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Innovation and New Technologies

The Innovation & Technology department provides key expertise and cutting-edge technologies to ensure OMV’s strategic goal of decarbonization and becoming a net-zero emissions company.

Technology scouting, innovation, and development is performed by a highly integrated team covering the entire value chain of energy projects: Surface, Subsurface, Laboratory, and IT Solutions, in strong collaboration with OMV Petrom and renowned universities like Stanford.

Multidisciplinary project teams focus on evaluating technologies and performing essential work for the energy transition by building and providing expertise for future technology applications in hydrogen generation, geothermal energy, as well as carbon capture, utilization, and storage.

Development of state-of-the-art online monitoring, artificial intelligence and machine learning subsurface workflows, water treatment, and drone technologies ensure safe, sustainable, and stable operations worldwide.

The Innovation & Technology team demonstrates its position as a reliable technology and innovation partner by delivering technology to product solutions, supporting major field developments in the for ADNOC, and enabling stable natural gas production and supply through the deployment of technology for the OMV Petrom Neptun Deep project in Romania.

Technology deployment in the area of Smart Oil Recovery (SOR) – an innovative method to optimize Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) in mature reservoirs – allows for incremental oil production. In the next generation of EOR, we will use alkaline viscous salt water with increased mobilization effects especially in our Austrian reservoirs.

Technologies that OMV successfully implements are showcased to the public at the OMV Innovation & Technology Center (ITC) in Austria. The Tech Center & Lab team in Austria and OMV Petrom Upstream Laboratories (ICPT) in Romania support all OMV assets globally as centers of excellence for analyses, testing, technology research, and consulting.

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