History of Gas Production and Storage

Exploration and production events
Gas storage events
General events
2020
NAFTA acquires another opportunities to exploration and production of hydrocarbons in Ukraine in two of the PSAs - Grunivska and Okhtyrska.
 
2020
NAFTA has expanded its activities to the United Kingdom, where it provides technical and advisory services at UGS Humbly Grove
 
2019
NAFTA wins Vatazhkivska License tender
 
2019
NAFTA realized with the first exploration well Uzhgorod – 101 in Western Ukraine
 
2018
Nafta acquires underground gas storage facilities Breitbrunn/ Eggstätt, Inzenham - West a Wolfersberg) from DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG in Bavaria
 
2017
NAFTA together with its partners realized 3D seismic acquisition in Trnava, Slovakia and Uzhgorod, Ukraine
 
2016
NAFTA announces partnership with Cub Energy Inc. to develop Uzhgorod field in Western Ukraine
 
2016
NAFTA signed agreements with Vermilion Energy to develop Trnava project in Western Slovakia
 
2015
NAFTA partners with RAG to construct a testing storage facility for renewable energy
 
2014
Completion of Gajary-Baden development project – UGS capacity reaches 2.5 bcm
 
2012
NAFTA is first in Europe to launch an Option Product
 
2011
2nd stage of UGS Gajary-Baden launched – total UGS capacity of NAFTA reaches 2.3 bcm
 
2008
Construction of a new UGS Gajary-Baden storage facility started
 
2006
Underground storage capacity increased to almost 2 bcm thanks to technical optimization
 
2005
Vienna Basin Cooperation Project - the first deep well drilled in the Pre-neogene - joint venture in 2010 (2005 - 2011)
 
2003
Strategic decision to form two core businesses: Underground Gas Storage (UGS) and Exploration and Production (E&P)
 
1993
Pozagas Company founded by NAFTA and its partners
 
1988
UGS complex Lab reaches capacity of 1.7 bcm and daily injection/withdrawal rate of 20 mcm
 
1988
First 3D seismic campaign performed in the Vienna Basin
 
1984
Launch of the 3rd stage of UGS Lab
 
1979
Completion of the 2nd stage of UGS Lab – annual storage capacity increased to 350 mcm
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1977
Test operation of the 1st stage of UGS Lab with annual storage capacity of 200 mcm
 
1975
Deepest oil well drilled in Sastin 12 (6 505 m)
 
1973
First cubic metres of natural gas flow to underground gas storage facilities
 
1972
First 2D seismic campaign using CRP techniques
 
1971
Construction of underground gas storage facilities in the Vienna Basin in Western Slovakia
 
1970
Construction of transmission pipeline Brotherhood from Russia across Slovakia
 
1966
Development of the concept of converting depleted fields into underground gas storage
 
1966
Beginning of natural gas production in Eastern Slovakia
 
1963
Oil production in Slovakia reaches 84.5 thousand tons a year
 
1959
Peak natural gas production in Slovakia – 1.3 bcm a year
 
1958
Start of intensive gas connections in Slovakia
 
1952
First seismic campaign
 
1950
Start of commercial use of gas as by-product from oil extraction
 
1946
Merger of oil industry in Slovakia and Bohemia
 
1927
Annual oil production in Gbely totals 9,146 tons
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1914
Beginning of industrial oil production in Slovakia
 
1913
Discovery of crude oil reservoir in Gbely, Slovakia (then Austria-Hungary)