The Netherlands is a major gas producing country, with the Groningen field being one of the largest gas fields in the world at around 900 km2. In its effort to prolong the life of the field, the government has introduced policies to cap annual productions and encourages production from smaller fields. This has contributed to the emergence of innovative technologies that enable opportunities for profitably developing small fields and extending field life. For instance, novel designs for satellite platforms can reduce both Capex and Opex and thereby, help to mature resources to reserves. Reduced functionality, such as platforms without helicopter decks or living quarters, reduces Capex and allows development of small and stranded fields that would otherwise be uneconomical. Also, monotower designs have been shown to be technically feasible, even in water depths of down to 50 metres, while initial feasibility studies show cost savings of up to 50% are achievable on such structures, compared to conventional designs. This session will feature case studies of technology developed by Dutch companies to make gas (from marginal fields) as well as oil exploration and production more efficient and safe at reduced costs.