Wintershall at the EAGE exhibition in Amsterdam The company is presenting its plans for growth in the North Sea as well as technologies for enhanced oil and gas production
Amsterdam. This year the EAGE Conference & Exhibition is being held from 16 to 19 June in Amsterdam. With around 7 000 participants this is one of the world's most important exhibitions for geoscientists and engineers in the oil and gas sector. Under the motto "Experience the Energy", the international expert forum, where Wintershall is represented with a nearly 150-square-metre exhibition stand, will be discussing trends and developments in the oil and gas industry.
“The fact that we’re showcasing ourselves for the first time in the Netherlands with such a large exhibition stand is not a coincidence,” explains Gilbert van den Brink, Managing Director of Wintershall Noordzee in the Netherlands. For example, for the first time in 35 years the company will be operating in the southern North Sea with three drilling platforms. In the Netherlands alone, where Wintershall is one of the largest gas producers, nine wells are planned this year. “We believe in the potential of the southern North Sea and are making our contribution to securing Europe’s energy supply,” confirms Gilbert van den Brink. Around half of the natural gas consumed in Europe comes from North Sea countries, which also supply more than a quarter of the oil destined for European consumption.
A key issue worldwide, and specifically in the North Sea region, are technologies for improved oil and gas production. In order to secure the energy supply in Europe in the long term, our own resources must be used more efficiently. With its Schizophyllan technology, Wintershall is presenting an innovation at the EAGE that can significantly increase the recovery rate from existing deposits. The researchers are developing a biopolymer based on a mushroom. This thickens the water, allowing more oil to be pressed from the rock pores – and what’s more in a particularly environmentally friendly manner. This is because the polymer is fully biodegradable. The Schizophylan technology is currently being tested for the first time in an onshore oil field in northern Germany.
A special focus of the Wintershall presence in Amsterdam is on students and young professionals. Company representatives will be reporting on daily life at Germany's largest internationally active oil and gas producer, as well as on attractive entry-level and career advancement opportunities.
You can find more information about the 2014 EAGE Conference & Exhibition under the following link: eage.org
Wintershall will be represented with its own 144 m2 stand opposite the Student Court and the Wintershall sponsored coffee area. You are welcome to come and visit us at stand number 2250!