Projects and Partnerships


RDG owns an exploration permit for a 2,248 km² concession in the Salzach-Inn region of Bavaria.

Oil was extracted at this site between the 1950s and 1960s, primarily by a consortium comprising Vakuum Öl (now Mobil Oil), Preussag (now Gaz de France Suez) and Gewerkschaft Elwerath (now BEB Erdgas und Erdöl GmbH). For a number of these fields, commercial production ceased to be viable in the 1990s following a prolonged period of low oil prices.

In 2008, in the course of the evaluation of the Salzach-Inn concession, RAG Austria AG commissioned a feasibility study to assess the hydrocarbon volumes remaining in these fields and the technical and commercial viability of a potential redevelopment. The results of the study indicated that there was a high probability of the presence of sufficient hydrocarbon resources for commercially viable production in the former Ampfing field and at the smaller Mühldorf-Süd field nearby.

For more detailed information on this project, please see

Ampfing project map