Update from NAM on Shell/Exxon induced Dutch Earthquakes
By John Donovan: 19 April 2016
Printed below in italics is a Google translation of information published in Dutch today by NAM, the Shell/Exxon Joint Venture company.
It is about the earthquakes inadvertently generated by NAM gas production activity in and around the Groningen Gas field in the Netherlands.
The damage arising from the earthquakes, which are expected to increase in intensity, will cost untold billions to deal with.
Maintaining current production level of 27 billion m3
On April 19th NAM published its proposal for future gas production from the Groningen gas field. It is the first step in a stepwise decision-making process that should lead before October 1, 2016 to a final government decision on gas production from the Groningen gas field. Given the complexity and societal concern about the earthquake record, the Minister of Economic Affairs has decided on extensive consultation with authorities, experts and residents for gas production decision.