Groningen Gas Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: NAM
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Location: Slochteren
  • Production start: 1963
  • Partners:
  • Type: Gas
  • Estimated Reserves: Original producible gas reserves of around 2,700 billion m³
  • Production Volume: Maximum per day - approx. 350 million m3


  • An on shore field
  • One of the biggest Natural Gas Fields in the world, with original producible gas reserves of around 2,700 billion m³
  • Already recovered: approx. 1700 billion m3; still recoverable: 1000 to 1100 billion m3, so 60% of the gas has already been produced
  • Depth: almost 3000 metres; thickness of gas reservoir rock: approx. 100 metres
  • Extent of reservoir: approx. 900 km2
  • Original reservoir pressure: approx. 350 bar
  • Number of wells drilled: approx. 300, spread over 29 production clusters
  • Groningen field has long-standing role as swing field: if gas demand exceeds total supply from small fields, Groningen field makes up the difference


  • 1959 - NAM discovered the famous Groningen gas field near Slochteren
  • 1963 - Production started



  1. About NAM
  2. Groningen Gas Field Flyer

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