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Focus on German-Norwegian energy relations Mario Mehren meets Norway’s Oil and Energy Minister in Berlin / Securing Europe’s energy supplies with oil and gas from the North Sea

Germany and Norway have a strong partnership – but what influence will the new general elections for both governments in September and the resurgence in protectionism have on the (energy) relations between the two countries? 

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Maria ahead of schedule Accelerated production start-up planned for first half of 2018 / Norwegian Minister Søviknes visits Maria drilling rig

Today, Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Terje Søviknes, and Wintershall’s Chief Executive Officer, Mario Mehren, visit the Deepsea Stavanger rig in the Norwegian Sea ahead of reservoir drilling on the Wintershall-operated Maria field.

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Wintershall Norge license map

Wintershall Norge has more than 60 licenses on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, making us one of the largest license holders in the region.

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25.04.2017 Minister of Labour Anniken Hauglie opens Wintershall’s main office in Stavanger

Commends Wintershall for creating jobs in Norway

19.04.2017 Wintershall Noordzee B.V. starts first oil production in Danish North Sea

Ravn production platform on stream / Test phase for neighboring project areas

22.03.2017 Oil and gas production at record level

Wintershall continues on growth course / Robust portfolio ensures profitability / Positive free cash flow despite low prices


15.02.2017 Skarfjell development concept submitted

Wintershall pursues subsea tie-back solution for oil and gas development in Norwegian North Sea / Own-operated field enters next project phase


17.01.2017 Wintershall awarded five licenses in the APA 2016 licensing round

Wintershall receives five licenses on the Norwegian Continental Shelf

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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 85 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 50 countries. We are a subsidiary of BASF, the largest chemical company in the world.