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Wintershall Awards Rig Contract for Maria Field Development to Odfjell Drilling Wintershall Awards Rig Contract to Odfjell Drilling for the Deepsea Stavanger drilling unit / Contract value approximately 175 million US Dollar

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.

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Wintershall to sell selected assets on the Norwegian continental shelf Focus on own-operated assets / Tellus Petroleum to join Maria Development

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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Wintershall Norge has around 50 licenses on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, making us one of the largest license holders in the region.

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07.09.2015 Wintershall Awards Rig Contract for Maria Field Development to Odfjell Drilling

Wintershall Awards Rig Contract to Odfjell Drilling for the Deepsea Stavanger drilling unit / Contract value approximately 175 million US Dollar

04.09.2015 Plan for Development and Operation for Maria approved

Government approval for Wintershall’s first operated development in Norway / BASF subsidiary moves ahead with field development

18.06.2015 Wintershall to sell selected assets on the Norwegian continental shelf

Focus on own-operated assets / Tellus Petroleum to join Maria Development

02.06.2015 “Challenging market environment also offers opportunities”

New Chairman wants to continue growth / Mario Mehren: Wintershall strategy has proven itself / Russia is and remains an important core region

08.05.2015 Wintershall awards subsea contract for Maria field

Contract value of approximately 300 million US Dollar / Second major Maria execution contract awarded by Wintershall Norge

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Next stop Brage platform! The work on an offshore platform involves a special shift system. On our own operated platform Brage in Norway our employees work two weeks at sea and are at home for four weeks. How do they get there? They fly with a helicopter to get home and to the platform!

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¡Hola, Buenos Aires! Next week Wintershall will be at the Argentina Oil & Gas Expo. Meet us in Hall 2 at stand 2C-10 from Monday, October 5th, to Thursday 8th. We’re looking forward to your visit! More information on the #AOG2015 here:

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Finally back outdoors: Geologists and drilling, reservoir and production engineers from Wintershall jointly scrutinised quarries in the Harz region. The rock formations found here on the surface are namely providing them with important information about natural gas deposits at a depth of several thousand of metres. The underground experts also had a competent partner with them: Professor Hilgers and two students from RWTH Aachen University led the excursion. They are currently conducting a geological analysis of the quarries on behalf of Wintershall. #Geology

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People at Wintershall: Elavarasan Selvaraj started his career at Wintershall with our SPEAD program. During this two years he worked in Germany, Norway and in the Netherlands at Wintershall Noordzee – where he stayed and is now convinced: “it is the best place to work.” Get to know Elavarasan Selvaraj here:

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Last week numerous students took the chance at the University Day in Stavanger, Norway, to learn about Wintershall. You are interested in oil and gas as well and graduated in engineering or a technical discipline? Read more about our graduate programs SPEAD and START IN online:

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Three Awards: The International Public Relations Association awarded the communication of Wintershall and agency partner “navos – Public Dialogue Consultants” yesterday evening in Johannesburg. The jury of the IPRA Golden World 2015 awarded the prizes amongst other things for a press trip to Siberia in December 2014 organized by Wintershall and Wintershall’s innovative exhibition communication with little red riding hood and a mushroom. Delighted about the award: Anna Bungarten, Communications Manager Russia, Wintershall (on the left).

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“Optimising recovery: extending the life of existing fields and re-developing old fields” – that’s one of the four areas on which the 8th Petroleum Geology of Northwest Europe Conference will focus. You are interested? Visit the conference, that is supported by Wintershall, in London from September 28-30! Here you can find more information: #PetroleumGeology

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Relaxed and rested, that’s how we start the new week. Just like these cows next to our pumps and facilities in Northern Germany, that enjoy the blue sky and calmly have their breakfast on this Monday morning. In this spirit: We wish you a relaxed start into the week! #monday

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We not only ensure that our society is supplied with enough energy. We are also fully committed to supporting the things that make our society worth living in. That's why social and cultural commitment is natural to us. You’re interested which projects and organizations are close to our heart? More here:

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How do you find oil and gas below the earth’s surface? How do you transport huge platforms? Take a look at our YouTube channel - and explore the world of Wintershall and oil and gas with our videos: #Youtube


#Oil: OPEC Secretary-General al-Badri: "There is one problem we are facing: the overhang". #Brent at 49.75$/barrel.


What a view! Helicopter approaching our Brage platform. On the horizon: Oseberg field centre by @statoilasa #offshore


After a lot of work, the Wintershall stand for #AOG2015 is ready! Looking forward to your visit at stand 2C-10!


A report showing a fall in the number of oil rigs drilling in the US underpins #oil prices. #Brent at 48.66$/Barrel.


#Oil fell on Friday, reversing earlier gains. Turns negative after weak U.S. jobs data. #Brent at 47,1$/barrel.


¡Hola, Buenos Aires! Next week is the Argentina Oil&Gas Expo. Meet Wintershall at stand 2C-10! @IAPG_Info #AOG2015


#Oil prices edges up on strong demand, but Asia's economic slowdown prevents further rise. #Brent at 49,71$/barrel.


#BASF & #Gazprom asset swap completed. Wintershall gets Achimov shares, transfers natural gas trading/storage shares


Unexpectedly big build in U.S. crude inventories leads to increasing #oil prices. #Brent at $48.15/barrel.


Media Relations, B2B, Technology: 3 Awards for Wintershall communication at #GWA15 from @ipraofficial! #IPRACongress

Wintershall is an international oil and gas company Operations in four continents

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.