A few weeks before we start working somewhere, you as a local resident will receive a personal information package with all the details of the project. It also contains data from our environment manager. This way, as a local resident, you always have a personal point of contact. Vermilion works according to general guidelines for the sector. In this way we carefully involve the environment in activities. The guidelines can be found in the ‘Code of Conduct for gas extraction of small fields’. We have drawn up the code of conduct together with other members of the NOGEPA trade association (Dutch Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Association).
Yes. At Vermilion, safety comes first. In everything we do, we protect safety and health as well as possible. This applies to our employees and the immediate environment in which we work. In every position, we are aware of possible dangers and risks. In addition, we take the environment into account. All our employees are regularly trained in the field of safety. As soon as employees arrive at one of our locations, they must wear safety clothing. To ensure safety, Vermilion has a mandatory internal program. These trainings are in the field of safety, health and the environment.
We take nature into account as much as possible in our activities. To ensure this, we are in contact with nature organisations. In addition, we work together with ecologists during major works.
We think it is important that we do something extra for the environment in which we operate. We do this with various initiatives.
No. Natural gas sits under pressure in a porous rock layer at a depth of more than two kilometres. For example, in sandstone or limestone. The gas field is covered by a huge layer of non-permeable rock. This is, for example, claystone, anhydrite or rock salt. Ground and drinking water are much closer to the earth’s surface. That water is at a depth between ten and three hundred meters. The gas field is therefore not only much deeper in the deep subsurface, it is also strictly separated by several layers of impenetrable rock.