January 23, 2018

Wintershall is continuing to invest in the domestic production of crude oil and natural gas: “We’re sending a clear signal with our activities in Germany. Oil and gas from local sources have excellent prospects,” said Andreas Scheck, Head of Wintershall Deutschland, on Friday at the company’s traditional New Year Reception in Barnstorf, Lower Saxony (Rural District of Diepholz).
Wintershall’s largest German onshore oil field in Emlichheim is currently laying the foundation for a substantial development of further crude oil reserves over the coming decades, explained Scheck. A modern, high-resolution 3D seismic survey, which will be completed at the end of February, will allow Wintershall to plan new wells along the German-Dutch border. Emlichheim in Lower Saxony, which is one of the largest and most tradition-steeped oil production sites in Germany, has produced oil almost constantly for the last 70 years. “That’s a world record!” said Scheck. Wintershall successfully completed a drilling campaign in Emlichheim in 2017.
Wintershall is also investing in domestic oil production in southern Germany. For example, Wintershall completed a state-of-the-art 3D seismic survey at the Landau site (Rhineland-Palatinate) in early 2017. “We achieved very good measurement results,” said Scheck. Geologists and reservoir engineers are currently exploring the potential for new drilling. Wintershall has been recovering crude oil in Landau for over 60 years.
Wintershall Holding GmbH, based in Kassel, Germany, is a wholly owned subsidiary of BASF in Ludwigshafen. The company has been active in the extraction of natural resources for 120 years, and in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas for over 85 years. (Source: Wintershall)