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Proc. IAHS, 372, 367–373, 2015
Proc. IAHS, 372, 367–373, 2015

  12 Nov 2015

12 Nov 2015

Compaction and subsidence of the Groningen gas field in the Netherlands

K. van Thienen-Visser et al.

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The Groningen gas field in the Netherlands is Europe’s largest gas field. It has been produced since 1963 and production is expected to continue until 2080. Subsidence occurring due to the pressure depletion is measured annually. In this study different compaction models are tested using the subsidence measurements. The pattern of over- and underestimation of the subsidence can be explained by variations in reservoir parameters.