Stavanger. With the start of production of the Edvard Grieg field in the North Sea, Wintershall has strengthened its position as one of the major oil and gas producers on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
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.
Corporate Social Media
Love is in the air – and flowers! Today is Valentine’s day. Smile, be happy and think about a small present for someone special! If you are already looking for extraordinary ideas for next years’ Valentine’s Day: How about a pair of matching self-knitted pullovers? And for those who aren’t in the mood for Valentine’s day: there are 364 other days of the year (and in 2016 even 365) where you can show that special someone, what they mean to you. Happy #valentinesday!2016-02-14T09:00:01+0100
Ever wondered what our name "Wintershall" actually means? Let’s take a quick look at our 120 year old company history. In the beginning, Wintershall only produced potash salts – “Hall” is the old Germanic word for salt. The second part of Wintershall’s name comes from one of its two founders, Carl Julius Winter. In 1930 oil was discovered in one of the mine shafts, which led to Wintershall shifting its focus to oil. Since then we produce oil and from 1951 onwards also natural gas – worldwide!2016-02-12T09:47:10+0100
What do geologists do exactly? And how do they help us find oil & gas? The natural resources we are looking for are hidden deep below the ground. Geologists are experts for the subsurface. They estimate where crude oil and natural gas might be or how much a reservoir might contain. They also define suitable locations for exploration and production wells. You could call them “hunters” in search of natural resources. Learn more about the search for oil & gas and geological studies here: bit.ly/10vBw5x2016-02-09T12:15:22+0100
Decorating birch branches with colorful feathers follows an old custom in Norway to mark the transition from winter to spring. The tradition has become a part of Fastelaven, which our Norwegian colleagues celebrated this Sunday - this also involves eating sweet buns with whipped cream and jam. Yummy! So we wish you all a nice week - while we here in Europe wait for spring to start! #Monday2016-02-08T13:47:59+0100
Oil and gas production without highly specialized technologies is not possible anymore. That’s why we put a strong focus on research and innovation. Would you have thought that a fungus could help produce more oil? No? That is one of our research projects though. Learn more about the science and thought process behind the idea here: bit.ly/Y3WtT32016-02-05T12:04:11+0100
The Gullkronen are Norway’s annual “oil and gas Oscars” - and Wintershall has been honoured in being named runner up as both Project Developer and Operator of the Year. Thank you for the nomination and congratulations to the winners Lundin Petroleum, Det norske oljeselskap ASA and Statoil! Learn more about the awards here: bit.ly/1KrPkEN #gullkronen2016-02-04T13:17:37+0100
Did you ever ask yourself how offshore platforms are built? Take a look at this new video which shows how the living quarters for Aasta-Hansteen are lifted with enormous cranes onto the platform. It almost looks like a whole building is being lifted up! bit.ly/1nKdXme Wintershall is a shareholder in Aasta-Hansteen as well – read more about the project here: bit.ly/1NqWjsg2016-02-02T16:01:00+0100
Rise and shine – it’s February and the days are getting longer and brighter! Our Wintershall-to-go cup doesn’t need to be told twice and enjoys the sunrise on the Norwegian coast. Did you also have an early start this morning? We wish you a great “take-off” into the new week with lots of energy! #Monday2016-02-01T10:38:48+0100
An unusual way to work – this was your favorite Facebook post in January. Our colleagues in Norway, who work on the offshore platform in Brage, reach their work with a helicopter. You want to learn more about people and their work at Wintershall? Learn more here: bit.ly/1IJgOi72016-01-29T13:56:16+0100
Tonight, Germany and Norway face each other in the semifinals of the European Handball Championship. Even though we battle against each other for making it to the finals, we still produce oil and gas together. That’s why we keep our fingers crossed for both teams: Come on Germany! Heia Norge! For more information on our activities in Germany and Norway, please visit our websites www.wintershall.de (in German only) and www.wintershall.no.2016-01-29T11:46:42+0100
Honored to be runner up as Project Developer & Operator of the Year in Norway. Congratulations to the winners! t.co/VAfv98yAzX2016-02-04T13:11:18+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 around 2,000 people from 40 countries. We are a subsidiary of BASF, the largest chemical company in the world.