The F2-Hanze oil field forms part of Oranje-Nassau Energie B.V. (ONE)’s diversified portfolio of operated and non-operated oil & gas assets, with a strategic focus on production and exploration of oil and gas reserves. Producing since 2001, this chalk reservoir is located in an offshore centre of the Dutch North Sea.
ONE’s interests in the F2-Hanze oil field
In 1996, light (37°API) oil was discovered in Upper Cretaceous fractured chalk reservoir at some 1400 mss in 43m water depth, 200km north of Den Helder. A later well confirmed a Pliocene gas bearing sand at only 700 mss.
The oil field was developed by 3 producing wells and one water injector drilled from gravity based production and storage integrated platform, producing from 2001. Starting from 2009 the shallow Pliocene gas was brought on stream using one horizontal well and dedicated surface facilities. Oil is loaded offshore and exported by shuttle tankers and gas is evacuated via the A6-F3 pipeline on to the NOGAT system.
ONE’s interest in the Hanze Oil is currently 35% and its interest in the overlying Pliocene Gas field is 21%.