SPE NL Presents:
Monthly meeting Monday, 12th of January 2015
"Amstel oil development fifty years after discovery"
By Peter-Jan Weijermans (GDF SUEZ)
The Amstel oil field is located some 12 km off the coast of Scheveningen in block Q13. The field was discovered in 1962 by well “Scheveningen-Zee”, one of the first wells drilled offshore The Netherlands. In the following decades the Q13 block changed owners many times, and a number of appraisal wells were drilled in the area.
Following a final appraisal well (Q13-12) in 2011 to prove hydrocarbons in the central pop-up block, the decision was made to develop the Amstel field. A satellite platform has been installed with minimum processing on the platform; produced oil and gas are evacuated via an 8-inch subsea pipeline to the P15-C platform. In addition to the Q13-12, three additional production wells and one water injection well have been drilled. Production started in February 2014.
It has taken the Amstel field more than 50 years from discovery to development. The complex structural setting, significant subsurface uncertainties, and the relatively small size of the field required a flexible development plan. The lecture will briefly recall the early history of offshore drilling in The Netherlands, leading to the oil discovery with the “Scheveningen-Zee”. Subsurface and surface aspects of the Amstel development will be discussed.
Peter-Jan Weijermans is a reservoir engineer with GDF SUEZ, based in Zoetermeer. He started his career with Baker Hughes INTEQ in Houston, after obtaining a degree in mining and petroleum engineering from Delft University of Technology in 1997. From 2000 to 2002 he worked as a reservoir engineer in Mexico and The Netherlands for Hagoort & Associates. After joining Horizon Energy Partners in 2002 he was involved in a large number of reservoir simulation and development studies of oil and gas fields worldwide. Since 2009 he is employed by GDF SUEZ, where he works on (tight) gas fields offshore The Netherlands and the Amstel oil development.
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Monday, 12th of January 2015
Carlton Ambassador Hotel in The Hague, Sophialaan 2
Program: Social Hour 18:00; Lecture 19:00; Dinner 20:00
Entrance fees: Members € 30 Non-members € 35 Students: € 10
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