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Offshore - hydrocarbon exploration commenced in 1970 with the Jadran-1 well. In 1973 the Jadran-6 well made the country’s first offshore gas discovery at the Ivana Field in the north, close to the mouth of the Po River. The reservoir was shallow Pliocene sands.
In the south a number of wells later encountered oil shows in the Cretaceous near the Italian border where producing fields exist but no commercial discoveries have been made.
From 2013 14,700 kms of 2D seismic data were acquired and tied to an 8,000 km dataset over the Italian margin that had been reprocessed in 2011.
The government also enacted a series of reforms in 2013 updating the hydrocarbons laws, establishing new terms and forming the Croatian Hydrocarbon Agency to oversee activities.The 1st offshore licensing round was then announced including 29 blocks in water depths up to 1,300m.
Offshore around 120 wells have been drilled in the Croatian part of the Adriatic Sea, mostly in the north, whilst the south is virtually unexplored. Nearly 20 shallow gas discoveries have been made but only a few are currently producing.
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