Last year the company drilled and completed its second exploration well (SH-6) on the field, 5 km (3.1 mi) offshore, faster than anticipated and at relatively low cost.
Shuwaihat is around 25 km (15.5 mi) west of the industrial city of Ruwais.
In the German North Sea, the company is a 50% partner to operator DEA in theMittleplate oil field. The partners recently initiated a new phase of drilling campaign that will continue to 2022.
Offshore Tierra del Fuego, southern Argentina, work has started on expanding the gas treatment facilities for the Cuenca Marina Austral 1 concession, operated by Total.
Wintershall also plans to participate later this year in bid rounds for exploration licenses offshore Brazil.