Wintershall successful in the APA 2014 licensing round

Company secures 8 promising licenses on the Norwegian Continental Shelf / Wintershall receives 3 new operatorships
Stavanger/Kassel. Wintershall continues its growth course in Norway: In the current licensing round APA 2014, Germany’s largest internationally active oil and gas company was awarded eight new exploration licenses by the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy. Wintershall will be operator on three of these licenses. Seven of the new licenses are located in the North Sea (two as operator) and one operated license in the Barents Sea.

Wintershall expects increased recoverable resources for Maria Field

Internal studies forecast an increase of up to 40 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe) / The estimated recoverable volumes of the Wintershall discovery have now been raised to some 180 million boe
Stavanger. With the upcoming submission of its “Impact Assessment” as part of the Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) process, Wintershall is announcing updated, higher recoverable resource estimates for its operated Maria Field: following intensive internal studies, Germany's largest internationally active oil and gas producer now estimates that the planned technical recoverable resources will reach about 180 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe).

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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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    22/01/2015
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    Wintershall fortsetter veksten i Norge: Olje- og energidepartementet har tildelt oss åtte nye lisenser og vi blir operatør for tre av disse. www.wintershall.no

    21/01/2015
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    Wintershall continues its growth course in Norway: In the current licensing round APA 2014, Wintershall was awarded eight new exploration licenses by the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy. Wintershall will be operator of three licenses. bit.ly/1yKlipn #norway

    21/01/2015
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    19/01/2015
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    16/01/2015

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    29/01/2015

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    28/01/2015

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    27/01/2015

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    26/01/2015

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    23/01/2015

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    23/01/2015

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    22/01/2015

    Success in Norwegian licensing round APA: Wintershall secures itself 8 promising new licenses. t.co/rpf44T5yzB t.co/kmS5ukcO0q

    21/01/2015

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Wintershall is an internationally 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 a subsidiary of BASF, the largest chemical company in the world.