Mittelplate is a producing conventional oil field located in shallow water in Germany and is operated by Wintershall Dea . The field is located in block Heide-Restflache, Cuxhaven Verkleinerung, and Heide-Mittelplate I.

Field participation details

The field is owned by BASF and LetterOne Holdings.

Production from Mittelplate

The Mittelplate conventional oil field recovered 34.40% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production in 2013. The peak production was approximately 21.14 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2098. The field currently accounts for approximately 17% of the country’s daily output.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 243.83 Mmboe, comprised of 243.83 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate. Mittelplate conventional oil field reserves accounts 0.05% of total remaining reserves of producing conventional oil fields globally.

About Wintershall Dea

Wintershall Dea GmbH (Wintershall Dea), formerly Wintershall Holding GmbH, explores for production of oil and natural gas. The company holds expertise in conducting geological studies, geophysical measurements, seismic surveys, reservoir modeling, field development, onshore and offshore production, hydraulic fracturing, drilling, steam flooding, and polymer flooding. It has operations in Aitingen Barnstorf, Emlichheim, Mittelplate, Landau, Eastern Sirte Basin, Yuzhno Russkoye, Gjoa, Vega and Neuquen fields among others. The company has presence in Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, the UK, Denmark, Libya, Argentina, Western Siberia and Southern Russia. It operates through partnerships with companies including Gazprom , LUKOIL and others. Wintershall is headquartered in Kassel, Germany.


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