Field Trips

During the days surrounding the conference & exhibition, we offer you the opportunity to join one of our exciting, informative and enjoyable field trips.

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Field Trips

During the days surrounding the conference & exhibition, we offer you the opportunity to join one of our exciting, informative and enjoyable field trips.

OMV Innovation & Technology Center in Gänserndorf, Detailansicht Ausstellungsraum
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Field Trip 1
OMV Innovation & Technology Center – OMV TECH Center & Lab Monday 5 June 2023​

Field trip to OMV Austria, Gänserndorf:

  • Tour through the OMV Innovation & Technology Center (ITC)
  • Visit of the OMV TECH Center & Lab

 

OMV’s ITC exhibits leading exploration and production technologies using state-of-the-art presentation technologies and exhibition design. The focus is on disciplines like Geology and Geophysics, Drilling Technology, Artificial Lift, Smart Oil Recovery Material & Corrosion Saltwater Treatment and Nanotechnology. The ITC is next door to OMV’s Tech Center & Lab which will be visited afterwards.

Field Trip Leader:

  • Wolfgang Hujer (OMV E&P)
OMV Innovation & Technology Center in Gänserndorf, Detailansicht Ausstellungsraum
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Vienna: From Buildings Stones to an Urban Geothermal and Geophysical Testsite Monday 5 June 2023

Vienna is located next to the Danube on the western edge of the Vienna Basin, a Miocene pull-apart basin. Since Roman Times building stones from near-by quarries were used and reused for historical buildings. Most important are various types of Middle Miocene limestones from the Vienna Basin and local Upper Miocene clays for bricks. Gray Paleozoic granites from the Bohemian Massif are widely used as cobblestones. Especially during the 19th century, a wide range of decorative stones from all over Europe was used for facades of historical buildings.

This field trip will take you through the city center of Vienna to visit the geology of historical buildings. Afterwards the walk leads to the 1849 founded Imperial Geological Survey which played a major role in the development of the city.

Today the Geological Survey is part of the research center GeoSphere Austria. Among many others, research focuses on renewable energy especially on geothermal energy. A geophysical and geothermal test field in the garden of this institution will be visited to conclude this field trip.

Field Trip Leaders:

  • Thomas Hofmann (GeoSphere Austria)
  • Stefan Hoyer (GeoSphere Austria)
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The Neogene of the Vienna Basin – A Visit to one of the Largest Onshore Hydrocarbon Fields in Europe Friday 9 June 2023

The Vienna Basin is a major fault-controlled basin situated in the transition zone between the Eastern Alps (Central and Northern Calcareous Alps) and the Western Carpatians. The Vienna Basin contains one of the largest oil and gas fields in onshore Europe, the Matzen Field.

This field trip takes you to the Southern Vienna Basin where the main hydrocarbon reservoirs are well-exposed in quarries. The Miocene sandstones are characterized by subtropical events of the Paratethyan Sea witnessing rocky shores, huge submarine dune fields and vas oolite shoals.

Field Trip Leaders:

  • Mathias Harzhauser (Natural History Museum Vienna)
  • Philipp Strauss (OMV E&P)
  • Isabell Schretter (OMV E&P)
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Geothermal Energy Utilization in the Styrian Basin: A Success Story of Sustainable Agriculture Friday 9 June 2023

The Styrian Basin is one of Austria’s most promising areas considering its potential for geothermal energy utilization. Nevertheless, apart from spas, the number of successful operations is limited. The field trip will offer the unique opportunity to visit the facilities of Frutura, an organic vegetable producer that meets the highest standards of sustainability and regionality. The key to Frutura’s success is its energy autonomy, which is secured by a geothermal doublet producing hot water from Paleozoic carbonates. On site, the regional geology as well as details about the geothermal reservoir and the well design will be introduced, followed by a guided tour to the greenhouses and the geothermal site. After a lunch break, outcrops of Plio-/Pleistocene volcanic rocks will be visited. This young volcanism indicates a strong crustal extension, which results in an elevated geothermal gradient in the Styrian Basin.

Field Trip Leaders:

  • Wolfgang Siedl (OMV E&P)
  • David Misch (Montanuniversitaet Leoben)
  • Reinhard Sachsenhofer (Montanuniversitaet Leoben)
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Impressions from Madrid 2022 field trips