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OMV to recruit 1,600 new employees

July 31, 2013 - 10:40 am (CET)

  • OMV needs additional 1,600 experts by 2016
  • Growth in Exploration & Production to create new jobs
  • International careers with exciting prospects

OMV, the integrated, international oil and gas company, has launched a new job initiative. The planned growth in exploring and producing natural oil and gas means that the company will need around 1,600 additional technical staff by 2016, particularly university graduates and experienced specialists.

"OMV’s focus has been on the Exploration & Production segment since 2011. This is now having a positive impact on the job market", says OMV CEO Gerhard Roiss. "We will need 1,600 new employees to achieve the growth we have planned. We are looking for motivated individuals with a technical background and an interest in working in some of the most exciting places in the world."

OMV intends to meet both national and international demand for new employees and is not only looking for experienced staff from this sector, but also graduates in geosciences and oil engineering, thereby giving young people the chance to embark on a technical career.

In recent months OMV has paved the way for growth, with significant investments in Norway and the Black Sea. For those and other national and international projects new employees will be recruited. In the coming years more than two billion Euro p.a. are going to be invested in production of oil and gas only. In the Norwegian Sea OMV is a partner in developing the Aasta Hansteen and Zidane gas fields and activities will include building a massive, cutting-edge gas platform. In the Black Sea OMV is working on developing what may be the largest gas discovery in the company’s history.

OMV is working on new cooperation models with higher education providers such as the University of Leoben in order to provide more people with the opportunity to get an excellent technical education. OMV is thereby investing in education and cementing Austria’s competitive advantage as an economic hub.

Background information:

OMV Aktiengesellschaft
With Group sales of EUR 42.65 bn and a workforce of around 29,000 employees in 2012, OMV Aktiengesellschaft is Austria’s largest listed industrial company. In Exploration and Production, OMV is active in two core countries Romania and Austria and holds a balanced international portfolio. OMV had proven oil and gas reserves of approximately 1.12 bn boe as of year-end 2012 and a production of around 303,000 boe/d in 2012. In Gas and Power, OMV sold approximately 437 TWh of gas in 2012. In Austria, OMV operates a 2,000 km long gas pipeline network with a marketed capacity of around 103 bcm in 2012. With a trading volume of around 528 TWh, OMV’s gas trading platform, the Central European Gas Hub, is amongst the most important hubs in Continental Europe. In Refining and Marketing, OMV has an annual refining capacity of 22 mn t and as of the end of 2012 approximately 4,400 filling stations in 13 countries including Turkey. OMV further strengthened its position through the ownership of a 97% stake in Petrol Ofisi, Turkey’s leading company in the retail and commercial business.

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