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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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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

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...

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“Thumbs up at yesterday’s festive dinner on the occasion of 10 years of partnership between Kassel and Novy Urengoy. It was a full-blown banquet with classic music played live by a trio and one toast followed by another. We stood up after every toast to clink glasses. Very special was the arctic fish Muksun, which is served frozen. It is a traditional dish of the indigenous people Nentsen, who are living as nomads in the tundra. I felt the warm and kind relationship between the two partnering cities Kassel and Novy Urengoy.” Adrián

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“We arrived in Siberia and are completely overwhelmed by the endless horizons. In Novy Urengoy we are taking in the first breath of winter. The city exists for 40 years only and grew by leaps and bounds. This is all due to the gas industry in this region. I am surprised by the city built so far from everywhere and eager to explore the place in the next days.”, says Karina. #TripToSiberia

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Green light for Wintershall's first operated development in Norway: The Norwegian Government has approved the plan for the Maria field. Tord Lien, the Minister for for Petroleum and Energy called it "great news" for the Norwegian supplier industry. Olje- og energidepartementet, Norsk olje og gass

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All my bags are packed. I'm ready to go! Today the #TripToSiberia starts for our colleagues Karina from Germany and Adrián from Argentina. Both got the chance to visit our coldest production site. They will fly off to Russia’s gas capital Novy Urengoy to celebrate the city’s 40th anniversary and to visit the facilities of the Wintershall joint venture Achimgaz right at the Arctic Circle. Follow their trip to the cold North via our daily posts #TripToSiberia

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Are you as excited as we are? In only a few days, another young expert will receive the Young Vision Award for an outstanding idea in the field of oil and gas research. This year in focus: reducing environmental risks by improving existing technologies in the oil and gas operations. The ceremony will take place September 18, 2015 at the National Mineral Resources University, St. Petersburg. We are looking forward to numerous guests so don’t miss out the ceremony. More information: #youngvisionaward

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Today is the meteorological beginning of autumn in the northern hemisphere. While we wait for colorful leaves and lower temperatures our colleagues in Argentina look forward to spring. Here you can learn more about our core region South America:

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Some of us jump out of their bed and go out for a run, others prefer a cup of coffee to start a new week. We like both ways and wonder: What is your Monday morning ritual? #Monday

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We produce oil and natural gas all over the world – but 50% of the world’s reserves are located in the Middle East, a region with great reserves potential. Wintershall launched its first exploration well here in 2014 for the sour gas and condensate field Shuwaihat in Abu Dhabi. Find more information on the Shuwaihat project and on sour gas on our special site:

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Oljebransjen har fortsatt behov for dyktige medarbeidere i framtiden. Malin Norén Eriksen studerer industriell økonomi med spesialisering i boring og prosjektledelse ved Universitetet i Stavanger. Les hva hun tenker om utsiktene i markedet og sommerjobben hos Wintershall.

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You always wanted to something just because? Today you have the perfect opportunity, because it’s the “Just-because-day”. Do a somersault, wiggle your toes or dance in the rain! We wish you a lot of fun!


Approval for Wintershall's Maria development in Norway. -Great news, says Minister @tordlien


Russia's energy minister said he expected oil market oversupply to continue this year. #Brent at 51.30$/barrel.


Gazprom, BASF, E.ON, ENGIE, OMV and Shell sign Shareholders’ Agreement on the Nord Stream 2 project.


BASF/ Wintershall and Gazprom agree to complete asset swap.


Plan for Development and Operation for Maria field in Norway approved.


Oliver Jakob, PetroMatrix: Oil market is quietening down after extreme moves. #Brent crude oil at 50.30$/Barrel.


Oversupply of crude #oil could last longer than expected. #Brent at 48.70$/barrel around noon.


China's giant manufacturing sector contracts at its fastest pace in three years. #Brent currently at 52.70$/Barrel.


After #Brent climbed 10 percent last week, #oil prices fell on Monday. One barrel Brent is now at $48,95.


U.S. economy grew faster than expected in the second quarter. The oil market reacted positive. #Brent at $48.25.

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.