BASF Group company Wintershall is continuing its growth course in Norway. By acquiring shares in the production fields Gjøa (5%) and Vega (24.5%), Wintershall is increasing its production in Norway from about 40,000 barrels of oil equivalent (boe) to about 60,000 boe per day. In addition, Wintershall is taking over shares in the Aasta Hansteen development project (24%), the Asterix discovery (19%), the Polarled pipeline project (13.2%) and in four exploration licences near Aasta Hansteen. The shares in the assets encompass reserves and resources (2P/2C) of around 170 million boe. Furthermore, Wintershall will also assume the operatorship of the Vega production field.¹ The transfer of operatorship from Statoil to Wintershall is planned for the end of the first quarter of 2015.