By David Sear and Mark Casey
Located in the north-west of Germany, the Emlichheim reservoir is part of Europe’s largest onshore oil field. Despite the challenging geological conditions, owners Wintershall have successfully maintained crude oil production at a stable level, thanks to the implementation of innovative technologies. Having already achieved a highly respectable sixty-five years of continuous operation, Wintershall are determined to achieve the magic hundred year mark. So much became clear during a recent press trip to Emlichheim, attended by many international journalists.
Armed with a videocamera and a notepad, Valve World’s Mark Casey and David Sear also went along to take a closer look at the valves used in the facility. You will find a report in an upcoming issue of Valve World magazine. However, as a ‘taster’, we have also prepared a video report of the entire day, plus a video interview with Operations Superintendent Dr Volker Riha.
For more information on Wintershall: www.wintershall.com