DRILLING MARKET FOCUS: Albania continues to attract international operators

A new redevelopment project in the Patos-Marinza oil field is keeping attention on the Balkans.Albania, in southeastern Europe, has petroleum resources both on and offshore, and shares geologic trends with the neighboring Balkan states of Croatia; Serbia and Montenegro; Macedonia; and Greece. The country has licensed drilling to American, Austrian, Canadian, Croatian, Greek, and Swedish companies only in the last 15 years.Albania’s Adriatic and Ionian sea offshore resources have been only lightly explored. But the country harbors one of the largest onshore oil fields in Europe, Patos-Marinza, discovered in 1928.The former state oil and gas company of Albania, the General Directorate...

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