bed methane and tight gas as ‘Tough gas’. So be prepared for some
industry rebranding – http://www.upstream-gas.nl/projecten
Several Dutch university Earth science faculties profit from the
programme, in particular TU Delft and Utrecht University. Another part
of the programme is said to adress social acceptance of gas (which is
under fire in the Netherlands because of the continuing earthquakes in
the Groningen field and the pressure for shale gas)
The goal (as formulated by Exxon) is 30% of the European gas supply
being ‘tough gas’ by 2040
Projecten – Index
Het Upstream Gas programma is georganiseerd rondom de programma lijnen:
- Mature fields – i.e. meer halen uit bestaande velden;
- New fields, i.e. meer nieuwe velden vinden;
- Tough Gas, i.e. nieuw gas vinden uit moeilijke reservoirs.
In a mature field, the reservoir pressure has been decreased to levels where further compression is required to export the gas. Technology development for mature fields mainly relates to extending the life of these fields. Relevant research themes fall into the thematic categories Production & Reservoir Management (Recover more and Optimize production) and Infrastructure (extend life facilities) and concern:
According to Exxon (2012) the accelerated development of tough gas, (such as shale gas, tight gas and coalbed methane) must cover some 30% of European gas supply in 2040. A huge potential of tough gas is present in the Netherlands, but in order to improve the economic viability of tough gas projects the development of new technology is required.