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.
Paris. The global energy market is changing as never before: the increase in the oil and gas production in the USA has put worldwide prices for oil and gas under pressure and redrawn the energy map.
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Breathe in, breathe out – we start the new week relaxed and refreshed. Like our Norwegian colleagues in Stavanger. They gathered in the park in front of their office building last week – and used their break at noon for a “Yoga Lunch Break”. In that sense: We wish you a relaxed start into the new week! #monday2015-07-06T09:19:59+0200
A passion for oil and gas and seeing setbacks as challenges: that's Volker Sittnick in a nutshell. He now works as a shift foreman at Wintershall’s oil production facilitity in Aitingen, Bavaria - even though his first application to Wintershall was initially turned down. Learn more about him and his way to Wintershall here: bit.ly/1IJgOi7 #peopleatwintershall2015-07-01T14:37:13+0200
We wanted to know which Facebook news did interest you the most in June? Your favorite this time: Our mini-platform L6-B that has begun to produce natural gas in the Dutch North Sea.2015-06-30T11:01:01+0200
To pluck up one’s courage and jump. That’s how you learn new things and leave your comfort zone – like these young artists from the Russian circus Upsala for children and youngsters, that is supported by Wintershall. Most of these acrobats are former street children who can find their way back to a regular life thanks to the circus. In this sense: We wish you a great start into the week and lots of courage for new challenges! #monday2015-06-29T14:19:13+0200
Today is the international Day of the Seafarer. We pay deference to all seafarers, especially today - Wintershall relies on the men and women at sea as well. They steer the ships that tow our platforms to the right positions. They supply our offshore platforms with material and transport our produced oil. Thank you! #dayoftheseafarer2015-06-25T13:53:43+0200
Heavy lifting: two steel tanks in one of our production sites in Northern Germany got a new roof. The tanks, that can hold a total volume of 2.5 million liters, are 11 meters high and have a diameter of 18 meters. To lift the heavyweight roof onto the walls careful planning and a crane lift were needed. We say: Wow!2015-06-24T15:53:48+0200
Midsummer is celebrated in various ways across Europe. Today on the eve of June 23 our Norwegian colleagues celebrate it too, with a large bonfire - only in Norway the celebration is called St. Hans Day or Jonsok. Enjoy a nice and safe celebration!2015-06-23T17:07:34+0200
Preparing and explaining complicated technical projects, so everybody can understand them - as a Spokesperson for Research and Technology at Wintershall Katrin can fully live out her passion for complex topics. For example concerning the research project "Schizophyllan" - a biopolymer that shall help produce more oil. The basis is provided by a fungus that grows naturally in forests. Learn more about Katrin and her job at Wintershall here: bit.ly/wmwntP #peopleatwintershall2015-06-23T15:42:50+0200
We start the week with an impression from Russia. Rows and rows of Matryoshka dolls are standing in a store in Russia – each doll contains smaller dolls inside. The concept was invented in 1890 in Russia. An idea which is now known worldwide. We wish you a good start into the week – with lots of great ideas! #monday2015-06-22T16:31:05+0200
We can’t imagine a world without crude oil - but did you know for example that 40,000 products from the chemical industry depend on it? Without oil there would be no iPads, no lunchboxes and no CDs - oil is used as a base material for their plastic. Learn more interesting facts about oil here: bit.ly/1KYGHPK2015-06-19T14:56:36+0200
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.