Amsterdam – In the GEms area in the North Sea, approximately 20 km north of Schiermonnikoog, Oranje-Nassau Energie (ONE) is investigating the possibilities for production of natural gas. The rig that carried out the drilling of the second exploration well in the area will be towed away shortly. The insights gained are currently being analysed. Oranje-Nassau Energie will proactively inform stakeholders on the results of the exploration well once these are known.


The GEms area extends across the Dutch and German North Sea north of the estuary of the river Ems. A consortium of three parties, consisting of ONE, Discover Exploration and EBN, is investigating whether production of natural gas is possible in the area. This second exploration well is part of this research. The second exploration well has now been completed, and the platform is being prepared to be towed away. ONE expects this to happen over the coming weekend.



The consortium carried out the drilling of the first exploration well in the area in the summer of 2017. At this location, natural gas was found. In February this year, drilling of the second exploration well commenced. This operation has now been completed. Currently, the insights gained during the investigation and the results of both exploration wells are being analysed.


ONE and its partners acknowledge the importance of the dialogue they have initiated with stakeholders and will proactively inform them on the results of the investigation.


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