The company was established in mid 2010 by Roelof Platenkamp and Erik Steenken who both have long and successful careers in the Oil and Gas industry.
Following incorporation of Barclays Natural Resources Investment Group (BNRI) on the 1st January 2011 the basic ingredients were in place to move from plans to practice. Tulip Oil moved to grow the business and strengthen its structure and management team and now boasts a team with over 120 years cumulative experience in all aspects of the EP Business.
From the outset the main focus of Tulip Oil has been:
Tulip Oil focuses on assets where it can add value by proving a given safe, low cost and high value appraisal and development concept on the back of the highest quality subsurface and petroleum engineering acumen.
It was recognised early on that Germany and The Netherlands were the preferred locations to acquire and mature assets given the remaining potential for maturing untapped reserves, the proximity to market and the stable and supportive ﬁscal regimes.
The entrepreneurial spirit of Tulip Oils’ founders and the tenacity and technical expertise of the team have enabled Tulip to flourish since its inception and today we employ over 50 employees and consultants and work a strong portfolio of both onshore and offshore projects in both oil and gas at various stages of the Oil and Gas development cycle.