Production Success through innovation

The production of natural gas and crude oil is our core business. With Wintershall Dea's many years of experience and innovative methods, it sets standards for efficient, safe and environmentally friendly production.

Wintershall Dea produced an average of 617 million boe a day in 2019.

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Core Business Production Wintershall Dea
Core Business Production Wintershall Dea
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Every project has its specific demands. The requirements in production offshore differ from those on land. A different infrastructure is needed for natural gas than for crude oil. Besides the drilling depth and the specifics of the rock, a further factor plays a key role: “age.” The longer production has been under way, the more difficult it becomes to recover the remaining quantities cost-effectively. In view of growing global energy needs, it is important to exploit every reservoir as efficiently as possible. Wintershall Dea uses innovative methods to extend the life of a reservoir and also produce from smaller deposits.

STAKING ALL ON NATURAL GAS

Wintershall Dea is a gas and crude oil company. In that order. Natural gas accounts for around 70 percent of the company’s production portfolio. Wintershall Dea therefore plays a major part in tackling the two biggest challenges facing our society: successful climate transformation and securing the world’s growing energy needs. Natural gas is far easier to produce than crude oil. Natural gas is usually gaseous in the reservoir and so very mobile. Wintershall Dea produces it in a total of nine countries.

Core Business Gas Production Juschno
Core Business Gas Production Juschno

Wintershall Dea produces around 25 billion cubic meters of natural gas a year at Yuzhno-Russkoye.

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Wintershall Dea/Anton Kositsyn
NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION WORLDWIDE

8.5 m.

CUBIC METRES OF NATURAL GAS ARE PRODUCED DAILY BY VEGA PLÉYADE.

2015

IS WHEN VEGA, WINTERSHALL DEA’S FIRST SUBSEA PROJECT, BEGAN PRODUCTION IN NORWAY.

70 %

THE SHARE NATURAL GAS ACCOUNTS FOR IN WINTERSHALL DEA’S PORTFOLIO.

EFFICIENT CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION

For heating, as a fuel or for producing high-quality materials: Crude oil will be needed as a resource for a long time to come. While global demand is rising, reserves are limited, which is why the available sources need to be fully exploited as efficiently as possible and new reserves developed. Wintershall Dea uses innovative technologies in that. The company boasts more than 125 years of experience in safely producing crude oil. It is involved in challenging projects worldwide together with international partners. The company’s expertise keeps on growing with every project.

Wintershall Dea Germany Mittelplate Offshore Platform
Wintershall Dea Germany Mittelplate Offshore Platform

A complex safety concept for Mittelplate guarantees trouble-free production.

 

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Subsea Production Aker
Subsea Production Aker

The yellow subsea module is made ready for transportation at the shipyard in Egersund, Norway.

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Wintershall Dea/Thor Oliversen

PRODUCTION UNDER WATER

Wintershall Dea has positioned itself worldwide as an expert in smart subsea development. The use of modules installed on the seabed means natural gas and crude oil can be produced in regions that are difficult to reach with conventional offshore platforms. The modules are connected to a host platform via underwater pipeline networks and riser pipe systems. Because existing platforms are linked together, this method not only reduces costs, but also extends the economic service life of the existing infrastructure. Wintershall Dea has already used the method successfully in Norway in the Vega, Aasta Hansteen and Maria projects. Two further subsea fields – Nova and Dvalin – are scheduled to commence production.

A milestone for nova

Wintershall Dea installed the Nova subsea template on the seabed in 2019.

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A milestone for nova

Wintershall Dea installed the Nova subsea template on the seabed in 2019.

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