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Because of its convenient location near the Dutch border, the natural gas field Uelsen was recommended for the expansion as natural gas storage facility after long years of production.
In 2008, the storage has been extended to a seventh well. Today, the porous sandstones of the geological formation of the Triassic (red sandstone) are opened up with seven wells. With a working gas volume of 840 Mio. m3 Uelsen is the largest pore storage Storengy in Germany.
Storage Profile Uelsen
|Location||Itterbeck near Uelsen / Grafschaft Bentheim, Niedersachsen|
|Storage Type||Pore Storage / former Gas Field|
|Working Gas Volume||860 Mio. m3|
|Max. Injection Rate||330.000 m3/h|
|Max. Withdrawal Rate||395.000 m3/h|
|Geological Formation||Triassic / Red Sandstone|
|Year of Start Up||1997|
|Market Area / TSO||Gaspool / Gasunie|
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