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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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“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

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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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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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

05.05.2015 Maria field: Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) submitted

Maria field will become Wintershall’s first operated discovery brought to production in Norway / Cost efficient multi-host solution to utilize existing infrastructure in...

19.03.2015 Wintershall with stable income

Fourth year of billion-euro profits in a row / Active portfolio management: expansion of activities in Norway / New production target: 190 million boe in 2018

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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! #monday

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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: #peopleatwintershall

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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.

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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! #monday

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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! #dayoftheseafarer

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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!

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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!

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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: #peopleatwintershall

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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! #monday

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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:


Goldman Sachs: #Oil price weakness due to oversupply and a surge in #OPEC production. #Brent at $56.16/barrel.


Oil price down: "Uncertainty over Greece is bearish for #oil", says @petromatrix analyst. #Brent at $58.79/barrel.


US rig count rises 1st time since Dec 2014, #oil price drops. Analysts see #drilling slump end. #Brent $61.84/barrel.


American Petroleum Institute: #Oil under pressure from surprise gain in U.S. crude stocks. #Brent at $63.04/barrel.


C. Fritsch, Commerzbank: “Oversupply will ease gradually in the second half of this year”. #Brent at 62.61$/barrel.


Today you get 1 second as a gift. It compensates the irregular earth’s rotation. What do you do with it? #leapsecond


Brent crude heads to lowest close since April. Greek crisis has investors shun riskier assets #Brent at $62.3/barrel.


Oversupply limits #oil rally potential and puts pressure on price, Petromatrix expert says. #Brent at $62.8/barrel.


Strong demand for #oil products balances oil glut. U.S. #gasoline demand is highest since 1991. #Brent: $63.2/barrel.


Today is #dayoftheseafarer. A big thank you to all seafarers supplying our platforms #offshore! @SeafarerDay @IMOHQ

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.