The second-largest producer of natural gas in the EU, the Netherlands has 1.45 trillion m3 of proved reserves of this energy commodity, which plays a significant role in the Dutch country's energy sector. The Netherlands is bordered by the North Sea to the north, where much of the country's offshore energy sector is concentrated. Located in the northern Netherlands and estimated to produce for another 50 years, Groningen -- Europe's largest natural gas field -- has already exceeded 100 Tcf and was discovered in May 1959 by a 50-50 joint venture between Shell and ExxonMobil.
Legal roles can be defined as any position within an organization that provides guidelines and advice on how the business should interpret rules, laws and regulations. They are also involved in the legal aspects of day-to-day operations, like employee contracts. The Legal department is often able to give recommendations and advice on regulations, suggesting preferred actions for the business to take.