Wintershall Holding GmbH, based in Kassel, Germany, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BASF in Ludwigshafen. 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 85 years. Wintershall focuses on selected core regions where the company has built up a high level of regional and technological expertise. These are Europe, Russia, North Africa, South America, and increasingly the Middle East Region. The company wants to expand its business further with exploration and production, selected partnerships, innovation and technological competence. Wintershall employs some 2,000 staff worldwide from 50 nations and is now Germany's largest, internationally active crude oil and natural gas producer.

Take the chance by joining Wintershall to become part of our global team and apply for our Graduate program:

Drilling Engineering


Helene Hein
HR Management

Phone: +49 561 301 2804

Application Deadline:

January 31, 2019
SPEAD for Drilling Engineers
Next start: January 2020
  • Wellsite Orientation Phase – hands on rig experience land operation, jack-ups and semi subs
  • Intensive Wellsite Phase – shadowing the rig crew and wellsite service contractors on all aspects of the wellbore construction process
  • Wellsite Drilling Engineer – involving Well Design, Drillstring Design, Casing and Cementing, Mud Program, IWCF Level 4
  • Interactive co-operation with other disciplines such as Geology, Geophysics, Reservoir- and Production Engineering
What you can expect:
  • A tailor-made combination of practical “on the job” training supplemented by selected technical training courses for a duration of 24 months
  • Be part of a committed team and participate in challenging and meaningful business relevant projects in domestic and international assignment locations
  • Clear and competent technical supervision from senior staff, and proactive support from mentors, and SPEAD coordinators
What we expect:  
  • Master degree, equivalent or PhD (E&P relevant)
  • University study in a reasonable time frame and demonstrable academic achievement
  • At least one E&P relevant internship
  • Fluent written and spoken English language skills
  • International experience (school exchange program, internship, study at foreign university)
  • Highly developed social and interpersonal skills
  • High flexibility and willingness to work internationally
We offer:
  • Responsibility from day one in a challenging working environment
  • Networking and familiarization within the company
  • Work & life service which provides advice and supports in all matters affecting work, life, family, and health
  • Global career opportunities and attractive remuneration packages

We are looking forward to your application! For more information about the SPEAD program: