Wintershall opts for Abu Dhabi

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Wintershall, Germany's largest producer of crude oil and natural gas, part of the BASF Group, earlier this year opened a new branch in Abu Dhabi.

The move is in line with the company’s continuous efforts to expand its activities in the Middle East.

“We want to sustain our successful growth and the Middle East region is gaining an increasingly important role in our diversified portfolio,” Dr. Rainer Seele, Chairman of the Wintershall Board of Executive Directors, explained at the official opening of the company’s office. “In setting up our own representative office, the first German oil and gas company to do so in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, we aim at strengthening our existing relations with governments, national oil companies and partners and to help position Wintershall in the region,” Dr. Seele added.


“We now intend to become even more actively involved in long-term upstream projects in the Gulf region,” the Wintershall Chairman explained.


Wintershall has made its mark worldwide with a combination of state-of-theart technology and innovative production methods to improve the yield from increasingly complex deposits. In addition to investments in finding,developing, and producing hydrocarbons, the BASF subsidiary Wintershall conducts its own research and development projects in selected technological fields.


Overall, Wintershall’s technological development activities focus on harnessing the synergies with the research and development expertise of the world’s largest chemical company, BASF. Wintershall wants to apply this expertise increasingly to the Middle East: “Horizontal drilling technology in combination with steam flooding and fracing, as well as our tight gas expertise and especially our decades of experience with sour gas and enhanced oil recovery – we want to use this experience to further develop technically challenging, complex deposits in the region,” Dr. Seele explained.

Wintershall, Germany's largest producer of crude oil and natural gas,
part of the BASF Group, earlier this year opened a new branch in Abu Dhabi.
The move is in line with the company’s continuous efforts to expand its
activities in the Middle East.
“We want to sustain our successful growth and the Middle East region is
gaining an increasingly important role in our diversified portfolio,” Dr.
Rainer Seele, Chairman of the Wintershall Board of Executive Directors,
explained at the official opening of the company’s office. “In setting up our
own representative office, the first German oil and gas company to do so in the
Emirate of Abu Dhabi, we aim at strengthening our existing relations with
governments, national oil companies and partners and to help position
Wintershall in the region,” Dr. Seele added.
“We now intend to become even more actively involved in long-term
upstream projects in the Gulf region,” the Wintershall Chairman explained.
Wintershall has made its mark worldwide with a combination of state-of-theart
technology and innovative production methods to improve the yield from
increasingly complex deposits. In addition to investments in finding,
developing, and producing hydrocarbons, the BASF subsidiary Wintershall
conducts its own research and development projects in selected technological
fields. Overall, Wintershall’s technological development activities focus on
harnessing the synergies with the research and development expertise of the
world’s largest chemical company, BASF. Wintershall wants to apply this
expertise increasingly to the Middle East: “Horizontal drilling technology in
combination with steam flooding and fracing, as well as our tight gas expertise
and especially our decades of experience with sour gas and enhanced oil
recovery – we want to use this experience to further develop technically
challenging, complex deposits in the region,” Dr. Seele explained.

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