ZAGREB (Croatia), November 18 (SeeNews) – Italy’s Eni and Croatian oil and gas company INA, through the joint operator INAgip, started gas production from six wells of Annamaria A platform located off the Croatian Adriatic coast, the Italian company said on Wednesday.
The sister platform, Annamaria B, located in the Italian waters, is currently in the final authorization phase for production start up, Eni said in a statement posted on its website.
Annamaria field will produce about 1.6 million of standard cubic meter per day in full capacity, thus significantly contributing to the need of gas for both Croatia and Italy, the statement added.
Eni operates the Annamaria A platform, in Croatia, through a 50% share in INAgip, a joint operating company with INA, and Annamaria B in Italy with a 90% share in a joint venture with Italian company Ligestra. Current production of INAgip is more than 5.0 million of standard cubic meters of gas per day, out of which Annamaria is contributing approximately 0.8 million of standard cubic meters per day, the statement said.
INA explores and drills for oil and gas in Croatia, Angola, Egypt, Syria and Iran.
INA's shares were traded at 1,715.10 ($351/234 euro) on the Zagreb Stock Exchange on Wednesday, 4.72% down from its previous close.
(1 euro=7.3163 Croatian kuna)