Wintershall in Denmark
The Wintershall-operated Hibonite exploration well (5504/1-3) located in the western part of the Danish North Sea proved crude oil in the structure. The commercial viability of the Hibonite discovery as well as further upside potential will now be evaluated.
Wintershall also took a crucial step forward with the development of the nearby Ravn Field in 2014. The development plan, which has been approved by the Danish Energy Agency, envisages an unmanned production platform and a subsea pipeline that would transport the crude oil to the A6-A platform 18 km away in the German North Sea, where it will be fed into the existing transport system. Ravn will be the first field in Denmark that Wintershall transfers to the production phase as operator (share: 63.6%). Oil production from the field is planned to commence in 2015.
In 2014, Wintershall took a further important step towards production in the Danish North Sea as part of development of the nearby Ravn discovery in the same license. The Danish Energy Authority approved the development plan, which envisages an unmanned production platform. Ravn will be the first field in Denmark which Wintershall transitions to the production phase as operator.
The southern North Sea is one of Wintershall’s traditional core regions for producing natural gas and crude oil. Through Wintershall Noordzee, the company has already been active in the region since 1965.