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Profile of registrant

Wintershall Holding GmbH

Identification number in the register: 75729476306-17
Registration date: 26/07/11 17:24:19

The information on this organisation was last modified on 05/09/14 18:37:48
The date of the last annual update was 01/07/14 11:39:20

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Wintershall Holding GmbH
Legal status: GmbH
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Companies & groups

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Rainer Seele
Position: Chairman of the Board of Directors

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Markus Zeise
Position: Head of European Affairs

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 160 Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 
Kassel 34119
Telephone number: (+49) 561 301 0
Fax number: (+49) 561 301 1702
Other contact information: EU Liaison Office Brussels
Rue Marie de Bourgogne 58
B-1000 Brussels
Tel. +32 2 7400 369
Fax +32 2 7400 359

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Wintershall Holding GmbH, based in Kassel, Germany, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BASF in Ludwigshafen. The company has been active 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. These are Europe, North Africa, South America, as well as Russia and the Caspian Sea region. In addition, these operations are complemented by the company’s growing exploration activities in the Arabian Gulf. Today, the company employs more than 2,500 staff worldwide from 40 nations and is now Germany’s largest crude oil and natural gas producer. With the natural gas trading and transport subsidiaries it operates together with Russia’s Gazprom, the BASF subsidiary is also an important gas supplier on the German and European market.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 2
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Tatiana Krylova 09/09/14 05/09/15
Markus Zeise 09/09/14 05/09/15


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Wintershall monitors and participates particularly in activities related to the following subjects:
European Energy Policy
European Environmental Policy
European Climate Policy
External Realtions regarding energy

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Climate Action
  • Competition
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Internal Market
  • Taxation
  • Trans-European Networks


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Wintershall is, among others, member of OGP and BDEW.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 478,000 €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.