Leading European Gas and Oil Company
Wintershall Dea is Europe’s leading independent gas and oil company, with activity in five continents. We operate along the length of the Norwegian Continental Shelf, from the North Sea to the Barents. Wintershall Dea also operates along the length of the upstream value chain, from exploration to field development and production. Norway is a core region for Wintershall Dea, delivering gas and oil for Europe’s industry and consumers.
Wintershall Dea is one of Norway’s biggest producers, delivering around 150,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day. With fields under construction, Wintershall Dea will soon produce more than 200,000 daily barrels, making us the third-largest non-state operator on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
Our expertise in every facet of extraction and production, along with our ambition to grow, makes us well placed to expand our position on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Our outstanding team of explorers and engineers, supported by a team of international experts, means we are positioned to grasp opportunities to increase production on the shelf.
Wintershall Dea is a major production operator in Norway and a committed partner. As operator of three fields – Brage, Maria and Vega – we have the knowledge, history and resources to manage a significant growth in self-operated extraction. As a committed partner, on fields such as Skarv, Aasta Hansteen, Njord and Gjøa, we will continue to support our partners in maximising value from our investments.
With a healthy balance of gas and oil, Wintershall Dea has become a major gas exporter for the rest of Europe. Our current production already means we are the third-largest gas producer on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
We are currently operating the development of two tieback fields in Norway that will use existing infrastructure to help produce hydrocarbons from new discoveries. We will soon produce gas from the Dvalin field in the Norwegian Sea, via a tieback to the Heidrun platform. In the North Sea, the Nova field will send oil to the Gjøa platform for processing and export.
Both of these concepts were born from Wintershall Dea’s own discoveries.
Wintershall Dea has more than 100 licenses on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, making it one of the largest license holders in the country. With our team of geologists and geophysicists, we explore along the length of the shelf to uncover resources that we can turn into barrels.
With discoveries under our belt like Maria, which is now a producing field, and Dvalin and Nova, which will soon be producing barrels, we are adept at making our exploration activities come to life. New possibilities are emerging all the time – from our discovery Balderbrå in the Norwegian Sea to the drilling opportunities in our licenses.
Wintershall Dea is on a major growth journey in Norway, pursuing its goals organically and through business development.
As one of the largest license holders in Norway, Wintershall Dea is aggressive in pursuing promising new acreage in the Norwegian licensing rounds, both in established areas and in wildcat territory.
We are confident that the Norwegian authorities trust us to utilise the licenses we are granted, turning prospects into discoveries and discoveries into producing fields.
At the same time, we are always on the lookout for opportunities to expand our business through judicious purchases and swap deals, leveraging the considerable financial backing of our global business to take a share in some of the most fruitful assets in Norway.