OMV New Zealand is this country‘s largest liquid hydrocarbon producer and the third largest gas producer.
OMV NZ has been active here since 1999 when it acquired shares in the Maari oil field which it later developed and now operates. Focusing strictly on exploration and production in New Zealand, OMV New Zealand currently holds shares in the Maui and Pohokura gas fields. OMV New Zealand also has seven offshore exploration and mining permits or licences in the Taranaki and Great South Basin regions.
OMV NZ prides itself on its high health, safety and environment standards. It strives to be a very responsible operator, exceeding requirements wherever possible. We strive to maintain good relationships with iwi, hapu and wider communities near our operations.
We are active in a wide range of community and environmental projects. For example, we have supported intensive marine mammal research by Crown Research Institutes and Universities, along with the Cook Strait whale survey. We have also supported several projects to protect endangered species, home insulation programmes and the Hundertwasser Wairau Maori Arts Centre in Whangarei.
OMV NZ is a subsidiary of the OMV Group. OMV is producing and marketing oil and gas, innovative energy and high-end petrochemical solutions – in a responsible way. With Group sales of EUR 20 bn and a workforce of around 20,700 employees in 2017, OMV Aktiengesellschaft is one of Austria’s largest listed industrial companies. The company is very active in a number of sustainability initiatives ratings-indices. The company is very active in a number of sustainability initiatives ratings-indices.