Austria’s OMV and Russia’s Gazprom have agreed to extend their science and technology partnership.
The Joint Coordinating Committee for Scientific and Technical cooperation and partnership between Gazprom and OMV held a meeting in Vienna, Austria. The meeting was run by Oleg Aksyutin, deputy chairman of the Management Committee, Head of Department at Gazprom, and Johann Pleininger, OMV Board Member for Upstream and deputy chairman of the Executive Board.
At the meeting the companies discussed issues related to the integrity of the gas transmission system, the outlook for the energy markets, environmental protection, drilling techniques, and hydrocarbon exploration and production technologies.
Both firms signed the Annex to the Program for the Scientific and Technical Cooperation and Partnership for 2016 to 2020. The document adds a new dimension to the companies’ research activities: “Ensuring safe operation of oil and gas facilities through best practices in occupational safety.”