Development With attention to detail

Backed by a broad portfolio of development projects, Wintershall Dea is working now to be successful tomorrow, leveraging the expertise and know-how of our employees and long-standing partnerships.

The Njord A platform off the coast of Norway produced gas and oil until 2016. An upgrade is making it fit to tackle new challenges.

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Whether it’s Nova in Norway, Achim Development in Russia or the West Nile Delta in Egypt, Wintershall Dea is involved in new and highly promising natural gas and crude oil projects across the globe. Developing new fields until they come on stream demands a lot of know-how and is cost-intensive. The entire production process is planned in detail. Production facilities are designed and built. Cooperation with licence partners and authorities is very important in this phase.

Engineering to develop fields

We drive development projects with our expertise. Our project teams comprise experts from the disciplines of exploration, geology, reservoir engineering, plant construction, drilling technology and project management. Their know-how turns development concepts into concrete plans. The engineers prepare the front-end engineering and design (FEED) and implement it within the defined technical and commercial framework. The development phase ends when production starts.

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Development Facility Engineering Wintershall Dea

One of the rigs at Achim Development.

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Dvalin

It is one of Wintershall Dea’s most promising projects in Norway. Development is making huge progress.

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Dvalin

It is one of Wintershall Dea’s most promising projects in Norway. Development is making huge progress.

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97 km2

IS THE SIZE OF THE AGUADA FEDERAL BLOCK IN NEUQUÉN PROVINCE, CENTRAL ARGENTINA.

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PRODUCTION WELLS ARE PLANNED FOR THE SECOND DEVELOPMENT PHASE OF ACHIM DEVELOPMENT.

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TONS IS THE WEIGHT OF THE TOPSIDE MODULE BEING INSTALLED ON GJØA.

Core Business Development Well Construction
Core Business Development Well Construction

The heads of PDC drills are fitted with numerous diamonds. They are mainly used in medium-hard rock formations.

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Wintershall Dea/Jan Eirik Gjerdevik

THE TECHNIQUE IS VITAL IN DRILLING

The path to gas and oil is stony, in the literal sense of the word. Experts can only work their way to the natural resources through very demanding rock if they use state-of-the-art drilling techniques. Whether an exploration or a production well: Drilling has to be planned so that, where possible, the precise spot in a reservoir is reached. That’s why the direction is checked all the time during drilling and adjusted if necessary. Wintershall Dea uses a range of innovative drilling methods to enable efficient and eco-friendly production. As a result, not only depths of up to 4,000 metres are achieved. Horizontal drilling is often carried out, for example, if the rig is located a distance away from the reservoir or to avoid particularly tough rock zones.

THERE ARE DIFFERENT METHODS OF DRILLING
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Development Project Management Wintershall Dea

Keeping an eye on everything – that’s the task of the project manager.

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Wintershall Dea/Alejandro Kirchuk

GOOD PROJECT MANAGEMENT IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS

Efficient project management is crucial to successful development of new reservoirs. Wintershall Dea has a separate unit comprising experts to offer support in projects worldwide on matters relating to governance, processes and structures, quality assurance or portfolio management. That helps ensure that consistent standards apply at all locations. This is one reason why the company can work cost-effectively and sustainably.