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OMV Strategy Update: “Profitable Growth”

OMV is hosting a Capital Markets Day and Media Summit in Istanbul to present an update on its strategy. The Strategy builds on growing OMV’s upstream portfolio, on expanding its integrated gas business and on restructuring the oil downstream segment

September 21, 2011

Austria and Azerbaijan Expand Cooperation

An Austrian delegation will hold several meetings with Azerbaijani ministries and private companies.

September 20, 2011

OMV Board Member Werner Auli to Leave Executive Board

After nearly 25 years of active service at the Austrian oil and gas company OMV, Werner Auli will be stepping down as a member of the Executive Board due to health reasons at the end of 2011

September 19, 2011

OMV Publishes New Strategy

Gerhard Roiss became CEO of the Austrian OMV six months ago. This week, Roiss will present the company´s strategy at the capital market´s day in Istanbul, Turkey.

September 19, 2011

OMV’s Petrom Receives Approval for License Extension

The subsidiary of the Austrian oil and gas company was allowed to continue exploration works in Romania. The licenses were due to expire on September 12.

September 8, 2011

Joschka Fischer: „Nabucco is in time“

The former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany, Joschka Fischer, is optimistic regarding the realization of the Nabucco Gas Pipeline.

September 6, 2011

C.A.T. oil: EBIT Burdened by Higher Depreciation Expenses

The Lower-Austrian provider of oil and gas field services reported mixed results. Revenues increased by 24.4%, EBIT declined by 19.4% to € 10.0m.

August 30, 2011

ADX: Sidi Dhaher Well Spudded

The Austro-Australian oil and gas exploration and appraisal company started drilling operations for the Tunisian exploration well.

August 29, 2011

OMV Affected by Sanctions against Syria

The Austrian oil and gas company does not have a local production but buys 7% of its oil supplies from the Arabic country.

August 29, 2011

ADX Buys Back 20% Interest in Lambouka

The Austro-Australian oil and gas exploration and appraisal company increases its interest in the Tunisian prospect area to 50%.

August 17, 2011

OMV’s Results Impacted by Political Turmoil

The events in North Africa and the Middle East adversely impacted results of the Austrian oil and gas group: clean CCS EBIT and net income were both down 25%.

August 10, 2011

OMV: Total Production Declined by 14%

In the second quarter, the Austrian oil and gas company registered a significant drop in production. Sales volumes in the gas business increased by 43%.

July 22, 2011

New Attempt for Oil Pipeline Bratislava – Schwechat

New impetus for the Austro-Slovak infrastructure project: The pipeline would link OMV to the Russian network.

July 20, 2011

OMV Announces Re-Development of Schiehallion Oil Field

A joint venture including the Austrian oil and gas company will spend € 3bn on a major re-development of the Schiehallion oil field to the west of the Shetland Islands.

July 13, 2011

OMV Closes Acquisition of Petronas Carigali

The Austrian oil and gas company purchased the exploration and production entity of Petronas in Pakistan. Strong growth potential is expected in the country.

July 12, 2011

OMV’s Petrom Makes Significant Gas Discovery

The Austrian energy group’s subsidiary made a gas discovery in Romania. Further appraisal drilling is planned to assess what may be the most important onshore gas discovery in the country in the last six years.

July 7, 2011

EU Commission Blocks OMV’s Deal with Gazprom

The Austrian oil and gas company does not get its desired Russian partner as the EU Commission has rejected a share transaction between the two companies.

June 20, 2011

ADX Energy to Start Oil Drilling in Tunisia

The Tunisian army will guard the drilling project of the Austro-Australian oil and gas exploration and appraisal company at the Sidi Dhaher well.

June 10, 2011

Nabucco Legal Framework Finalized

Project support agreements were signed by each transit country. They are a prerequisite for the successful financing of the pipeline.

June 8, 2011

OMV with Oil Discovery in Iraq

The Austrian oil and gas company reported promising first results from one of its test drills. Further investigations of the well are planned.

June 3, 2011

C.A.T. oil: Results Influenced by Diversification into Third Core Business

The Lower-Austrian provider of oil and gas field services registered a net loss of € 1m due to high tax expense. Revenues increased by 29.4% yoy to € 61m.

May 30, 2011

OMV: New CEO and Organizational Structure of Its Turkish Operations

Gülsüm Azeri is going to succeed Melih Türker as CEO of the Austrian oil and gas group’s Turkish operations.

May 25, 2011

Results of OMV’s Ordinary Annual General Meeting 2011

A dividend of € 1.00 per share and a share buy-back have been approved by the AGM. Markus Beyrer was elected as member of the Supervisory Board.

May 17, 2011

OMV: Mixed Results in First Quarter 2011

“Strong oil price compensates impact of political instability”, the company states. Net Income declines, cashflows grow by 9%.

