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The year 2022 was a pivotal year for OMV, as the group embarked on a journey toward a circular business model along the pathways laid out in OMV’s new Strategy 2030. Digitalization and innovation will play a key role on this journey. The tools and systems we have been putting in place for the E&P division over the last several years, as well as the new ways of working in cross-geographical, multidisciplinary teams are bearing fruit and will enable us to apply the available technology in new markets, such as low-carbon business.

In 2022, OMV joined forces with partners to implement the innovative DELFI environment across the majority of our operated ventures. This subsurface data and interpretation platform allows multidisciplinary teams to collaborate using the same data, both onsite and remotely. Over the course of the year, over 200 users and almost 1 petabyte of data were migrated to the new public cloud platform using over 80 individual applications. In 2023, the full rollout of DELFI across the organization will be completed.

Building on the successful implementation of the DELFI platform, OMV’s best-in-class machine learning-supported stochastic reservoir modeling and decision analysis workflow was implemented in DELFI. The workflow is based on the results of the OMV-Stanford University project. The workflow leads to the integration of energy production optimization, economics, and decision-making. It includes OMV proprietary elements.

Construction of our Operations Cockpit began at our base in Gänserndorf (Austria). Once completed, it will connect experts globally to optimize production and operating costs.

OMV implemented a 3D intelligent digital twin and augmented reality inspection and maintenance tool for our operations in New Zealand, significantly enhancing the preparation and planning of maintenance activities there. We are utilizing the 3D visualization of our facilities to build inspection plans and complete the inspections using iPads and the HoloLens.

In 2022, OMV continued to automate its drilling activities. We commissioned the construction of the first automated onshore rig in OMV’s portfolio in Romania as part of our automated well delivery process. The automatic rig will improve performance by removing people from the rig’s danger zones. It will increase drilling efficiency by reducing time and costs due to a more effective execution of tasks. We expect that it will help us reduce the overall drilling cost per well by almost 10%. In addition, CO2 emissions will be reduced by 80 t per well.

Following our AI (Artificial Intelligence) Strategy, we have established a new AI Ecosystem capability to foster the increasing importance of AI and Machine Learning (ML). The ecosystem provides all of the organizational, technical, and process-related prerequisites for delivering customer-centric AI and ML products, so as to enable the in-house development of AI use cases and products by our Data Analytics experts.

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