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February 01, 2019
Our Business
Sustainability

Unravelling the black box of “Upstream Finance Controlling”

Financial data are undoubtedly one of the most important sources of information for taking management decisions. Nowadays, Finance Controlling is an often-used term in the corporate business world, however, it seems that many people are not too ...

January 10, 2019
Our Business
Sustainability

Managing corrosion – the silent yet visible threat in the oil and gas industry

Nowadays it is arguably possible to find a framework for almost everything. However, managing corrosion in a proactive and predictive way is actually vital if you want to prevent unexpected equipment breakdown. No matter whether it's oil, gas, ...

© Equinor
December 17, 2018
Our Business
Sustainability

A new gas field is born: Aasta Hansteen will further grow OMV’s strong Upstream Portfolio

It’s a true technological masterpiece: Aasta Hansteen, the world’s largest SPAR platform, has now gone into operation – another milestone in securing gas supply in Europe. Aasta Hansteen increases gas supply security in ...

November 29, 2018
Sustainability

Sustainable and responsible in the oil & gas industry – we were, we are and we will be

Sustainability is for many probably not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about the oil and gas industry. But Bernhard Heneis, Head of Sustainability & Reporting at OMV, will be the first to tell you: Shaping the future of energy in a ...

October 30, 2018
Our Business
Sustainability

24 hours buzzing along: On the road in an electric car

Stefan Richter spent a day on the road in an electric vehicle (EV) for us. 350 kilometers and three charging stations later he concludes that driving around on electric power is great fun. From Vienna to Györ in an EV “I ...

October 04, 2018
Our Business

No oil, no Internet

Online anywhere, anytime. Internet, web services and online communication have become an integral part of our life quality. Whether at home or on the road: All we have to do is open our Internet browser, and we are connected with the world. Not many ...

July 26, 2018
Our Business

Fill up please! Why kerosene is much more than a fuel

Air traffic must be tightly synchronized. Every minute counts between arrival and departure of the plane. Predictability, reliability and perfect timing are key here. After all, no traveler wants to be kept waiting.

February 01, 2019
Our Business
Sustainability

Unravelling the black box of “Upstream Finance Controlling”

Financial data are undoubtedly one of the most important sources of information for taking management decisions. Nowadays, Finance Controlling is an often-used term in the corporate business world, however, it seems that many people are not too ...

January 10, 2019
Our Business
Sustainability

Managing corrosion – the silent yet visible threat in the oil and gas industry

Nowadays it is arguably possible to find a framework for almost everything. However, managing corrosion in a proactive and predictive way is actually vital if you want to prevent unexpected equipment breakdown. No matter whether it's oil, gas, ...

© Equinor
December 17, 2018
Our Business
Sustainability

A new gas field is born: Aasta Hansteen will further grow OMV’s strong Upstream Portfolio

It’s a true technological masterpiece: Aasta Hansteen, the world’s largest SPAR platform, has now gone into operation – another milestone in securing gas supply in Europe. Aasta Hansteen increases gas supply security in ...

October 30, 2018
Our Business
Sustainability

24 hours buzzing along: On the road in an electric car

Stefan Richter spent a day on the road in an electric vehicle (EV) for us. 350 kilometers and three charging stations later he concludes that driving around on electric power is great fun. From Vienna to Györ in an EV “I ...

October 04, 2018
Our Business

No oil, no Internet

Online anywhere, anytime. Internet, web services and online communication have become an integral part of our life quality. Whether at home or on the road: All we have to do is open our Internet browser, and we are connected with the world. Not many ...

July 26, 2018
Our Business

Fill up please! Why kerosene is much more than a fuel

Air traffic must be tightly synchronized. Every minute counts between arrival and departure of the plane. Predictability, reliability and perfect timing are key here. After all, no traveler wants to be kept waiting.

June 01, 2018
Our Business

50th Anniversary of the Gas Supply Contract

On 1 June 1968, a historic contract from today’s view was signed in Vienna, establishing Austria’s role as a key country in Europe’s natural gas network. An anecdotal look at an exceptional Russian-Austrian partnership and ...

December 04, 2017
People

OMV Share: 30 years on the stock exchange – 2,000 percent ROI

It was 30 years ago, on 3 December 1987, that the OMV share took its first breath on the stock market. And that at a princely price of 4,400 Schilling. Later we will look at how it has performed since then, but first, let’s hear from a few eye ...

July 01, 2016
People

Interview with OMV’s new CFO Reinhard Florey

Reinhard Florey took over as CFO of OMV on July 1. Take a look at our interview to see how he views his role as CFO and find out more about Reinhard Florey as a person. For a CFO, one of the things I really treasure is the clarity and transparency ...

December 17, 2015
People

May your days be merry and bright!

Christmas is just around the corner and another year is coming to an end: This is the time when the dark winter is illuminated by Christmas lights and when people wish Happy Holidays to family, friends, acquaintances and business partners. This is ...

June 17, 2015
People
Sustainability

Against all odds: A woman at a Pakistani gas field

Making a career in Pakistan as a woman is anything but easy. The labor market does not offer many opportunities. But there are also women who don’t pay much attention to conventions and look for a traditional ‘male’ job. Ayesha Khan ...

