Europe's energy security begins in the North Sea

The Wintershall Press Conference at ONS 2014 attracted wide interest by journalists from Norway and other parts of the world.
According to Board Member Martin Bachmann, the North Sea – and particularly Norway – will remain extremely important for Europe’s future supply of oil and gas. Norway has the resources, is politically stable and has very good infrastructure. Bernd Schrimpf, Wintershall Norge's Managing Director, gave an update on Wintershall's activities on the Norwegian Continental Shelf and made clear that the company will continue on its growth course in Norway.

Kapital: Wintershall Norge is fastest growing large company in Norway

Wintershall Norge became the fastest growing large company in Norway in 2013, according to Norwegian business magazine, Kapital.
Recorded for the first time in the annual list of Norway’s biggest 500 companies, Wintershall Norge ranked 124th as a measure of turnover.

Statoil was at the top of the pile with a turnover of 637.4 billion NOK, dwarfing second placed Telenor which turned over 104 billion NOK.

Wintershall Norge license map

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

  • Operated Licenses
  • Partner Licenses


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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.