In the Netherlands, we are winding down natural gas production: the Groningen field is close to being closed, and production from the small fields is falling. Homes and businesses are cutting their energy consumption year after year and switching to other, more sustainable energy sources. Still, the need for natural gas remains high.

Even though we are increasingly switching from natural gas to solar, wind and other renewables, there is still too little of these to meet the total demand. And all the while the large-scale production of other sustainable energy sources and carriers, such as green gas and hydrogen, still needs to get off the ground. That sustainable gas system remains the ambition in the Netherlands, meaning it’s our ambition too.

So we will continue to use natural gas for now, extracting as much of it as possible in the Netherlands, but no more than what we need to meet demand. Natural gas sourced locally is better for the climate, the economy and the reliability of our energy supply. It makes us less dependent on foreign suppliers. What’s more, we can use the gas infrastructure to transmit and store green energy in the future.

EBN is committed to the safe, responsible and accelerated extraction of Dutch natural gas – mainly from small fields under the North Sea – for as long as it is still needed. In supplying this gas, we will reduce emissions where possible, for example by lowering the compression on transmission pipelines. And naturally we will continue to coordinate our operations with other users of the busy North Sea. We extract gas as part of our statutory role and based on our social responsibility: it is our job to ensure that energy remains available and affordable for everyone in the Netherlands.

Part of that entails making sure that gas storage facilities are maintained, like how, on the instruction of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy we supplied some of the gas to fill the Bergermeer gas storage facility in 2022. And we will do that again in 2023. This way we ensure that there is enough natural gas in the winter to meet peak demand.

Avon Arrow has been exclusively asked to recruit and select a Business Controller for the Gas Transition Business Unit at EBN.
Candidate requirements:

  • University degree with an added RA, RC or CPA certification;
  • At least 7-10 years of work experience;
  • Experience within the E&P / oil / gas or (renewable) energy sector is an advantage;
  • Good command of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Excellent command of the Dutch and English language, both verbally and in writing.


Working At EBN, you’ll receive an attractive employment package and benefits. Starting a new job is a big change. That’s why it’s important for all our new colleagues to feel at home right away. So, at EBN you can expect a warm welcome, and you can rest assured that we’ll have everything all sorted for you. You can expect a personal training budget, an NS Business card for commuting by train, and 42 days’ leave based on a 40-hour working week. What else do we have to offer?

  • Offices in the heart of Utrecht, with a rooftop terrace, a restaurant offering delicious lunches, and sports facilities
  • Everything you need to hit the ground running, like an induction programme and a buddy who will guide you through the company. 

For any additional information or a full job profile, please contact our Lead Search Consultant, Roel Carati ([email protected]).