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.
OMV produces and markets oil, gas and chemical product and process solutions in a responsible way. Group sales revenues of EUR 17 bn and a workforce of around 25,000 employees in 2020 make OMV one of Austria’s largest listed industrial companies.
In Exploration & Production, OMV has a strong base in Central and Eastern Europe as well as a balanced international portfolio, with Middle East & Africa, the North Sea, Russia and Asia-Pacific as core regions. Daily average production was 463,000 boe/d in 2020 with an emphasis on natural gas.
With sustainability being an integral part of its corporate strategy, OMV supports the transition to a lower-carbon economy and has set out to reduce operations emissions to net-zero by 2050 or sooner.
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.
RAG Austria AG is Austria’s largest energy storage company, and one of Europe’s leading gas storage facility operators
RAG focuses on storage, conversion and demand-based conditioning of energy in the form of gaseous energy carriers. The company has gas storage capacity of over 6.2 billion cubic metres of natural gas, or about 6% of total capacity in the EU.
The company also develops leading edge energy technologies related to green gas that partner renewables. This is enabling RAG to play a vital role in attaining Austria’s ambitious climate goals, and in the sustainable stewardship of the country’s raw material and energy supplies.
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.
One of the largest oil and gas companies, LUKOIL employs over 100,000 people in over 30 countries.
LUKOIL is present in 14 different countries in the Upstream sector, with a focus in Russia, Central Asia and the Middle East. Their vast technological expertise is applied to large scale projects with rich reserve bases, producing 2.1 million boe per day in 2020.
Downstream LUKOIL provides high quality oil, amongst other services, in 19 countries across the globe. Their refineries, with a total aggregate capacity of 80.4 million tones, and proximity to sales markets allows them to provide clients with premium distribution channels.
LUKOIL is a valuable partner, providing not only a vital exchange of information for research and development, but also scholarships and internships to students.
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.
Wintershall Dea is the leading European independent gas and oil company, complemented by a stable midstream business.The company was formed in May 2019 through the merger of Wintershall Holding GmbH with DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG.
This merger brought together two German companies, each with a history spanning more than 120 years. Both organisations have executed projects around the world, where they have developed extensive expertise and advanced capabilities. Wintershall Dea managed to reduce the underlying production costs to peer-leading €3.5 per boe in 2020.
Their interests in pipelines and other facilities are essential elements of the energy system in Germany and Europe, providing a reliable low-emission transportation system especially for low-cost natural gas from North-West Siberia for the growing import demand in Europe.
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.
Schlumberger is the world's leading provider of technology for reservoir characterization, drilling, production, and processing to the oil and gas industry. Working in more than 85 countries and employing approximately 100,000 people who represent over 140 nationalities, Schlumberger supplies the industry's most comprehensive range of products and services, from exploration through production, and integrated pore-to-pipeline solutions that optimize hydrocarbon recovery to deliver reservoir performance.
Schlumberger Limited has principal offices in Paris, Houston, London and The Hague, and reported revenues of $27.81 billion in 2016.
Founded in 1919, Halliburton is one of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the energy industry. With more than 65,000 employees, representing 140 nationalities in approximately 80 countries, the company serves the upstream oil and gas industry throughout the life-cycle of the reservoir – from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation, well construction and completion, and optimizing production through the life of the field.
Baker Hughes, a GE company, is the world's first and only fullstream provider of integrated oilfield products, services, and digital solutions. Backed by the digital industrial strength of GE, the company deploys minds, machines and the cloud to break down silos and reduce waste and risk, applying breakthroughs from other industries to advance its own. With operations in over 120 countries, the company's global scale, local know-how, and commitment to service infuse over a century of experience with the spirit of a startup - inventing smarter ways to bring energy to the world.