Dr. Leopold Bräuer

Dr. Leopold Bräuer

OMV Exploration and Production GmbH

  • Born in Salzburg, Austria; August 13th, 1957
  • Married, two children (born 1990 and 1993)


  • Studies of Technical Chemistry at the Technical University of Vienna, 1975-1980.
  • M.Sc. in Organic Chemistry, Technical University of Vienna, 1980
  • Ph. D. in Industrial Organic Chemistry, Technical University of Vienna, 1982

Professional Career

  • Research Scientist and Assistant Professor, Technical University of Vienna, 1980-1982
  • Senior Researcher in the fields of EOR and Condensate Technology in OMV Laboratory for Exploration and Production, 1982-1989
  • Laboratory Manager, OMV Laboratory for Exploration and Production, 1989-1998
  • Manager Facilities Engineering (Gas Processing Facilities) in OMV-EP, 1999-2004
  • Manager Project Desk Gas in OMV-EP, 2002-2003
  • Technology Development Coordinator OMV-EP, 2004 -2008
  • Advisor ICPT (Research Laboratory) in PETROM, Romania, 2005 – 2008
  • Head of Technology Development and Application  including Geothermal Energy Development ongoing
  • Selected external activities
  • Lecturer for Gas Processing at the Mining University at Leoben, Austria
  • Austrian Representative to the International Gas Union Working Committee 1: Exploration and Production, 2000 ongoing
  • Main Fields of Professional Experience
  • Experience in Enhanced Oil Recovery Methods, especially in Gas Flooding including Carbon Dioxide Flooding
  • Experience in Gas Processing and Condensate Technology
  • Publications in the fields of Enhanced Oil Recovery and Condensate Technology


Dr. Bräuer is author of various reports on Gas Processing for the World Gas Conferences 2003 and 2006. He was Chairman of the Technology Forum for New Methods in Gas Processing in WGC 2003.


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