COMPANY Wintershall Norge
At Wintershall Norge, we make things happen. We are one of the most successful oil and gas companies on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) and have ambitions to become one of the leading players in the industry. The NCS is one of the core regions in Wintershall’s global portfolio and we are here to stay.
Wintershall Norge has a unique advantage being a part of BASF. This gives us a strong financial backbone and the support to achieve our ambitious goals.
We have achieved extraordinary exploration successes in recent years with for example the Maria and Skarfjell discoveries, and are moving quickly to develop the reserves. In 2013 we became the operator of a major production platform in Norway for the first time. We have a long-term approach and are investing about half of our worldwide exploration budget in the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
I am proud to lead one of the fastest growing oil and gas companies in Norway, and I look forward to even more success in the future.
Bernd Schrimpf, Managing Director
Our ambitions Ambitious goals
Our goal is to develop Wintershall Norge into a leading oil and gas company in Norway known for its ability to create value and attract the best people in the industry. Our ambitions in 2015 are to:
- Produce 50 000 boed from our portfolio in Norway
- Maintain a strong development and exploration portfolio for further growth
- Secure and maintain a 10 years reserve life
- Operate own development projects
- Have a strong in house expertise in exploration, drilling, field development, production operations and business development
- Maintain a value driven organisation
- Maintain a strong HSE record, according to Wintershall corporate targets
- Be recognised as one of the leading new players on the NCS
We strongly believe that achieving our ambitious goals means being Creative, Open, Responsible and Entrepreneurial.
Being creative means having the courage to pursue bold ideas, working together to inspire our colleagues and striving to constantly improve every area of the business.
Being open means being receptive to new ideas, valuing diversity, sharing in the success of others, and honestly sharing our opinions in an environment of trust and respect.
Being responsible means never compromising on safety, adhering to demanding standards of compliance, and taking our commitment to society and the environment seriously.
We will be entrepreneurial and make sure that we make decisions which make a difference to our partners and make a contribution to Norwegian society.
Wintershall Norge's History Short but productive history
Wintershall Norge AS opens office in Oslo
Company is awarded its first licenses in APA 2006
Wintershall Norge announces offer for all shares in the Norwegian listed E&P company Revus Energy ASA
The acquisition of Revus Energy is completed and Wintershall Norge announces that all activities in Norway will move to Stavanger
Wintershall Norge is awarded six exploration licenses in APA 2008 including five operatorships
Wintershall Norge announces the Grosbeak oil and gas discovery in its first operated exploration well on the Norwegian Continental Shelf
The company moves into new offices in Hinna Park in Stavanger
Wintershall increases stake in Grosbeak discovery to 45 percent
Wintershall Norge is awarded four new licenses in APA 2009 including three operatorships
Maria and Blakeney discoveries
Wintershall Norge is awarded ten new production licenses in the APA 2010 licensing round and secures the highest number of production on the NCS after Statoil
Wintershall Norge wins employer of the year award, ranking among three most attractive employers on NCS and is nominated to be explorer of the year
Wintershall is awarded first Operatorship in the Barents Sea
Wintershall raises share in Maria discovery to 50 percent
The Norwegian Petroleum and Energy Ministry has awarded Wintershall Norge working interests in seven new exploration licenses in the current round APA 2011
Discovery of Skarfjell
Appraisal well proves in higher range of estimate on oil and gas estimates for “Maria”
Wintershall and Statoil agree on asset swap in the North Sea oil and gas fields Brage, Vega, Gjøa and Edvard Grieg
The Norwegian Petroleum and Energy Ministry awards Wintershall Norge working interest in seven new exploration licenses in licensing round APA 2012
Wintershall completes successful appraisal well on Asha Noor
Wintershall Norge completes asset swap deal with Statoil
Opens Bergen office
Wintershall Norge takes over operatorship of Brage from Statoil
Subsea tieback selected as preferred development option for Wintershall's Maria field
Wintershall is awarded eight new licenses in Norway
Wintershall Norge optimizes it's portfolio in the north sea. Northern UK assets aquired by hungarian MOL Group
Wintershall ranked the fastest growing large company in norway by Magazine Kapital
Wintershall acquires from Statoil additional shares in oil and gas fields Vega and Gjøa, the Aasta Hansteen development, the Asterix discovery, the Polarled pipeline project, and four exploration licenses
Studies show higher estimated reserves for the Maria field
Wintershall Norge is awarded eight new promising licenses in APA 2014 including three operatorships
Wintershall Norge takes over operatorship of Vega from Statoil
Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) for Maria submitted to Norwegian authorities
Wintershall Norge optimises its portfolio by divesting selected non-operated assets to Tellus Petroleum AS. Tellus becomes new partner on the Maria Development.
