OMV New Zealand is one of New Zealand’s largest liquid hydrocarbon producers, the largest gas producer, and a major explorer in a number of offshore basins around New Zealand, particularly the Taranaki Basin.
OMV New Zealand 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 New Zealand 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 significantly investing in sustainability initiatives with a positive impact on the environment and the community. Projects protecting New Zealand’s unique biodiversity is a key focus for OMV. Along with supporting environmental initiatives, projects that make a difference on the health and wellbeing of people and communities is also important to us, especially in Taranaki where we operate. OMV is a key supporter of home insulation programs and other community partnerships, including road safety and WOMAD Taste the World.
OMV New Zealand 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.