|Wintershall Holding GmbH, based in Kassel, Germany, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BASF. The company has been active in the extraction of natural resources for 120 years, and in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas for over 80 years. Wintershall focuses on selected core regions where the company has built up a high level of regional and technological expertise: Europe, Russia, North Africa, South America, and increasingly the Middle East region. Wintershall wants to expand its business further with E&P, selected partnerships, innovation and technological competence. Wintershall employs about 2.000 staff worldwide from 40 nations.