St. Petersburg, December 2 - Neftegaz.RU.
A working meeting between Alexey Miller, CEO of Gazprom, and Mario Mehren, Chairman of the Board of Wintershall Dea, took place in Russia.
The meeting was focused on the current issues of cooperation between the companies. Particular attention was paid to natural gas deliveries. The parties noted the contribution of the Nord Stream gas pipeline to the reliability and safety of gas supplies to consumers in Germany and Europe.
Special emphasis at the meeting was placed on the progress of the Nord Stream 2 project and the development of the German gas transmission system.
In addition, the parties discussed the ongoing interaction between the companies on developing deposits located in Russia. Alexey Miller and Mario Mehren expressed their appreciation for the joint efforts on the projects for the development and exploration of Blocks 1A, 4A and 5A in the Achimov formations of the Urengoyskoye oil, gas and condensate field and the Yuzhno-Russkoye oil and gas field.
In 2018, Gazprom's gas supplies to Germany hit a record high of 58.5 billion cu m, an increase of 5.1 billion cu m (9.5 %) against the 2017 record of 53.4 billion cu m.
Wintershall Dea is Europe's largest independent oil and gas producer, formed by the merger of Wintershall Holding (subsidiary of BASF) and DEA Deutsche Erdoel (subsidiary of LetterOne).