Wintershall wins Norwegian exploration licenses

The Norwegian Energy Ministry has awarded Wintershall Norge A.S. shares in five new exploration licenses.

Offshore Staff

OSLO, Norway -- The Norwegian Energy Ministry has awarded Wintershall Norge A.S. shares in five new exploration licenses.

Wintershall has been awarded two new licenses in the European Arctic Sea and three new licenses in the Norwegian North Sea.

With a share of 40%, Wintershall will be the operator in license areas PL 472 and PL 474 in the Norwegian Sea off the coast of central Norway. Wintershall was also awarded shares in licenses PL 465, PL 462 S, and PL 461 in the Norwegian North Sea off the coast of Bergen.

02/18/2008

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