May 11, 2011

Austria's Energy Industry Considers the U.S. as a Promising Market

The U.S. market offers opportunities for Austrian technology in solar systems, pellet stoves, biogas, biomass and software to control wind turbines

May 10, 2011

Nabucco Announces Further Delay of Pipeline Project

Nabucco Gas Pipeline International GmbH today announces a revised timeline for the Nabucco pipeline project., which is due to a lack in suppliers.

May 6, 2011

Is Nabucco Turning into a Cost Trap?

The Nabucco gas pipeline could be twice as expensive as previously planned, according to sources from Turkey.

May 6, 2011

CEO Roiss: "Gas and Oil Remain the Core Business"

Renewable energies are already part of the program of OMV, said Gerhard Roiss. However, oil and gas will dominate in Europe until 2020.

May 5, 2011

Gas Pipeline Project for EVN

The Austrian energy company EVN to invest € 150m in high-pressure natural gas pipeline

May 4, 2011

Shutdown Petrochemicals – OMV Plant Overhaul at Schwechat Refinery

The OMV Refinery in Schwechat (Lower Austria) will undergo a further routine shutdown from May 3. This time, the petrochemical plant parts will be out of commission for around one-and-a-half months.

April 28, 2011

OMV Starts Operations in Tunisia

El-Badr-5 is the first OMV operated production well to go into operation with a production of 1,500 boe/d. Durra production concession has been granted. Both assets were part of the Pioneer portfolio acquired earlier this year.

April 27, 2011

EVN-Subsidiary Records Substantial Rise in Profits

The Rohöl-Aufsuchungs AG (RAG) shows a 23.1% increase in sales. Profits were up by 60%.

April 27, 2011

OMV: No Increase in Share on Petrom

The Austrian energy company OMV will not participate in OMV Petrom secondary public offering.

April 27, 2011

Energy Prices for Households still on the Rise

Especially mineral oil product prices rose steadily in the first quarter of 2011. Electricity prices remained stable.

April 23, 2011

OMV: German Refinery to be Converted

Because of the failures of Libyan oil imports, the OMV refinery at Burghausen is converted to alternative crudes.

April 19, 2011

OMV: No Sale of Stake in Borealis

The Austrian energy group OMV holds 36% of Borealis. IPIC, itself involved in OMV appears to be interested in the OMV share.

April 15, 2011

EVN Makes € 105m Investment in Croatia

The Croatian subsdiary of the Austrian energy company EVN started construction works on Zadar county gas network.

April 14, 2011

OMV Announces Major Gas Discovery in Australia

OMV has discovered gas on the North West Shelf of Australia in the Zola-1 exploration well. This represents one of the largest gas discoveries by the company.

April 14, 2011

CEO Roiss: "OMV: an international player with Austrian roots"

The new CEO of OMV plans a strategy review on three main areas: regional focus, portfolio development and future challenges.

April 1, 2011

Ruttenstorfer leaves OMV

The longtime CEO of OMV, Wolfgang Ruttenstorfer will pass on his position to Gerhard Roiss on April 1.

March 31, 2011

Romania's Premier: "Sale to OMV was a Huge Loss"

Prime Minister of Romania Emil Boc regrets the 2004 sale of the then government owned Petrom to Austria's OMV.

March 30, 2011

Difficult Search for a Buyer for OMV Refinery

The Austrian energy group has tried, so far unsuccessfully, to sell a refinery of its Romanian subsidiary Petrom. Now it will be closed down.

March 25, 2011 · Updated: March 26, 2011; 13:13

Petroleum Industry: Only 2659 Gas Stations by End-2010

Due to fierce competition and low margins, there are increasingly fewer gas stations in Austria

March 25, 2011

OMV: Low Production in Libya

Production of the Austrian energy group is likely to amount to only a quarter of the normal level.

March 23, 2011

OMV Fears Destruction of the Libyan Infrastructure

With the military attack on Libya, the fear that Gaddafi could damage oil production facilities of Western corporations in retaliation increases.

March 22, 2011

Ruttenstorfer: "OMV Stays in Libya '

Despite unpredictable developments, Austrian OMV stays in Libya. Neither are there any changes planned in other Arab countries.

March 10, 2011

OMV Continues Receiving Oil Deliveries from Libya

The Austrian oil and gas company is able to obtain deliveries from Libya in spite of the serious political crisis. Production is however limited.

March 8, 2011

Libya: OMV Foresees no Shortages

The CEO of the Austrian OMV considers not to have underestimated the risks in Libya.

February 24, 2011

Strong Growth in Results for OMV

The Austrian energy company OMV records a strong increase in EBIT as well as profitability.

February 24, 2011

OMV Expects Reduction in Oil Production in Libya

The Austrian energy company, which also operates in Libya, cannot eliminate any possibility of a decline in the oil production anymore.

February 23, 2011