Vermilion Energy Netherlands is a dynamic and growing company employing over 225 direct and indirect staff on an ongoing basis in addition to the over 200 temporary project and construction jobs we create each year. We are appreciative of our workforce and their families in the Netherlands and we are proud of our contributions to the local economies throughout the country.
For the 4th year in a row, the Great Place to Work® Institute has named Vermilion a Best Workplace in the Netherlands. In 2017, Vermilion Energy Netherlands placed 14th out of 37 "Large and Multinational" companies within the Netherlands in the Great Place to Work® survey.
Gerard Schut, P.Eng, is our Vice President of European Operations. He brings over 25 years of international experience in the oil and gas industry including strong HSE, subsurface, operations, asset development, acquisitions and divestitures. In his most recent position prior to joining Vermilion, he was the General Manager of Chevron's E&P business in the Netherlands, responsible for business development and production activities offshore. He successfully increased gross production from 5,000 boe/d in 2005 to 25,000 boe/d in 2011 and led the acquisition and development of industry firsts in shallow gas development in the North Sea. During his 10-year tenure with Unocal in Thailand, Gerard successfully introduced slimhole drilling with monobore completions, reducing capital cost and improving recovery efficiency. As Asset Manager he initiated the fast-track appraisal and development of the Plamuk, Surat and Yala oil reservoirs in the predominantly gas-rich area around Platong, resulting in oil production rates reaching over 50,000 boe/d and booked reserves exceeding 200 MMboe's. Gerard holds a MSc degree in Petroleum Engineering from Delft University (1986) and an MBA from Henley, The Management College, Brunel University (1996).
Sven Tummers started his career at Vermilion as a Production Engineer in 2012. He quickly advanced into management roles, such as Team Lead Production Engineering and Team Lead Land & Joint Ventures. In his most recent position as Commercial Manager, he was responsible for business development, joint ventures, land and lease, permits, legal, renewable energy, public and government relations and communication. Sven holds a Master of Science degree in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from Delft University of Technology. Sven is the first Dutch national to assume the Managing Director role in the Netherlands.
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