Netherlands

Investment & Operational Criteria

Key Indicators

Risk Premia

3.125

%

Outlook

Negative

Rating

A|2S|-

Ranking

20

Reserves (1P)

Total

mm boe

Oil

9

%

Summary

The Dutch sector has matured, with the government managing tail legacy assets. While recent M&A activity points towards the merits of stable cash flow in trusted jurisdiction, the growing influence of the environmental lobby undermines any benefits accruing to operating in country.

Updated

May 18, 2021

Country Basics

Region

Europe - North West

Reserves (1P)

Oil

mm bbl

Gas

bcf

Location

NetherlandsNetherlands

Western Europe, bordering the North Sea, between Belgium and Germany.

Outline

Tax Regime
Type

Concession

Tax Regime
Notes

Holders of a Dutch exploration and/or production license are generally subject to (a combination of) the following direct taxes: (i) corporate income tax (“CIT”); (ii) surface rental taxes; (iii) state profit share (“SPS”); and/or (iv) a royalty-based taxation.

Investment & 
Operational
Climate

The Netherlands consistently ranks among the world’s most competitive industrialized economies. It offers an attractive business and investment climate and remains a welcoming location for business investment from the United States and elsewhere. Strengths of the Dutch economy include the Netherlands’ stable political and macroeconomic climate, a highly developed financial sector, strategic location, well-educated and productive labour force, and high-quality physical and communications infrastructure. The Dutch economy has significant foreign direct investment in a wide range of sectors, however, Dutch tax policy continues to evolve in response to EU attempts to harmonize tax policy across member states.

Source: ESRI, Heritage Index, HMG Foreign & Commonwealth Office, US Department of State, International Trade Administration, International Law Review, Ernst & Young, Wood Makenzie & OGA data.

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