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Shell/Exxon (NAM) has delivered an urgent report to the Dutch State Supervision of Mines about the Zeerijp earthquake


The Zeerijp quake

As a result of the recent earthquake at Zeerijp, NAM delivered a report to the State Supervision of Mines Supervisor (SSM) within 48 hours.
The report proposes measures for the Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate to ultimately decide on in the context of safety, safety perception and other assessment frameworks. In addition to primary safety, the safety experience of the citizens of Groningen is central to this.

Gerald Schotman emphasized in various interviews to national and regional media that NAM is not concerned about the level of gas production. That is a decision that politics must take.

Extra measures
In view of current seismic developments, NAM states that it is technically sensible from the viewpoint of safety perception to take the following additional measures:
embedding three clusters located in the Loppersum region
embedding the Eemskanaal cluster
reducing the annual production of the Groningen gas field
embedding the production clusters Leermens and ‘t Zandt
Figures such as -10% or 12 bcm, which are in the media, are not recommended.

The report did not weigh up the interests of other parties, such as security of supply. Read more about about the report that NAM submitted to Zeerijp after the quake or read the full report.


The Groninger Landscape preserves monumental Groningen heritage

With the signing of the notarial deeds, NAM formally handed over the farms Occo Reintjesheerd in Stedum, De Haver in Onderdendam (photo) and Melkema in Huizinge to Het Groninger Landschap. In order to guarantee the maintenance and maintenance of these national monuments for the next 30 years, NAM has made an amount of over 3 million euros available.

The three national monuments have complex damage and were therefore purchased by NAM. Strengthening the buildings would currently affect the historical value of the monuments too much. NAM therefore decided to transfer the heritage and to retain it for the future.

Knowledge and expertise
NAM deliberately transferred the monuments to Het Groninger Landschap. This landscape organization has the knowledge and expertise to preserve monuments and give them a destination that fits the environment.

Monumental character
Meanwhile Het Groninger Landschap has begun work to secure the monuments for the future. The farms keep a residential destination, but in a way that this is not accompanied by a radical reinforcement operation.

Read more about the transfer of these three monuments on the website of Het Groninger Landschap

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