Wintershall Noordzee International company with an impressive history
The company now known as Wintershall Noordzee B.V. based in Rijswijk (The Netherlands) was established in 1965, giving us over 50 years of operating experience in the Southern North Sea. One of the larger producers of natural gas in the Netherlands, Wintershall Noordzee operates a total of 21 offshore installations in the Southern North Sea, one of our traditional core regions. To ensure the efficiency of our operations, we monitor and control all our installations on the Dutch, Danish, United Kingdom and German continental shelves from the Central Control Room in Den Helder, the Netherlands, with a cutting-edge radio surveillance and control system. Wintershall Noordzee is also operator of the WestGas Transport (WGT) gas transportation pipeline which comes to shore close to Den Helder, and of the Q8 gas processing facility in IJmuiden.
Our ambitions Meet demand for natural energy resources
Wintershall Noordzee is an advocate for sustainable energy sources, but strongly believes that until there are sufficient sustainable alternatives available, the use of natural gas is an effective method to reduce CO2 output. Natural gas can therefore provide an optimal contribution towards a climate neutral energy provision. As cleanest fossil fuel, natural gas offers an effective opportunity to reduce CO2, is flexible in its use and as energy source compliments sustainable alternatives during the transition period towards a sustainable energy mix. Our ambitions at Wintershall Noordzee are aimed at continuing to meet the demand for natural energy resources in the Netherlands and abroad during this period.
We aim to maintain our high level of production and will continue to seek new development opportunities, whilst continuously improving our operations on both economical and operational level. Our primary commitment is towards a strong safety culture, aiming to perform all our activities without risks to our health and that of others, and to protect the environment in which we operate.
Over 50 years experience A long history as North Sea operator
Wintershall Noordzee B.V. based in Rijswijk (The Netherlands) was first established in 1965 as Pennzoil Nederland Company, a pioneering independent operator. Wintershall Dea acquired the company in 1989, subsequently adding Clyde Petroleum to its portfolio in 2003 to create the basis of the company it is today.
As one of the larger producers of natural gas in the Dutch sector of the Southern North Sea, Wintershall Noordzee operates more than 20 offshore installations. In recent years, the company has further expanded its operated portfolio to the continental shelves of the United Kingdom, Germany and Denmark.
The asset swap between Wintershall Dea and OJSC Gazprom in September 2015, has changed Wintershall Noordzee B.V. into a 50/50 joint-venture company.
Deutsche Nordsee Gruppe (Deutsche Erdöl AG (operator), Wintershall AG)
Noordwinning Group (Pennzoil (operator), Wintershall AG – 100% BASF).
Wintershall Noordzee B.V.
Start of Wintershall AG – Gazprom cooperation
Acquisition of Clyde Petroleum B.V.
Wintershall Noordzee B.V. re-enters UK continental shelf
Wintershall Noordzee B.V. re-enters Danish continental shelf
Wintershall Noordzee B.V. becomes 50/50 joint-venture Wintershall & Gazprom
Our values People & performance
At Wintershall Noordzee we strongly believe in four core values: HSE, people, operatorship and innovation. We foster a strong HSE culture in which employee health and safety always have priority, in which we take responsibility for environmental care and in which we ensure asset integrity. We highly value our people, foster teamwork and collaboration. We focus on competence and capabilities, and stimulate the development of the talent within our people. We highly value integrity, diversity and openness in all levels of our workforce. We aim at being partner-of-choice, sustaining a track record of operational excellence, retaining full life-cycle E&P capabilities and continuously improving our performance. Where possible we strive at being innovative, thinking lean and working smart, deploying best available technology and being a smart follower.
Member of the oil and gas associations
Wintershall Noordzee is a member of the local oil and gas associations in each of the countries in which it operates.
The Dutch oil and gas association
NOGEPA, the Dutch oil and gas association, is located in The Hague and represents the interests of the companies who are licensed to explore for and produce oil and gas in the Netherlands. More information on NOGEPA can be found on their website: www.onsaardgas.nl
The voice of the UK offshore industry
Oil&Gas UK is the voice of the UK offshore industry. It is the leading representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry and a non-profit organization. Membership is open to all companies active in the UK continental shelf. More information on Oil&Gas UK can be found on their website: www.oilandgasuk.co.uk
A trade organization for the Danish oil and gas sector
Oil Gas Denmark is a trade organization for the Danish oil and gas sector. It works to ensure that businesses and society get the most value from the production of oil and gas, and focuses on the development of the sector on safety and environment as well as research and education. More information on OGD can be found on their website: www.oilgasdenmark.dk