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Wintershall Noordzee B.V. based in Rijswijk, the Netherlands, was established in 1965. One of the largest producers of natural gas in the Netherlands, Wintershall operates a total of 26 offshore installations in the North Sea, one of our traditional core regions. To ensure the efficiency of our operations, we control 17 of these Dutch platforms and one in Germany, as well as the Wingate platform in the UK, from the Wintershall central control room in Den Helder, the Netherlands, with a cutting-edge radio surveillance and control system.


BASF and LetterOne sign letter of intent to merge Wintershall and DEA
BASF and LetterOne want to found one of the largest independent oil and gas companies in Europe. And are planning to issue an IPO in the medium term.
Wintershall DEA: success based on tradition.

BASF confirms discussions with Letter One

BASF is in discussions regarding a potential merger of BASF Group’s oil and gas activities with Letter One’s oil and gas activities bundled in the DEA Group. BASF would hold the majority of the shares in the joint enterprise. An Initial Public Offering (IPO) of the joint enterprise would be an option in the medium term. The outcome of the discussions is open and there is no assurance that any transaction will be consummated.

Wintershall in the Netherlands

Wintershall Nederland B.V. is the Dutch holding for Wintershall in the Netherlands. The holding consists of five subsidiary companies, is 50% shareholder in Wintershall Noordzee B.V. and Wintershall Services B.V., and is sole shareholder in Wintershall Transport & Trading B.V., Wintershall Global Support B.V. and Wintershall Petroleum B.V., all located in Rijswijk. Wintershall Noordzee B.V. and Wintershall Services B.V. are active in the exploration and production of oil and gas in the Dutch, Danish and English sectors of the North Sea.

Wintershall is an international oil and gas company

Operations in four continents
Wintershall is an international active oil and gas company with operations in four continents. We look back on 120 years of drilling experience. For more than 85 years, we have been actively involved in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. The company employs about 2,000 people from 50 countries. We are s subsidiary of BASF, the largest chemical company in the world.