January 22, 2018
People
Sustainability

Skills to Succeed for South Tunisia’s youth

OMV has empowered hundreds of people with new skills to find a job, by implementing a long-lasting community development initiative in the region of Tataouine. Journey with us into South Tunisia and find out how the initiative has impacted the lives ...

October 18, 2017
People

The artistic world of Peter Paul Rubens

Peter Paul Rubens was a star of his times and remains so to this day. For the exhibition “Rubens. The Power of Transformation” in Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien (Vienna’s leading fine art museum), three of his works are on loan from ...

September 13, 2017
People

On the pipeline trail: OMV Giro d’AWP

624.8 kilometers, 6,300 meters cumulative elevation gain, three countries in four days and 22 participants. Employees and friends of the OMV Schwechat Refinery cycled along the route of the Adria-Wien pipeline and the Transalpine pipeline from ...

February 01, 2019
Our Business
Sustainability

Unravelling the black box of “Upstream Finance Controlling”

Financial data are undoubtedly one of the most important sources of information for taking management decisions. Nowadays, Finance Controlling is an often-used term in the corporate business world, however, it seems that many people are not too ...

January 10, 2019
Our Business
Sustainability

Managing corrosion – the silent yet visible threat in the oil and gas industry

Nowadays it is arguably possible to find a framework for almost everything. However, managing corrosion in a proactive and predictive way is actually vital if you want to prevent unexpected equipment breakdown. No matter whether it's oil, gas, ...

© Equinor
December 17, 2018
Our Business
Sustainability

A new gas field is born: Aasta Hansteen will further grow OMV’s strong Upstream Portfolio

It’s a true technological masterpiece: Aasta Hansteen, the world’s largest SPAR platform, has now gone into operation – another milestone in securing gas supply in Europe. Aasta Hansteen increases gas supply security in ...

November 29, 2018
Sustainability

Sustainable and responsible in the oil & gas industry – we were, we are and we will be

Sustainability is for many probably not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about the oil and gas industry. But Bernhard Heneis, Head of Sustainability & Reporting at OMV, will be the first to tell you: Shaping the future of energy in a ...

October 30, 2018
Our Business
Sustainability

24 hours buzzing along: On the road in an electric car

Stefan Richter spent a day on the road in an electric vehicle (EV) for us. 350 kilometers and three charging stations later he concludes that driving around on electric power is great fun. From Vienna to Györ in an EV “I ...

December 19, 2017
Sustainability
Technology

Breakthrough in Cambridge: Energy from compost

Since 2012 the Christian Doppler Lab has been working tirelessly on transforming sunlight and water into renewable energy. This year there has been a major breakthrough—achieved through painstaking research and a stroke of inspiration ...

September 28, 2017
Sustainability

FAIRTRADE: Small beans, massive impact.

Did you know that you are doing good with every cup of VIVA Cafe? After all, VIVA cafe bears the FAIRTRADE seal and is thereby synonymous with fair trade—supporting coffee growers in Nicaragua for example. “When a coffee grower in ...

March 27, 2018
Technology

3D seismic reflection: an ultrasound image of Lower Austria

What hides beneath the surface of the Earth? This is a question the OMV geophysicists strive to answer every day. Literally. They explore the innards of the Earth using seismic measurements. And in an ideal scenario they also come across oil and gas. ...

December 19, 2017
Sustainability
Technology

Breakthrough in Cambridge: Energy from compost

Since 2012 the Christian Doppler Lab has been working tirelessly on transforming sunlight and water into renewable energy. This year there has been a major breakthrough—achieved through painstaking research and a stroke of inspiration ...

January 25, 2016
Technology

Edvard Grieg: An oil platform is born

Oil platforms are massive constructions which help us to tap into oil reservoirs deep below the seabed. One such platform is Edvard Grieg, which was successfully erected this year on the west coast of Norway. It has been producing oil from the North ...

December 10, 2015
Technology

Brilliantly simple – a valve which increases oil production

The AICD may appear unremarkable. However, put into in a well, the valve can considerably increase oil production—thanks to a simple physical mechanism. Just like in Gänserndorf, Austria, where OMV is using the technology for the first ...

November 25, 2015
Technology

Core samples: An insight into depths of thousands of meters

They provide insights into the earth’s history, but they also reveal important information about oil and gas reservoirs. Anja Kobstädt is a sedimentologist at the OMV lab in Gänserndorf and explains how to draw answers from a ...

September 20, 2018
Technology

ReOil: Getting crude oil back out of plastic

Plastic is multitalented! It can be hard as steel, supple as a reed, light as a feather, clear as crystal and much more. It is impossible to imagine our daily lives without it. And the truly bizarre thing about it? Every day we throw away tons of ...

June 20, 2018
Technology

Casing Drilling: Drilling with pipes

What do you use to drill for oil? There’s more than one answer to this question: Most companies rely on classic methods, where the borehole is made by a drill bit on the end of a drill pipe. In contrast, with casing drilling a large-diameter ...

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