F2A Hanze Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Dana
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Location: northern part of the Dutch North Sea
  • Production start:
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  • Type: Oil / Gas
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  • The Hanze oil field is located in Licence F2a in the northern part of the Dutch North Sea, on the margins of the Step Graben and the Tail End Graben. The field ranks as the largest offshore oil field in Dutch waters.
  • The Gravity-Based production platform has production Capacity of 30,000 Bopd and Storage Capacity of 150,000 Bbl
  • Two horizontal production wells and two deviated water injection wells were drilled and one injector was later converted to a production well
  • The oil is loaded offshore and exported by shuttle tankers.
  • Some gas is also produced, which is treated on the platform and tapped directly into the A6-F3 pipeline onto the NOGAT system and exported to the Den Helder terminal.


  • HHI: Gravity-Based production platform
  • Saipem: Platform T&I
  • FoundOcean: Grouting for Gravity-Based production platform


  • 1996 - F2a Hanze Oil Field discovered
  • 2000 - Drilling started
  • 2010 - Dana acquire PetroCanada's share and became operator
  • 2013 - Production increased with new infill well



  1. Hyundai Heavy Industries Platform References
  2. Saipem Europe Fixed Offshore Production Facilities Project R
  3. FoundOcean Subsea References
  4. F2a Hanze Field, ONE
  5. Acquisition Of Petro Canada Netherlands B.V.
  6. Dana Petroleum brings new production online in Southern North Sea

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