On Friday, it was announced that Statoil has sold several assets to Wintershall on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The deal gave Wintershall a 5 per cent stake in the producing Gjøa field, 24.5 per cent in the producing Vega field, 19 per cent in Asterix, 24 per cent in the Aasta Hansteen project and 13.2 per cent in the Polarled pipeline. Now, Wintershall becomes operator on Vega, just like when Statoil sold its assets in Brage last year. – With the acquisition of these shares in oil and gas fields, we are continuing our growth course in Norway, and intensifying the cooperation with our partner Statoil, said Chairman of the Board of Executives Directors of Basf, Kurt Bock. CEO Rainer Seele in Wintershall agrees: - We have a strong faith in the Norwegian continental shelf, and strongly focus on our goal: We want to become one of the leading oil and gas companies in Norway.