• Environment

    At Wintershall Norge we associate environmental protection and social responsibility with economic success. This enables us to achieve sustainability in all of our activities. We are strongly committed to environmental management.

    Our vision is to operate with minimum impact to our environment. To achieve this we employ tools including environmental evaluations and surveys, risk analysis, monitoring programmes, management reviews and audits across all our business processes.


    We focus on minimising ecological disturbance, paying particular attention not to harm sensitive habitats, and to preserving biological diversity. To achieve this, we apply low impact technologies and practices and invest in research and development to uncover new tools for sustainability.

    “Preserving the environment is self-evidently in the interest of everyone on the planet. We also recognise that environmental protection is in our own financial interests.”
    Janne Lea, Wintershall Norge HSEQ manager

Vision and Policy

Our most important commitment
HSEQ is an integral part of all our activities. Our policy leads the way to achieving our objectives, creating a positive attitude towards HSEQ and encouraging improvement to our HSE culture. Our HSEQ vision is to continuously aim for zero harm to people, the environment and assets.

Our HSEQ policy is to protect health, safety and the environment, together with providing quality services and products as a primary goal. Company managers are committed to taking all necessary action to carry out this policy.

To achieve our HSEQ vision and policy:

  • We make HSEQ and risk mitigation our top priorities at all levels in the organisation
  • We identify, assess and manage risks in all activities and operations, to minimise or eliminate harm to people, the environment and assets
  • We operate in compliance with relevant regulations and requirements
  • We seek continual improvement of HSEQ performance through monitoring, reporting and auditing
  • We create a positive working environment in which people take ownership of business activities
  • We set HSEQ goals and objectives as performance targets
  • Health and working environment

    At Wintershall Norge we are committed to ensuring a healthy working environment for our people. We provide a healthy and inspiring working environment by continuously considering the conditions that influence our people’s welfare. We consider it vital to seek continuous improvement in occupational health not only among our employees but also among contracted and third party personnel.
  • Safety

    At Wintershall Norge, the safety of our employees, our contractors and suppliers will always be our key priority. We continuously manage the risk associated with our operations and ensure high technical standards and inherent safety in the design of our installations. We cooperate with our contractors and suppliers to ensure that any unsafe acts and operations are stopped.

    Risk management is based on an interaction between personnel, organisation and technology. It involves identifying hazards, evaluating risk and systematically managing that risk. Comprehensive risk management processes are applied to understand and prevent major accidents.

    We record and evaluate incidents to prevent recurrence and establish goals and performance indicators to continuously improve our HSE performance.

Quality Assurance

Ensuring HSEQ excellence
At Wintershall Norge we are committed to ensuring that all our activities are planned, designed, constructed, drilled, operated, and maintained to high and consistent standards.

Our quality management system ensures we meet these standards by defining expectations for identifying and managing quality. The quality management system sets the minimum requirements for performance and provides guidance to Wintershall Norge employees on how to perform their work.

We are commited to continuously improving all our phases of activities and processes to meet our goals.

Management System

Ensuring consistency
Wintershall Norge has established a management system to ensure a high quality, safe and efficient performance of all our activities as well as compliance with Norwegian health, safety and environmental legislation, and our own corporate rules.
The management system ensures we have a consistent process for managing health, safety and environmental issues whether it is by staff or contractors. The system reflects our regulatory commitments, but also works to disseminate Wintershall Norge‘s best practice throughout the whole organization.

corporate HSE report

Taking our commitments seriously
At Wintershall we take our commitment to HSE seriously. Every year we produce a thorough and detailed public report where we examine every element of our HSE work. Please see our latest report.
  • Impact Assessment Maria Field

    Impact Assessment
    The Maria field was discovered in 2010 within the Production Licenses 475BS and 475CS, awarded in 2009 and 2011, respectively. The field is operated by Wintershall Norge AS with Petoro AS and Centrica Resources (Norge) as partners.

    The field is located in the southern part of the Norwegian Sea, 200 km from the mainland with a water depth of 300m. The Maria field contains oil and associated gas, with total recoverable reserves amounting to 188 million barrels of oil equivalents.

    The recommended development solution is a sub-sea tie-back to the Kristin platform to handle the production, but also involves water injection services from the Heidrun platform approximately 40 km to the north and gas from the Åsgard/Tyrihans system approximately 20 km south of Maria for gas lift.