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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 ...

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 ...

August 27, 2018
Our Business

Getting around with natural gas

Nowadays if you want to get by car from A to B, there’s a huge range of different fuels to choose from. But there’s an ever increasing trend towards wanting your transport to be better for the environment. Stephen Neumann, Head of CNG ...

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.

July 10, 2018
Our Business

Schwechat Refinery: 60 years old and still not even close to retirement

2018 marks the OMV Schwechat Refinery’s 60th anniversary. It is one of Europe’s largest and most modern inland refineries, is supplied with oil direct from Trieste via pipeline and processes up to 9.6 million tonnes of crude per ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

August 27, 2018
Our Business

Getting around with natural gas

Nowadays if you want to get by car from A to B, there’s a huge range of different fuels to choose from. But there’s an ever increasing trend towards wanting your transport to be better for the environment. Stephen Neumann, Head of CNG ...

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.

July 10, 2018
Our Business

Schwechat Refinery: 60 years old and still not even close to retirement

2018 marks the OMV Schwechat Refinery’s 60th anniversary. It is one of Europe’s largest and most modern inland refineries, is supplied with oil direct from Trieste via pipeline and processes up to 9.6 million tonnes of crude per ...

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 ...

May 08, 2018
Our Business

The new energy era as seen by OMV CEO Rainer Seele

The world’s population is growing. More people means that more living space is needed along with more farmland and also more energy. And yet how can the growing demand for energy be met in an environmentally friendly way? CEO Rainer Seele ...

February 13, 2018
Our Business

The Colorful World of Geology

Geology is a scientific discipline which investigates the structures, composition and substance of the Earth’s crust. Geologists frequently deal with the current physical characteristics, composition, and most importantly the past formational ...

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 ...

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 ...

October 25, 2017
People

40 years of Johann Pleininger: From apprentice to Board member

Proactive, dedicated and always full of energy. Ambitious, consistent and full of passion. These are some of the terms that have been used to describe Johann Pleininger, who has been part of OMV for forty years now. He joined the company as an ...

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 ...

August 04, 2017
People

Five weeks on a seismic vessel

At the beginning of 2017, Troy Collier got the chance to experience offshore life on a seismic vessel in New Zealand as part of the OMV Integrated Graduate Development program. Five exciting weeks in the life of a graduate geoscientist and this ...

May 02, 2017
People

Livestream and opera – how do they fit?

Opera lives from the tradition, the singers, the orchestra and, not least, the venue. In a nutshell: Opera lives from the live atmosphere on site. And yet, the Vienna State Opera and OMV are bringing this experience to the living room. With the ...

April 09, 2018
Sustainability
Technology

Ready, steady, hydrogen – on the road in a hydrogen car

There’ s a cool sensation in the palm of the hand. It comes from holding the nozzle attached to the fuel dispenser at the new hydrogen filling station. We are in Wiener Neudorf, the site of one of Austria’s five hydrogen refueling ...

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 ...

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 30, 2017
Our Business
Sustainability

It’s all over! Get set, go: Zero routine flaring

When producing crude oil, water and gas is produced along with the oil. The water is purified and then pumped back in. It’s a bit different with the so-called associated gas: The gas can often be used, fed into an existing gas ...

March 14, 2017
Sustainability

The IEA’s view on the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

The Future of Energy (Part 1) The Paris Agreement on Climate Change once again made climate protection and CO2 emissions a topic of global discussion. But measures to reduce CO2 emissions already influence our business not only since ...

February 17, 2017
Our Business
Sustainability

A closer look at: World Energy Outlook 2016

What will global energy markets look like in 2040? What is the impact of the UN Climate Agreement, signed in Paris in 2015? And will we even need crude oil and natural gas in the future? The World Energy Outlook 2016 has the answers and also examines ...

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 ...

May 23, 2018
Technology

Flare sparingly!

When you drive past a refinery you may see a flame flickering high above the tanks and production units. This might come across as threatening, but there’s absolutely nothing to fear. After all, the so-called stack flares are part of the safety ...

April 09, 2018
Sustainability
Technology

Ready, steady, hydrogen – on the road in a hydrogen car

There’ s a cool sensation in the palm of the hand. It comes from holding the nozzle attached to the fuel dispenser at the new hydrogen filling station. We are in Wiener Neudorf, the site of one of Austria’s five hydrogen refueling ...

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. ...

March 05, 2018
Technology

Going digital: Data, data, data

Digitalization is the latest buzzword in the oil and gas industry. And rightly so: it is an intrinsic part of our daily lives. The number of connected devices was about 8.4 billion worldwide in 2017, up 31 percent from 2016, and is set to ...

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 ...

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