Small Field Capacity

Specific favorable provisions for contracting SFA entry capacity

In the small field policy defined by the Dutch government, GTS plays a crucial role because of the compulsory intake and transport of natural gas from small fields. The Dutch Gas Act contains the core provisions for implementing the small fields policy. Together with the producers and operators involved, we make estimates for the coming twenty years to enable our intake and transport obligation. We are allowed, if necessary, to attach additional conditions to the intake of gas from small fields, so that we can carry out our tasks as efficiently as possible.

To carry out the small fields policy, we offer shippers specific favorable conditions for entry capacity for gas originating from small fields. Central to this is that the pre-booked annual capacity is subsequently replaced by a definitive annual booking, which for each month is based on the realized maximum hourly allocation of the relevant month. The exact details are laid down in Appendix 9 of the TSC: Small Fields Accommodation (hereinafter: SFA). Every shipper who wants to inject gas originating from small fields into our grid can use the SFA. The entry points for which the SFA applies are listed in Appendix 1a (tab "Production points") of our TSC.

The method for booking SFA entry capacity is as follows:

Prior to contract year: Submission of initial annual contract (SFA Yearly Capacity Product).

During current contract year: additions are possible through monthly contract bookings (SFA Monthly Capacity Product). For short-term production tests, you can book daily contracts (SFA Daily Capacity Product).

After contract year: annual booking and any monthly entries will be replaced by one final annual booking. This final annual booking (SFA Final Yearly Capacity Product) is based on the highest hourly allocation per month of the contract period. Daily contracts will not be adjusted afterwards.

You can not book SFA entry capacity via PRISMA, but only through SFA booking forms. The forms for the specific SFA Capacity Products can be found below:

SFA Capacity product

SFA booking form

SFA Yearly capacity product

SFA Yearly/Monthly booking request form

SFA Monthly capacity product

SFA Yearly/Monthly booking request form

SFA Daily capacity product

SFA Daily booking request form

You can not book SFA entry capacity via PRISMA, but only through SFA booking forms. The forms for the specific SFA Capacity Products can be found below: 

Forms

SFA Daily booking request 135 kB 22 Nov 2018
SFA Yearly and Monthly booking request 133 kB 22 Nov 2018