RWE Dea AG: Fossil energy – Efficient and up-to-date

All future scenarios of our energy supply confirm this: It will take a long time before we can count on a full supply of renewables. There is no quick exit. Currently, 90 per cent of Germany’s energy requirements are still covered by fossil energy sources. Besides Lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein is the state with the highest number of productive oilfields in the Federal Republic of Germany. Oil production has a long tradition here. RWE Dea has been a reliable partner of Schleswig-Holstein for decades. The interna­­tionally active natural gas and oil ex­­ploration and production company manages the Mittelplate consortium. From the Mittelplate drilling and production island, seven kilometres off the western coast of Schleswig-Holstein, the crude oil is pumped through pipelines to the refineries in Friedrichskoog, where it is processed and finally transferred to Brunsbüttel and to the consumers. As a member of the RWE group, one of the largest energy supply companies in Europe, RWE Dea is setting the benchmark in matters of environmental protection and safety. More­­over, domestic oil production contributes to the promotion of the location and region by creating direct and indirect jobs and by payments of annual royalties.



  1. Address

    Überseering 40
    D-22297 Hamburg
    Telefon +49 (0) 40 6375-0
    Telefax +49 (0) 40 6375-3162
  2. Year of foundation

  3. Employees, 1st semester 2010

  4. Facilities in Schleswig-Holstein

    Mittelplate drilling and production
    island, Dieksand land station
  5. Executive Board

    Thomas Rappuhn

    Lutz-Michael Liebau
    Vorstand Finanzen/CFO

    Ralf to Baben
    Vorstand Operations/COO

  6. Business activity

    Exploration and production
    of natural gas and oil