The Astero field is situated north of Fram in block 35/11. The discovery was made in 2005 and is being evaluated as a possible subsea tieback to Gjøa or to other potential host installations becoming available in the area.
Statoil is the operator on the field with a 45% interest. Wintershall Norge holds 25%, while GDF Suez and Idemitsu both have interests of 15%.
Grosbeak is a North Sea discovery made in 2009. It is located in production license 378. Wintershall Norge is the operator on the discovery and is considering development opportunities in relation to its nearby discovery, Skarfjell.
Wintershall Norge holds 45%, Talisman has 35% and Premier Oil a 20% interest.
The Rodriguez and Solberg discoveries lie just to the southeast of the Maria Field in License PL475 on the Haltenbanken in Mid-Norway. The reservoir is sandstone of the Lower Cretaceous Lange Formation in both discoveries. Pressures are slightly different indicating two separate compartments within the channel system. The fluid type is gas condensate with estimated recoverable reserves for Rodriguez and Solberg together of 13 to 65 mmboe. The discoveries continue to be evaluated.
Wintershall is the operator on the field with a 50 per cent stake. It is considering the commerciality of the find with its partners, Faroe Petroleum (30 per cent) and Centrica Resources (Norge AS) (20 per cent).
Volume estimates ranges between 20 million and 40 million recoverable barrels, with a significant additional upside.
Wintershall is the operator of PL457 with a 40 per cent interest. It is considering the commerciality of the find with its partners VNG Norge, Bridge Energy, and E.ON Ruhrgas Norge, who each hold a 20 per cent stake.
If commerciality is proven, Asha will be developed jointly with the Ivar Aasen and Edvard Grieg developments.
Yme is situated in the south eastern part of the North Sea at a sea depth of 77-93 metres, straddling North Sea blocks 9/2 and 9/5. The field installations consist of an oil storage tank on the sea bottom with a MOPU (Movable Production Unit) installed on three legs on top of the tank.
Talisman is the operator with a 60% interest. Lotos holds 20%, Norske AEDC and Wintershall Norge have 10% each. The project is facing project delivery delays, and despite our limited, non-operated equity Wintershall is executing its See-to duty by being a constructive partner.