What We Do

Vermilion Energy produces natural gas from small fields for Dutch households and companies. Natural gas is indispensable in the energy transition.

Natural gas and the energy transition

The energy transition is one of the most important concerns of our time. The energy industry is continuously evolving, and as a producer of natural gas, we are an important part of this. There are currently many developments in renewable energy, but there is simply not enough available to reliably replace natural gas. Furthermore, our national government supports domestic production from small fields within the country because importing gas from abroad creates additional CO2 emissions, and makes us dependent on other countries for our energy. That’s why natural gas is still essential in – and from – the Netherlands.

Factsheet: Natural gas essential during energy transition

More than just safe gas extraction

Vermilion operates in a safe and responsible manner in small gas fields, according to strict standards and with modern techniques. Our work employs hundreds of people throughout the Netherlands, both directly and indirectly – at maintenance companies, for example. And we do more. We believe it is important to give back in the regions in which we operate by dedicating ourselves to voluntary work, for example, and with our Environmental Fund for local energy transition projects.

The Phases of Gas Extraction: How Does It Work?

Phase 1: Explore & Research

In the first phase, we investigate whether natural gas may be present in an area.

Phase 2: Drilling

In the second phase, we look at whether there is real natural gas in the gas field. We also look at how much this is. We do this with a borehole.

Phase 3: Gas Extraction

In the third phase, we produce the natural gas.

Phase 4: Recclaimation

If we can no longer produce natural gas, we will return the site to its original state.