Wintershall Holding GmbH
Sponsor of the GES 2012
Wintershall Holding GmbH, Germany
Wintershall, based in Kassel, Germany, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BASF SE. The company has been active in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas for 80 years. Wintershall focuses on selected core regions, where the company has built up a high level of regional and technological expertise. These are Europe, North Africa, South America, as well as Russia and the Caspian Sea region. In addition, these operations are complemented by the company’s growing exploration activities in the Gulf region. Wintershall managed to follow up on its substantial rises in production in recent years with an oil and gas production of 133 million barrels of oil equivalent in 2010, an increase of about 70 percent compared to the figure for 2000 of 80 million barrels of oil equivalent. Today, the company employs more than 2,000 staff worldwide from 40 nations and is Germany’s largest crude oil and natural gas producer. With the subsidiaries it operates together with Russia’s Gazprom the BASF subsidiary is also an important gas supplier on the German and European market.