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Friedrichskoog, 21.03.2013

Season opens at Mittelplate Info-Point in Friedrichskoog

  • Info-Point provides visitors with new, interactive exhibits
  • Series of lectures on Mittelplate to be continued with exciting topics in 2013

The Mittelplate Info-Point has already been part and parcel of the range of leisure activities available in Friedrichskoog for eight years now. Visitors can obtain interesting insights into the subject of crude oil production and to acquaint themselves more closely with the Mittelplate drilling and production island. Just in time for the Easter holidays in Schleswig-Holstein, the Mittelplate Info-Point will be opening its doors to locals and tourists again this year: the Info-Point will be open from 21 March until early September, from Thursdays to Sundays from 14:00h to 17:00h. To open the season, the popular contact point in Friedrichskooger Deichpassage will be welcoming its visitors with new exhibits on show. Hermann Rohr will be available as for answering questions on subjects to do with oil production.
The Mittelplate series of lectures will also be starting in March, with new and exciting topics surrounding domestic oil production.

Experiencing geology a little differently

This year, visitors can look forward to the new topic wall entitled “The origin of Mittelplate crude oil”. The interactive module explains the Mittelplate crude oil reservoir in a playful way, dealing with the various rock strata and the development and origin of the oil. Rock samples from the underground as well as fossils can be explored by children and adult visitors themselves. “We also focus on dialogue and interaction as far as the new topic wall is concerned,” explained Derek Mösche, Press Spokesman of RWE Dea AG. “By means of our interactive elements, we’d really like to encourage the visitors to the Info-Point to become actively engaged as well and to make Mittelplate capable of being experienced by young and old.”

Mittelplate series of lectures provides information on domestic oil production

The Mittelplate series of lectures successfully launched last year will also be continued this year. At regular intervals, RWE Dea staff members provide interesting insights into topics surrounding Mittelplate. At 18:00h on Thursday, 28 March 2013, the first lecture will be held on the subject of “The path of the oil – from the Mittelplate reservoir to the Dieksand Land Station.” Additional topics for lectures and dates will be announced by posters and event news in the region as well as on the website Attendance is free of charge and restricted to 25 visitors.

Info-Point Mittelplate

Koogstrasse 141 (Deichpassage)
25718 Friedrichskoog-Spitze

Opening hours:

21 March to September 2013 (except Good Friday) Thursday to Sunday, 14:00h to 17:00h


Carolin Flemming,
Head of External Communications
T: +49 (0)40 – 63 75 2484
M: +49 (0)162 – 273 2484

Derek Mösche,
Press Spokesman
T: +49 (0)40 – 63 75 2670
M: +49 (0)162 – 273 2670

The Mittelplate reservoir

The year 1985 saw the beginning of construction of Mittelplate Drilling and Production Island off the western coast of the German federal state of Schleswig-Holstein, where Germany’s biggest oil deposit has been in production since 1987. Since the year 2000, oil has been produced not only offshore, but also onshore, from the Dieksand Land Station near Friedrichskoog. Over 27 million tons of crude have since been produced to date. A further 23 million tons are considered to be commercially recoverable. Thanks to its high safety and environmental protection standards, the drilling and production island is regarded as a positive example of responsible oil production. In addition, the domestic oil production in Dithmarschen supports 1,000 jobs along the western coast of the state of Schleswig-Holstein.

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