Wintershall DEA AG

Wintershall Dea was formed from the merger of Wintershall Holding GmbH and DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG, in 2019. Today, the company employs around 2,800 people worldwide from over 60 nations.

Wintershall DEA Mittelplate is an exceptional project. Located in the Wadden Sea off the North Sea coast of Germany it demonstrates that the energy industry and the environment go hand in hand. Originally, more than 100 million tonnes of oil were deposited in several oil-bearing zones at depths of 2,000-3,000 metres below the sea floor off the coast. Over 30 million tonnes have so far been produced and another 20-25 million tonnes of oil are considered to be recoverable. Wintershall DEA Mittelplate accounts for half of the country’s oil production and it makes a major contribution to safeguarding Germany’s energy supplies.

Location: Hamburg and Mittelplate platform off Cuxhaven


Customer: Wintershall DEA

Wintershall DEA operates the Mittelplate drilling and production island in the Wadden Sea region of the German North Sea coast since 1987 and today it is Germany’s largest and most productive oil field. The region has enjoyed national park status since 1985. Mittelplate enjoys an excellent reputation in the global oil industry – as an excellent example of environmentally sound oil producAon with multiple safeguards to avoid even rain water to escape from the island.

In response to the new legislation for EU oil and gas industry, Wintershall DEA started a rigorous readiness program for even further improved environmental protection. Peter Sauer from DEA: “Together with oil pollution response equipment, Wintershall DEA invested in training of its personnel to respond rapidly and efficiently in the unlikely case of an oil spill into the Wadden Sea environment. Akela and its trainers have been very helpful in training of our personnel in theoretical and practical sessions”

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