Wintershall is Germany's largest internationally active crude oil and natural gas producer. Wintershall is a subsidiary of BASF, the world's leading chemical company. For more than 80 years, Wintershall has produced oil and gas for the European market, exploring on four different continents.
Bernd graduated from the Technical University in Clausthal-Zellerfeld (Germany) in 1980 and holds a Diploma in Petroleum Engineering. The same year he joined Wintershall as a Drilling Engineer. Since then he has worked in various positions at the Kassel headquarters in Germany and the firm’s other international locations.
He has 16 years’ international experience as operations manager in Libya, Germany and the Dutch North Sea. During this time he has been responsible for all operational activities and numerous field development projects. Before being appointed managing director of Wintershall Norge in October 2010, Bernd ran the operation in Germany in a similar position as general manager.
Janne holds an MSc degree in Offshore Technology - specialisation within Environmental Technology from University of Stavanger (UiS). Over the last 14 years she has held various managerial positions within HSE in the oil and gas sector.
Before joining Wintershall Norge, she had HSE and HSEQ management positions in Maersk Drilling; she was supervision coordinator in PSA for mobile facilities and drilling contractors, and project team Leader for PSA`s project Chemical working environment in offshore petroleum activities. Janne has experience in general HSE, occupational health & safety, chemical risk management, quality assurance and regulatory development, audits and supervision activities.
Roland graduated from Göttingen University in 1994. After two years in the retail business in Germany, he joined Wintershall’s Libya operation as a financial accountant. In 2000 he headed back to Germany to Wintershall’s Kassel headquarters where, amongst other things, he set up the finance department in the company’s new Qatar Opco.
Three years later, in 2003, he became accounting manager in the Dutch subsidiary, WINZ before heading back to Libya for a second spell to become finance manager in 2007. By 2010 he had transferred to Wintershall’s parent, BASF, from where the group’s annual and quarterly financial reports were one of his responsibilities.
In 2013 Roland joined Wintershall Norge in Stavanger and is now head of Finance and Information Management.
Guy graduated from Kings College, University of London in 1980 with a degree in Geology. He worked as a geophysicist with Hamilton Brothers predominantly in the North Sea before joining British Gas (later BG) in 1990.
Guy's BG career took him to many parts of the world, including stints in south east Asia, the UK and Norway. In 2004 he became the exploration manager for BG in Norway. He took the same job in Wintershall Norge in January 2010.
Eivind joined Revus in 2006. He holds a MSc degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Stavanger (UiS). During the last 20 years he has gained experience from the upstream oil & gas industry through various positions in different companies (Elf, Western Atlas, Enterprise Oil, and Shell).
His core technical competencies are within the areas of petrophysics, reservoir engineering, and production engineering. Follow-up and management of development and production licenses on the Norwegian continental shelf has been one of his key areas of responsibility during the last years of managerial positions in Enterprise and Shell.
Alv has broad oil and gas industry experience from his career at Statoil and Amoco Norway Oil Company, where he held various leading positions within business development, negotiations, field development, gas supply and infrastructure, gas marketing and Process Control Systems. At Statoil he was VP marketing for Germany and the Netherlands giving him a thorough knowledge of the German gas market. His most recent position, before joining Wintershall in October 2012, was as Offshore Installation Manager at the Kristin field (close to Wintershalls Maria field in the Norwegian Sea).
Before choosing oil and gas, Alv was a director at Telenor Nett, participating in the digitising of Norway and helping to transform Telenor from a monopoly to a listed company on the Norwegian Stock Exchange. He also established a telecom company in Stavanger which he and his partners later sold to Alcatel Telecom.
Alv graduated from the University of Stavanger in 1986 with a Bsc in Microprocessor technology and Economy. He also has a master’s degree in Strategy and Leadership from the Norwegian Business School (BI).
