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.
Wintershall Noordzee B.V. has commenced production from its first own-operated Danish oil field. The Ravn field (Block 5/06) produces oil from a depth of approximately 4,000 meters via a newly constructed production platform in the Danish North Sea, some 300 kilometers North of the Dutch town of Den Helder.
Kassel. Wintershall is on a growth course and attained a historic level of production in 2016 of 165 million barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) despite the difficult conditions in the industry.
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 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.