Harald A. Osel has been employed with the integrated oil company OMV since 1991 and has worked for OMV as a member of the Branch Management in various countries including Russia, Libya, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Austria, Pakistan, Tunisia, Yemen, United Arab Emirates and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Vienna and various postgraduate diplomas in Natural Gas Management (issued by CPES and validated by the University of Oxford) as well as in Petroleum Engineering (issued by the Professional Petroleum Engineering Institute in Houston).

During many years of working in the oil and gas industry, I have been delighted to have met many inspiring people, both inside and outside the industry. The image below shows the author with Retired Secretary Petroleum and Natural Resources, Government of Pakistan, Mr. G. A. Sabri (author of the book “The Proclaimed LNG Scam”);

I have been extremely honoured to meet a number of impressive personalities, many of whom were united with me in their quest for energy.

I would like to take this opportunity to express my thanks to my colleagues in OMV, my lecturers at the University of Vienna, the College of Petroleum and Energy Studies, as well as the Professional Petroleum Engineering Institute and to the many colleagues in the oil and gas industry. All of whom have given me the opportunity for discussion and debate for almost 30 years, in which I have been working in the oil and gas industry.

Finally, I would like to express my special thanks to Wolfgang Remp who (during his time as Senior Vice President E&P in OMV) has very much supported my request for postgraduate studies with the College of Petroleum and Energy Studies in Oxford and the Professional Petroleum Engineering Institute in Houston. My thanks also go to Helmut Langanger (former Executive Board Member E&P of OMV) who has given his approval to my participation in these studies as part of an individual training program. In this context, I would also like to thank Dr. Ashiq Hussain (OMV’s former Exploration Manager) whose trust in my ability to write Gas Marketing Studies has laid the foundations for my interest in continuing my studies in this field.