Wolfgang E. Schollnberger is Technology Vice President with BP plc, in Sunbury, England.
Wolfgang worked for Royal Dutch/Shell for more than six years in the Netherlands and Spain before joining Amoco in 1979 as a senior geologist in Houston. He subsequently had operational and management assignments in Cairo, Houston, and Chicago before becoming Vice President, Exploration in Amoco Production Company's Africa and Middle East Region in Houston in 1989.
From 1990 to 1993 he was Vice President responsible for Amoco's entry into new E&P ventures. Under his leadership Amoco acquired acreage in Azerbaidjan, China, Russia and Venezuela. Following that through the merger between BP and Amoco in 1998, he was Vice President, Exploration and Production Technology and the chairman of Amoco Corp.'s technology council, which assured technology application in Chemicals, Exploration and Production as well as Refining and Marketing.
A native of Austria, Wolfgang earned a Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Vienna in 1971, and participated in The Executive Program at the University of Virginia's Darden School in 1990. He is fluent in four languages, and has been working as a geologist in Africa, America, Asia and Europe before joining the petroleum industry.
Wolfgang Schollnberger is an Honorary Professor at the Mining University in Leoben, Austria. He is also the Chairman of the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers, London (OGP), and a former Chairman of the Board of the Offshore Technology Conference(OTC), which is held annually in Houston.
Wolfgang and his wife, Hennie, live in London, England. They have two daughters, Elle Marie Schollnberger, PhD, who works with Schlumberger in Equatorial Guinea, and Merel Schollnberger, MS, who works at the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland.