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COMPANY Wintershall Norge

At Wintershall Norge, we make things happen. We are one of the most successful oil and gas companies on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) and have ambitions to become one of the leading players in the industry. The NCS is one of the core regions in Wintershall’s global portfolio and we are here to stay.

Wintershall Norge has a unique advantage being a part of BASF. This gives us a strong financial backbone and the support to achieve our ambitious goals.

We have achieved extraordinary exploration successes in recent years with for example the Maria and Skarfjell discoveries, and are moving quickly to develop the reserves. In 2013 we became the operator of a major production platform in Norway for the first time. We have a long-term approach and are investing about half of our worldwide exploration budget in the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

I am proud to lead one of the fastest growing oil and gas companies in Norway, and I look forward to even more success in the future. 

Bernd Schrimpf, Managing Director

Our ambitions Ambitious goals

Our goal is to develop Wintershall Norge into a leading oil and gas company in Norway known for its ability to create value and attract the best people in the industry. Our ambitions in 2015 are to:

  • Produce 50 000 boed from our portfolio in Norway
  • Maintain a strong development and exploration portfolio for further growth
  • Secure and maintain a 10 years reserve life
  • Operate own development projects
  • Have a strong in house expertise in exploration, drilling, field development, production operations and business development
  • Maintain a value driven organisation
  • Maintain a strong HSE record, according to Wintershall corporate targets
  • Be recognised as one of the leading new players on the NCS

Our goals are ambitious but we are uncompromising in our commitment to achieving these goals while maintaining our core values. To us that means being creative, open, responsible and entrepreneurial in everything we do.

Our values

Wintershall Norge History Short but productive history


April 2006

Wintershall Norge AS opens office in Oslo


January 2007

Company is awarded its first licenses in APA 2006


October 2008

Wintershall Norge announces offer for all shares in the Norwegian listed E&P company Revus Energy ASA


December 2008

The acquisition of Revus Energy is completed and Wintershall Norge announces that all activities in Norway will move to Stavanger


January 2009

Wintershall Norge is awarded six exploration licenses in APA 2008 including five operatorships


June 2009

Wintershall Norge announces the Grosbeak oil and gas discovery in its first operated exploration well on the Norwegian Continental Shelf


October 2009

The company moves into new offices in Hinna Park in Stavanger


November 2009

Wintershall increases stake in Grosbeak discovery to 45 percent 


January 2010

Wintershall Norge is awarded four new licenses in APA 2009 including three operatorships


July 2010

Maria and Blakeney discoveries


January 2011

Wintershall Norge is awarded ten new production licenses in the APA 2010 licensing round and secures the highest number of production on the NCS after Statoil


February 2011

Wintershall Norge wins employer of the year award, ranking among three most attractive employers on NCS and is nominated to be explorer of the year


April 2011

Wintershall is awarded first Operatorship in the Barents Sea


May 2011

Wintershall raises share in Maria discovery to 50 percent


January 2012

The Norwegian Petroleum and Energy Ministry has awarded Wintershall Norge working interests in seven new exploration licenses in the current round APA 2011


March 2012

Discovery of Skarfjell


March 2012

Appraisal well proves in higher range of estimate on oil and gas estimates for “Maria”


October 2012

Wintershall and Statoil agree on asset swap in the North Sea oil and gas fields Brage, Vega, Gjøa and Edvard Grieg


January 2013

The Norwegian Petroleum and Energy Ministry awards Wintershall Norge working interest in seven new exploration licenses in licensing round APA 2012


January 2013

Wintershall completes successful appraisal well on Asha Noor


August 2013

Wintershall Norge completes asset swap deal with Statoil


October 2013

Opens Bergen office


October 2013

Wintershall Norge takes over operatorship of Brage from Statoil


November 2013

Subsea tieback selected as preferred development option for Wintershall's Maria field


January 2014

Wintershall is awarded eight new licenses in Norway


March 2014

Wintershall Norge optimizes it's portfolio in the north sea. Northern UK assets aquired by hungarian MOL Group


June 2014

Wintershall ranked the fastest growing large company in norway by Magazine Kapital


December 2014

Wintershall acquires from Statoil additional shares in oil and gas fields Vega and Gjøa, the Aasta Hansteen development, the Asterix discovery, the Polarled pipeline project, and four exploration licenses


December 2014

Studies show higher estimated reserves for the Maria field


January 2015

Wintershall Norge is awarded eight new promising licenses in APA 2014 including three operatorships


March 2015

Wintershall Norge takes over operatorship of Vega from Statoil


May 2015

Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) for Maria submitted to Norwegian authorities

Wintershall history 80 years' success

Wintershall is Germany's largest internationally active crude oil and natural gas producer. Wintershall is a subsidiary of BASF, the world's leading chemical company. For more than 80 years, Wintershall has produced oil and gas for the European market, exploring on four different continents.

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Management

Bernd Schrimpf
Managing Director
Janne Lea
HSEQ
Roland Brockmann
Finance & Information
Guy Oakes
Exploration
Eivind Torheim
Development
Alv Bjørn Solheim
Technical Director
Nils Helge Sørgård
Business Development & Commercial
Ellen Braune
Drilling & Wells
Tone Samuelsen
HR & Business Services
Cecilie Tefre
Procurement
Hugo Dijkgraaf
Maria Project
Tina Endresen Stornes
Legal
Børge Nerland
Production

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License Portfolio & Partnership

Wintershall Norge holds around 50 licenses on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. We are operator on around half of our licenses which stretch the whole length of the Norwegian coast. Over the past few years, we have been one of the most successful exploration companies in the region and we are now developing our own fields for production. We continue to explore our own assets and work closely with our partners to produce oil and gas throughout the whole area, from mature fields in the North Sea all the way to the Barents Sea in the Arctic.


LICENSE PORTFOLIO & PARTNERSHIP