INA finds new source of natural gas (Archive photo: Marijan Susenj/PIXSELL) INA finds new source of natural gas (Archive photo: Marijan Susenj/PIXSELL)

Testing in two natural gas saturated intervals measures natural gas amounting to a total of 53 000 cubic metres per day. The research drilling site is near INA’s Molva, Kalinovac and Ferdinandovac exploitation fields.

Drilling and construction of drill hole canals lasted four months and a final depth of 3410 metres was achieved. INA plans to continue activities in order to bring the newly discovered natural gas reserves into production in the next few years, while achievement of the plan will depend on the time it takes to issue licenses, said INA.

“We are happy about the positive result at the Severovci-1 drill hole because it is a confirmation of the quality work , knowledge and experience of INA’s experts. Croatia is our most important area in research activities and production of oil and natural gas. It is our goal to put all existing potentials in the country into production. We are interested in further investments in research activities that could lead to discoveries and consequent production and that is related to smaller sources of hydrocarbons,” said Tvrtko Perković, INA’s Operations Director for Research and Production.

Source: HRT