Rijn Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: TAQA
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Location: northwest of the Port of Rotterdam
  • Production start: 1985 / 2009
  • Partners: Oranje-Nassau Energie
  • Type: Oil
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The field is situated in Block P15, 40 kilometres northwest of the Port of Rotterdam in 25 metres (82 feet) of water. The Rijn wells are connected to the TAQA-operated P15-ACD offshore production and processing facilities. Crude oil production is exported to the Port of Rotterdam via pipeline.
  • The project to restart the field involved workovers on five oil producing wells, five water injection wells and an upgrade of the TAQA-operated P15-C offshore facilities. All produced water is now re-injected into the reservoir and production is enhanced with newly installed Electrical Submersible Pumps (ESPs).


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  • 1982 - Rijn Oil Field was discovered by Amoco
  • 1985 - First oil was produced
  • 1998 - Production ceased
  • 2007 - TAQA acquired the field
  • 2009 - TAQA Announces Restart Of North Sea Rijn Oil Production


  • The main reservoir is the Vlieland sandstone which lies at a shallow depth of around 2,000 m.


  1. P15 Rijn Field
  2. TAQA Announces Restart Of North Sea Rijn Oil Production

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