AAPG ERC Bucharest 2016
Gabriel Ionescu, Conference Co-Chair

Since 1986, Gabriel’s entire career has been related to the oil and gas industry in Romania and abroad. He started as a well site geologist, working offshore the Black Sea for Petromar (Black Sea branch of Petrom). 

From 1993 until 1998, he was involved in Petrom’s drilling contractor international operations in the Black Sea, Marmara Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Persian Gulf and Bengal Bay. In 1998, he was appointed Chief Geologist at Petromar, but returned in 2001-2002 to international operations as Project Manager for the Arabian Sea - BB-OS/5 exploration project, in India. 

In 2005, he took over the position of Head of Region East Exploration Office, in the Romania E&P HQ in Ploiesti. Subsequently, in 2007, he was appointed Head of Black Sea Exploration Department and two years later he joined OMV as Head of Austria & Slovakia Exploration Department. Since September 2011 he is leading the overall Romania OMV Petrom Exploration Division.

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