Nils Helge joined Wintershall Norge in April 2011. He had previously worked at Statoil for 23 years where he began his career as a financial analyst. From 1994 he worked in Statoil's international upstream division, where he obtained experience in business development, negotiations, exploration, operations and management.
Nils Helge has experience from Africa, Asia, and from North and South America. He has been seconded overseas for a total of seven years to Houston, Lagos (Nigeria) and Singapore. Before he joined Wintershall Norge, he was director of Statoil's Asia & Oceania Region. Nils Helge graduated as an economist from the University of Bergen in 1987.
Ellen joined Revus in 2004. She holds a BSc degree in Engineering from Bergen Engineering College. She has more than 20 years of experience within oil and gas including stints with Norsk Hydro, Saga Petroleum, Statoil and BP Norge, where she has provided planning and operational support for offshore drilling & well activity, as well early phase field development and project execution.
Ellen has held several managerial positions, including lead engineer for Statoil on the Åsgard project, department manager in Saga Petroleum and performance and project team leader for BP Norway's Drilling and Wells department.
Risk/consequence and cost evaluations have always been an integral part of her work, and she has headed the development of the management systems in both BP Norway Drilling Department and in Revus Energy.
Tone graduated with a Master of Management from the Norwegian School of Management in Stavanger. Over the last 20 years she has held senior management and HR positions in Stavanger kommune, Telia, SpareBank 1 SR-Bank, and Stavanger Aftenblad. Throughout her career Tone has emphasised the importance of obtaining, developing and retaining expertise.
She has helped foster positive attitude toward organisational objectives, and served as a link between management and employees by handling questions, interpreting and administrating contracts and helping resolve work-related problems. She joined Wintershall in June 2009.
Cecilie joined Wintershall in April 2011 from Statoil where she worked for 14 years. Before joining Statoil she spent a few years at Saga Petroleum. Her experience is mainly in procurement, and she was procurement manager in Statoil's International Division for several years.
She also spent 2½ years as procurement manager for Statoil Nigeria in Lagos. Cecilie holds a Master of Management degree from the Norwegian Business School (BI), and includes Supply Chain Management among her specialist subjects.
Hugo held various positions in Wintershall before joining Wintershall Norge. He has held several subsurface & production roles, been in strategic planning at Wintershall headquarters in Kassel, Germany, and held operational management functions. Hugo has wide international experience, working in Germany, The Netherlands, Argentina, Libya and now in Norway where for several years he was a platform manager in the North Sea.
Hugo managed a group of six development projects in Norway as asset manager before focusing on the development of the Maria oil discovery, which is managed as a separate department with Wintershall Norge. Hugo's professional interests include HSE, project management & delivery, operations & subsurface and collaborative working. Hugo holds an MSc. Degree from Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands where he graduated in Petroleum Engineering, specialisation Reservoir Engineering.
After graduating with a law degree in 1996, Tina spent three years practising in two Bergen law firms. In between she worked as as an associate professor at the Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen for one year. After moving to Stavanger, she joined the law firm Kluge in 2002, practising mainly corporate law. In the latter half of her time at Kluge, she was seconded to the legal team within BP Norge for a year and a half, during and after which she focused mainly on the area of petroleum law. In June 2011, she joined Wintershall Norge as Legal Manager. In November 2013, she joined the management team.
Børge Nerland graduated in 1995 with an MSc in Petroleum Engineering from the Norwegian Institute of Technology in Trondheim. He spent more than a decade working at BP, gaining international experience in the UK, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Trinidad, Algeria and Alaska in the US.
Børge has experience in onshore and offshore drilling, and field developments, with special qualifications in well drilling, completions and intervention. He spent a year as production supervisor on the Valhall platform in the North Sea before moving to Wintershall Norge in 2010. In 2014 he joined the Wintershall Norge management team as Head of Production.
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Wintershall Norge holds around 50 licenses on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. We are operator on around half of our licenses which stretch the whole length of the Norwegian coast. Over the past few years, we have been one of the most successful exploration companies in the region and we are now developing our own fields for production. We continue to explore our own assets and work closely with our partners to produce oil and gas throughout the whole area, from mature fields in the North Sea all the way to the Barents Sea in the Arctic.