Boston, MA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 07/23/2014 -- There are glimmers of hope in the upstream oil and gas segment, with the Ascent -operated Peti?ovci tight gas scheme capable of improving near-term energy self-sufficiency and slowing the rate of growth in gas imports. The project is currently in the detailed permitting phase, facing unexpected slowdowns due to the lack of an established Slovenian regulatory infrastructure and new EU tendering obligations the country adopted in 2013. However, overall volumes are likely to be relatively modest, with imported Russian gas set to dominate supply for the foreseeable future. Slovenia is opposed to proposals for an Adriatic LNG terminal that is backed by Italy. This puts the country at odds with EU energy policy in the region.
The main trends and developments in Slovenia's oil and gas sector are:
- Independent explorer Ascent Resources has recorded promising results from fracture stimulation at its Peti?ovci tight gas project in Slovenia. Operations at the Pg-11A well indicate the potential for high gas productivity. By the end of 2013 they had displaced investments in Hungary, Netherlands and Italy to focus exclusively on the Slovenian project. In November 2013 key contracts were signed between the explorer and its Slovenian partners, including a new joint venture agreement, as well as a new infrastructure and service agreement. First production from Peti?ovci is expected by end-2014. The company has been particularly upbeat about the prospects of the project, with estimates of gas-in-place of as much as 17bn cubic metres (bcm). However they have recently noted that due to the lack of pre-existing Slovenian regulatory infrastructure, many of the permit requests are being processed more slowly than initially forecasted. Additional slowdowns are ascribed to new EU tendering obligations the country adopted in 2013. In February 2012, Ascent reported a 22% increase in P50 gas-in-place (GIP) volumes - to 14.3bcm - which was above the 11.7bcm previously...
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