Our business in the Netherlands consists of a balanced portfolio of exploration, production and development projects.
We’ve been active in the Dutch sector of the North Sea since 1964. In 2010 our acquisition of Petro-Canada Netherlands B.V. bolstered our Central North Sea portfolio, giving us operating capability in the Netherlands and bringing an experienced management and technical team on board.
We operate eight offshore production and exploration licenses including the De Ruyter, Hanze, Van Ghent and Van Nes fields. In addition, we have interests in 17 non-operated production and exploration licenses, both offshore and onshore. Our average annual production in 2011 was 9,209 barrels of oil equivalent per day.
In 2012 we plan to drill two operated and two non-operated exploration wells.
Our strategy is to deliver 20% annual production growth by continuing to invest in exploration and development opportunities, while maintaining a strong safety culture and providing a challenging and enjoyable work environment.