Well-connected with excellent companies along the value chain of hydrocarbons
Partnerships with leading-edge oil and gas companies, service providers and component suppliers complement key aspects of the Department Petroleum Engineering DPE.
As practical skills have to be acquired through learning-by-doing, internships play an important role in the bachelor program. Nevertheless, relationships between DPE and oil (related) companies not only increase the number of internships and thesis topics for students, but also lead towards software sponsoring and enable joint research projects.
With Group sales of EUR 23 bn and a workforce of around 24,100 employees in 2015, OMV Aktiengesellschaft is one of Austria’s largest listed industrial companies.
In Upstream, OMV focuses on three core regions – CEE (Romania, Austria), North Sea as well as Middle East and Africa – and selected development areas. 2015 daily production stood at approximately 303 kboe/d.
In Downstream, OMV has an annual refining capacity of 17.8 mn tonnes and approximately 3,800 filling stations in 11 countries including Turkey as of end 2015. OMV operates a gas pipeline network in Austria and gas storage facilities in Austria and Germany. In 2015, gas sales volumes amounted to around 110 TWh.
OMV is one of our major industry partners and key investor of our Petroleum Engineering department.
Since new technologies are crucial for OMV’s success, we continuously collaborate in research and development projects.
Since 2014, OMV is constantly looking for excellent Petroleum Engineering students and offers a scholarship to the best ones. With this “OMV Excellence Master Scholarship”, the students get the unique possibility to receive financial support during their studies, as well as an OMV mentor, a guaranteed internship at OMV and thesis support. Besides the transfer of know-how and in-depth business insights, the students can start building a great professional and personal network already during their studies.
Rohöl-Aufsuchungs Aktiengesellschaft (RAG) is Austria’s oldest oil and gas exploration and production company. One of its core business activities is energy storage. RAG has developed and operates its own storage facilities at Puchkirchen and Aigelsbrunn. A joint venture between RAG, Gazprom and Wingas operates the Haidach gas storage facility, and another, with Uniper, runs the 7Fields storage facility. Both facilities straddle the border between the provinces of Salzburg and Upper Austria.
Through its own storage capacity, which now totals about 6 billion cubic metres, and its activities as an operator, RAG makes a major contribution to security of supply in Austria and Central Europe as a whole. RAG is currently the fourth largest technical gas storage operator in Europe. The company sees itself as a partner for renewables and also develops geothermal energy and research projects such as Underground Sun Storage.
RAG has been operating closely with the University of Leoben on particular research projects for decades. RAG provides students with the opportunity to work as an intern or on a final diploma thesis.
TDE Group delivers customized solutions for performance analysis and process optimization as one of the leading companies for the upstream oil and gas industry. Since the beginning of the millennium the group’s international subsidiaries provide a global coverage enforcing the vision to increase efficiency and improve safety.
The location of TDE Group is ideally situated in the town of Leoben, which enforces the connection between the University and the Department of Petroleum Engineering. Since the foundation of the company, TDE Group continues to provide the institution with support for research projects, internships for students and career opportunities for graduates.
Created in 1990, Petroleum Experts (Petex) is a research and development company that encapsulates innovative engineering research into software. Petex develops the Integrated Production Modelling software (IPM). The IPM suite of tools GAP, PROSPER, MBAL, PVTP, REVEAL and RESOLVE can be run together seamlessly, allowing the engineer to design complete field models. With the Reservoir, Wells and Complete Surface Systems model completed and the production history matched, the production system can be optimized and production forecasts run.
The company's donation of IPM suite of tools worth 1.81 million euros will enable students and researchers to dynamically model oil reservoirs, production and injection wells, and surface pipeline networks as an integrated production system.