Core values

Creative, open, responsible and entrepreneurial
  • Our motto at Wintershall Norge is We Make Things Happen. That’s why we recruit the best staff who share our ambitions and values, and invest in them to allow them to flourish. We strongly believe that achieving our ambitious goals means being Creative, Open, Responsible and Entrepreneurial.

    At Wintershall Norge, these are more than just words. We make things happen by putting these values at the heart of everything we do. Being creative means having the courage to pursue bold ideas, working together to inspire our colleagues and striving to constantly improve every area of the business.

    Being open means being receptive to new ideas, valuing diversity, sharing in the success of others, and honestly sharing our opinions in an environment of trust and respect.
  • This is crucial to the way we work because it allows people at every level to contribute to the future of the company and ensures that we can act responsibly without fear of being ignored or marginalised.

    Being responsible means never compromising on safety, adhering to demanding standards of compliance, and taking our commitment to society and the environment seriously. We are proud of our company and feel passionate about its culture and achievements.

    That is why we want to be entrepreneurial and make sure that we make decisions which make a difference to our partners and make a contribution to Norwegian society. We want to embrace personal responsibility, and strive to contribute individually and as a team to the success of Wintershall Norge.
Azim Fiaz -
Azim Fiaz
Kristin Larsen -
Kristin Larsen
Deborah Sandven -
Deborah Sandven
Anne Grethe Bretting -
Anne Grethe Bretting
Daniel Opsen -
Daniel Opsen
Elling Brubakk -
Elling Brubakk
Linda Berg -
Linda Berg
Sølvi Eik -
Sølvi Eik
Sissel Adsem Haugen -
Sissel Adsem Haugen

We believe in diversity

Quality workforce
  • At Wintershall Norge we believe in employing the best people. That is why we have one of the most diverse workforces. Our commitment to diversity ensures we can pick the best, most highly skilled people whatever their age, sex, race or background.

    Our workforce is 44 percent female. That is around double the industry average, and a proud marker for how strongly we welcome diversity, and how committed we are to picking from the deepest pool of talent.

    Our core team is made up of 16 different nationalities and growing. Whether they have just arrived in Norway or been here their whole lives, we believe each person brings a valuable new perspective to the growing Wintershall family and the local community.
  • We highly value our staff’s quality of experience. That’s why we employ people of all age ranges, ensuring we have a vibrant mix of knowledge and experience to help drive the business forward. We feel strongly that our staff should continue to grow and learn while they work at Wintershall Norge so we make sure they are exposed to all levels of the business and can make a contribution beyond their immediate discipline.

    Wintershall Norge’s employees share a commitment to being creative, open, responsible and entrepreneurial.  Our diverse workforce ensures we make things happen.


procurement

A close relationship
Wintershall Norge’s procurement team adds value through compliant procurement processes and competitive tendering. The tendering process is based on transparency and equal treatment of suppliers. We use the Achilles joint qualification system in the first selection of tenderers. Our suppliers’ contribution to the business represents a significant value. The relationship between Wintershall and the suppliers is therefore important, and we would like to be viewed as a preferred customer.

technology

To be a leading operator we need the best technology
Wintershall Norge invests in the best technology to ensure the cleanest and most efficient production of oil and gas. We have forged close relationships with Norway’s top technology universities and research institutes, in Stavanger and Trondheim; working closely with them to improve oil and gas recovery and drive efficiencies across the whole operation.

We are also working closely with other leading companies on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, through the governing body, NOG (formerly known as OLF), playing our part as a responsible operator in making industry-wide improvements. More than half of Wintershall’s research and development (R&D) budget is being invested in Norway, helping us to be creative, open, responsible and entrepreneurial.

We are already one of the most successful exploration companies on the NCS, but we continue to invest in state of the art computer imaging technology to ensure continuous improvement. We also invest in the best tried and tested drilling technology for the most efficient offshore operations.
  • Social Responsibility

    Giving back to Norwegian society
    Wintershall Norge takes its responsibility to Norway seriously. We are here for the long term and believe in contributing to Norwegian society. We employ and train the best local talent, focus on local charities and support Norwegian amateur sports teams.

    We are also prolific collectors of art, recognising the best Norwegian talent, and helping to nurture the next wave of Norwegian artists.
  • Ethics & Compliance

    Commited to ethical operations
    Wintershall Norge has an unwavering commitment to behaving in an ethical way. We have ambitious plans to become one of the leading operators on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, and we pride ourselves on already being a leader in the ethical way we interact with each other, our partners and the world.

    To see what we do to ensure we conduct every part of our business in the most ethical manner, please see our ethical guidelines.

    Wintershall Norge has a comprehensive training programme to ensure staff at every level of the business meet the regulatory requirements demanded by the Norwegian authorities.
    Wintershall Norge ensures that we meet standards on issues from health and safety, corruption and confidentiality to child labour.

    Our corporate Compliance Program