the Dutch North Sea
  • Production start: 2006
  • Partners:
  • Type: Oil & Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The field is located offshore 60 km Northwest of The Hague in water depth of around 35 meters
  • The De Ruyter oil and gas field, which has been developed with a single steel Gravity Based Structure ("GBS") platform and is currently producing from three wells. Oil is stored in the GBS and exported via shuttle tanker.
  • Gas is exported via the Wintershall operated P12-SW and P6-A platforms before onwards export to shore via the NGT pipeline system.
  • The Medway Oil And Gas Fields Development, connects two new fields to the platform


  • Heerema: Fabrication, installation and hook-up of the 4,300 tonnes integrated production deck (IPD) and the 12,500 tonnes dry weight gravity based substructure
  • Boskalis Offshore: The transportation, installation and stabilisation of the platform
  • AMEC:
    • FEED
    • Engineering, design and procurement services
  • JDR Cable Systems: A 150m riser umbilical to the De Ruyter platform, one 8 KM umbilical linking the De Ruyter platform to Van Nes field and a 5 KM umbilical linking the platform to the Van Ghent field
  • FoundOcean: Underbase grouting


  • 1996 - De Ruyter Oil Field discovered
  • 2004 - AMEC awarded
  • 2004 - Heerema awarded contract for fabrication, installation and hook-up of platform
  • 2006 - First oil production
  • 2010 - Dana Petroleum acquires major stake from Petrocanada
  • 2013 - Dana starts new exploration programme from the platform



  1. FoundOcean Subsea References
  2. De Ruyter Development Area, Boskalis Offshore
  3. Petro-Canada will award Contract for De Ruyter Platform to Heerema Zwijndrecht
  4. AMEC wins £10 million contract from Petro-Canada
  5. Petro-Canada's De Ruyter Development Achieves First Oil
  6. Acquisition Of Petro Canada Netherlands B.V.
  7. JDR Awarded Two North Sea Umbilical Contracts
  8. Well is spudded from the De Ruyter platform

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