Wintershall takes over Vega field from Statoil

Oslo: Wintershall has taken over the operatorship of the subsea oil and gas field Vega from Statoil. The Vega field is located in the Norwegian section of the North Sea.

“Becoming the operator of Vega means that we are building up our expertise as a subsea operator on the Norwegian continental shelf. Subsea fields are already a vital part of the oil and gas infrastructure in Norway and we believe they will grow in importance. With Vega we are gaining the experience that will be crucial in operating our future own developments, like the Maria Field in the Norwegian Sea,” said Bernd Schrimpf, managing director of Wintershall Norge.

The move from the German oil company means that Wintershall is now in charge of two producing fields on the Norwegian continental shelf.

The Vega field is located in the northern part of the North Sea and connected to the Gjøa platform. Wintershall signed an agreement with Statoil last year to purchase additional shares of Vega and Gjøa. The transfer of operatorship was part of this agreement.

Including the Brage field, daily output for Wintershall is now more than 60,000 barrels of oil and gas .


Hans Thaulow

Hans Henrik Thaulow is an Oslo-based journalist who has been covering the shipping industry for the last 15 years. As well as some work for the Informa Group, Hans was the China correspondent for TradeWinds. He also contributes to Maritime CEO magazine. Hans’ shipping background extends to working as a shipbroker trainee with Simpson, Spence & Young in Hong Kong.
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