Republic of Croatia has a rich history of exploitation of its mineral resources. Firs gas field has been discovered in 1917 and first oil field in 1941. Intense exploration and exploitation of oil and gas in Croatia last 60 years. Exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons in Republic of Croatia is historically important initiator of economy growth.
Exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons onshore is ongoing for last 60 years. Today, onshore Croatia is intensively producing oil and gas. Adriatic Sea area has a 40 years long history in exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons. Since 1999 Croatia produces gas in the north part of the Adriatic Sea.
Croatia at the moment holds 60 exploration fields of hydrocarbons (57 onshore and 3 offshore).
Exploration area overview