BASF subsidiary Wintershall further expands oil and gas production in Norway

Wintershall to acquire shares in oil and gas fields from Statoil for US Dollar 1.25 billion / Daily production in Norway will increase to around 60,000 barrels of oil equivalent
BASF Group company Wintershall is further expanding its oil and gas production and reserves in the North Sea. Wintershall will acquire shares in the two producing fields Gjøa and Vega, the development project Aasta Hansteen, the Asterix discovery, the Polarled pipeline project, as well as equity in four exploration licenses in the vicinity of Aasta Hansteen from Norwegian company Statoil ASA.

Winterhall Norge is one of the fastest growing companies in Norway. To find out more about the company and its strategy Norwegian television channel TV2 took the opportunity to interview Alv Solheim, Technical Director at Wintershall Norge, in their live studio during ONS 2014. Solheim gave interesting insights into the company's projects and its growth strategy in Norway.

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Wintershall Norge has around 50 licenses on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, making us one of the largest license holders in the region.

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Wintershall is an international active oil and gas company with operations in four continents. We look back on 120 years of drilling experience. For more than 80 years, we have been actively involved in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. The Company employs about 2,500 people from 40 countries. We are s subsidiary of BASF, the largest chemical company in the world.