The exploration and production of minerals or geothermal energy in the Netherlands.
The warm groundwater at greater depths in the subsurface is a sustainable source of energy in the Netherlands. The water, which is at a temperature of 45-120 °C, can be exploited by pumping it out of the aquifers at depths of 1.5 to 4 kilometres. Currently, this source of heat, known as geothermal energy, is used for heating (greenhouses and homes, for example), but in the future it could also be used for industrial processes and to generate electricity.
Source: Oil and Gas Portal: www.nlog.nl