Netherlands: Dutch research partnership working to deliver faster recovery, cost reductions ///

Jan H. Brouwer is the program director of the ISAPP (Integrated System Approach Petroleum Production) program for the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research, commonly known as TNO, the acronym for its Dutch name. ISAPP is a research partnerhsip of Shell, Delft University of Technology and TNO that aims to increase hydrocarbon recovery through the application of innovative reservoir development and management technologies. TNO is an independent non-profit research organization established by Dutch statute in 1932 to apply scientific knowledge toward development of technological innovation in a wide variety of areas, including quality of life, defense, communication and geoscience. Question: What is TNO’s role within the Netherlands E&P industry? Answer: TNO is active in both exploration and production as a research partner to the industry and as a consultant. In addition, TNO serves as the official adviser to the Ministry of Economic Affairs with respect to E&P in the Netherlands.

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