Published: 16 May 2013 Modified: 16 May 2013
Within The Hague region there is a strong presence of upstream oil and gas companies operating in exploration and production, as well as several international engineering and consultancy firms.
One of the largest companies in this cluster is Royal Dutch Shell which has its global headquarters in The Hague.
Companies such as Aramco Overseas, Total and CB&I have also chosen to locate their offices in The Hague. A significant factor for the oil and gas cluster evolving in this way is the presence of the national government and its role in extending licenses (Dutch North Sea Shelf) and accessibility for lobbying. Furthermore, the large number of companies and R&D institutes working in the exploration and production industry ensures a sufficient supply of skilled personnel. More than 10,000 employees work within the oil and gas sector in The Hague region.
The oil and gas cluster is well organised into branch organisations such as the NOGEPA (Nederlandse Olie en Gas Exploratie en Productie Associate), which promotes the common interests of all companies holding licenses to explore, develop and produce hydrocarbons on- and off shore in the Netherlands and the VNPI (Vereniging Nederlandse Petroleum Industrie) which represents the common interests of the seven oil companies present in the Netherlands. Both of these organisations are located in The Hague.
For a complete list of companies within the oil and gas sector present in the region, or of specialised recruitment agencies in the field, don’t hesitate to contact us.
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Education and research institutes in the region
The Dutch Organisation for Applied Scientific Science (TNO)
- applied research institute for the oil and gas sector, among others
- Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
- Inter faculty Offshore Engineering Group
- Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering