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Our core business - supplying energy to Europe.
Technical expertise and innovative ideas - a formula for success.
We have been producing crude oil and natural gas around the world for over 80 years.
Follow us on a journey into the history of oil and gas.
Four Board members, 2500 employees - one company.
Wintershall - our equity investments around the world.
State-of-the-art technology - on land and at sea.
Analysis of existing data - the basis for any exploration.
Discovering new sources - using state-of-the-art 3D seismic technology.

Valuable fossil fuels

Crude oil, natural gas and gas condensate are the most important fuels in the world
Jointly researching innovative production methods.
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We take you on a discovery tour of Wintershall's world of exploration and production.
Our most important resources are our employees. To ensure this remains so, we support them in finding the right balance between their professional and personal lives.

SPEAD – around the world in 24 monthsInternational development program for talented young geoscientists and engineers

Do you see a new working environment as an opportunity and a challenge at the same time?  Could you imagine working abroad for some time? If so, Germany’s largest producer of oil and gas is the perfect home for you, because our training-on-the-job-programme SPEAD offers it all. SPEAD is intended for university graduates in engineering and technical disciplines. We are looking for people with a great deal of flexibility, motivation, and the ability to work in a team. 

The SPEAD program is two years long. During this time, you will gather hands-on experience in our operating divisions in Germany and abroad. Additional measures such as teambuilding courses, specific technical seminars, and personal development events will ensure that you are perfectly equipped for a career in our Company. Once you have completed the SPEAD program, you will be ready to take on exciting tasks with an international focus in our Company.

Our positions in the SPEAD program for a start in January 2015 are filled.

Wintershall is actively seeking graduates in Petroleum Engineering (Reservoir, Drilling and Production), Geosciences, Process or Safety Engineering, who want to be part of the SPEAD program starting in January 2016. Depending on your personal graduation date, Wintershall offers you the opportunity to join the program already in late 2015.

The recruitment process for our SPEAD program starts in October 2014 with company presentation’s and on-campus interviews at our target universities worldwide. Please take note of our current postings at your university.

In the following you have the opportunity to apply directly for one of our disciplines within the SPEAD program or for the on-campus interviews at your university.

Three colleagues of Wintershall tell us about SPEAD!

Nadine FrieseGeologist in Norway

"I got to know about the program through friends and fellow students. One application later I was on the job.

I ultimately chose Wintershall as you can learn the business from scratch. As a geologist, I had the necessary theoretical knowledge, but I’d never come into contact with the E&P sector before."

Hugo DijkgraafMaria Project Manager, Stavanger, Norway

"I first heard about SPEAD from a fellow student, who applied to Wintershall and told me about this newly established program. When I applied in 1999, my application letter actually said that I was interested in the "SPEED" program - that's how little I knew about the program at the time."

Titkoon GohHead of Global Development Operations, Kassel, Germany

"I first heard about the SPEAD program when I was in the third year of my four-year Petroleum Engineering course at Imperial College in London. Wintershall approached the University for the first SPEAD group intake. A colleague of mine in the university joined the program and I learned more about it through him."

Working at Wintershall

Our employees are our most important resource. Therefore, we support our employees in balancing their professional and private interests. With our Work & Life Service and Competence Center, we provide expert advice and practical support in all matters affecting work, life, family, and health.