In 1987 a large gas field was discovered north of Den Helder. Based on an extensive survey carried out by ELF Petroland (the current Total E&P Nederland B.V.) and NAM B.V. the decision was made to build a 264-kilometer long NOGAT-pipeline system. The production platforms of various oil and gas companies were connected to this system, after which use of the pipeline really took off in 1992.
Establishment of Northern Offshore Gastransport B.V. (NOGAT)
Commencement of the construction of the gas treatment installation near Balgzand and the laying of the 36” pipeline and 24” pipeline from production platform F3-FB to the terminal.
Start of the transportation of gas from production platform F3-FB to the gas treatment station in Den Helder.
Connection of the NOGAT extension to the German continental shelf and transportation of German gas.
Completion of the pipeline from the Danish continental shelf to the Tyra platform and first transportation and treatment of Danish gas.
GDF SUEZ takes over interest in NOGAT as well as the management from NAM B.V.
Lundin Petroleum B.V. sells its interest to Venture Production Nederland B.V.