Stavanger. Wintershall, Germany’s largest internationally active oil and gas producer, has awarded of a major rig contract for the Maria Field to Odfjell Drilling. The contract for the Deepsea Stavanger semi-submersible rig is worth approximately USD 175 million (NOK 1.5 billion) based on 574 budgeted days.
Kassel/Stavanger. Wintershall, a 100% BASF subsidiary, is further optimizing its portfolio by divesting assets in the four non-operated fields Knarr (20%), Veslefrikk (4.5%), Ivar Aasen (6.4615%) and Yme (10%) on the Norwegian continental shelf to Tellus Petroleum AS, a recently acquired 100% subsidiary of Sequa Petroleum N.V.
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Associated gas occurs during the production of crude oil, this gas is flared in most cases. Wintershall joined the World Bank‘s “Zero Routine Flaring by 2030” initiative - the company already met the goals of the initiative in 2012. Wintershall has eliminated the flaring of associated gas during routine operations as operator. Instead we utilize this gas to generate electricity, heat and steam. Like in this picture of Emlichheim. Now we are using the opportunity to share our expertise in this area by joining the World Bank initiative. Learn more about the initiative here: bit.ly/1NxRjIS and about our No Flaring policy: bit.ly/197wjAH.2015-11-27T13:17:04+0100
Big plans, big tools! The United Arab Emirates sit on top of the seventh-largest crude oil reserves in the world. About 90% of the reserves are exploited by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, with whom we conduct the technical appraisal of the Shuwaihat sour gas and condensate field. What do we bring to Abu Dhabi besides big equipment? Decades of experience of sour gas production in Germany! Learn more about Shuwaihat here: bit.ly/1NJ3izG2015-11-26T11:11:04+0100
Even in the desert domestic work has to be done: While the sun is drying the laundry of our colleagues from the sour gas field Shuwaihat in Abu Dhabi we wish you a good start into the week! #monday2015-11-23T09:59:12+0100
How can you store large quantities of oil offshore? Special ships like the Petrojarl Knarr – so called floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) units can be used as storage. Afterwards the oil is taken to the mainland either by pipeline or tankers.2015-11-18T14:25:17+0100
Where do you think are the largest natural gas reserves? In this model that you can find on the current Wintershall stand, you see the worldwide natural gas reserves visually. Leading the reserves: The Middle East region. Would you have thought? No other region can compare in terms of reserves potential. That’s why Wintershall is continuing to step up its activities there. Learn more about natural gas in our web-special: bit.ly/QWpHlb2015-11-17T13:47:27+0100
It’s Monday and we look forward to the new week. Just like this offshore supply ship in Abu Dhabi that is currently moored in the harbor, but can’t wait for its departure to bring components and goods to offshore platforms again. In this spirit: We wish you lots of energy for the week! #monday2015-11-16T11:16:45+0100
Today is the last day of the ADIPEC in Abu Dhabi and we want to share some highlights from the conference with you. From a race car simulator for future F1-pilots, a calligrapher at the Japanese pavilion, to a talking robot – the ADIPEC had it all. We’re certainly looking forward to the ADIPEC in 2016! #ADIPEC20152015-11-12T16:23:35+0100
What kind of safety challenges can arise when you choose a position to drill? Watch our expert - Ian Burt, Senior HSE Engineer - explain at the ADIPEC 2015 how Wintershall worked together with the public, the government and ADNOC.This process involved finding the right position for the Shuwaihat 5 well, fulfilling all HSE standards and guaranteeing a safe operation. #ADIPEC20152015-11-12T13:45:10+0100
The ADIPEC is one of the biggest oil & gas conferences worldwide. Watch Ali Khalifa al Shamsi, Chairman of the ADIPEC, explain the history of the ADIPEC - from its humble beginnings in 1984 to drawing more than 85,000 attendees from over 120 countries today. #ADIPEC20152015-11-12T12:01:39+0100
Geology made easy! Statoil has brought some special visitors to the ADIPEC in Abu Dhabi: Fish! They swim in an aquarium that is part of an offshore reservoir. The aquarium is the sea and seabed - beneath you see the rock layers with the oil reservoir rock. And don't miss to check out the real rock samples from the deep subsurface! Wow! #ADIPEC20152015-11-11T14:41:30+0100
Wintershall is an internationally active oil and gas company with operations in four continents. We look back on 120 years of drilling experience. For more than 80 years, we have been actively involved in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. The Company employs about 2,500 people from 40 countries. We are a subsidiary of BASF, the largest chemical company in the world.