Slovenia Oil & Gas Report

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B MI View: Slovenia's upstream sector remains close to inexistent, with little to no oil or gas production within our forecast period. While there is upside risk in the gas segment attributed to the Ascent-operated Petisovci tight gas project, t he initiative faces continued regulatory and funding headwind s . O verall volumes are likely to be relatively modest in the case of project realisation , with imported Russian gas set to dominate supply for the foreseeable future.

Headline Forecasts (Slovenia 2014-2020)
2014e 2015e 2016f 2017f 2018f 2019f 2020f
e/f = BMI estimate/forecast. Scource: EIA, BMI
Crude, NGPL & other liquids prod, 000b/d 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
Refined products production, 000b/d 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Refined products consumption & ethanol, 000b/d 51.4 52.1 53.0 53.5 54.1 54.8 55.4
Dry natural gas production, bcm 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Dry natural gas consumption, bcm 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.9
Brent, USD/bbl 99.50 53.60 46.50 57.00 62.00 65.00 71.00

The main trends and developments in Slovenia's oil and gas sector are:

  • There is evidence of commercial gas deposits close to the Hungarian border that can be exploited for power generation purposes. However, given project delays, we do not include it within our reserves or production forecast. The country's upstream reserves currently remain extremely limited.

  • Slovenian natural gas production will remain limited throughout our forecast period, thanks to the lack of upstream development in the country. While the long-delayed Petisovci project poses upside risk to our forecast, we maintain our more modest outlook, given continued financial and regulatory delays associated with the initiative.

  • In May 2016, it was reported that the country's Administrative Supreme Court withdrew the provisional IPPC permit granted by the Slovenian Environment Agency in June 2015. The Court decision will delay the company's long-term plan for the field to have gas treated and sold in Slovenia.

  • As of the summer of 2016, Ascent seems to be leaning towards an option of sending raw gas to Croatia. The company signed a preliminary and conditional agreement for a new route to market using an existing production pipeline from the Petisovci field in Slovenia to the Croatian border where the raw gas will be sold. As noted earlier, this route is independent of the IPPC Permit. No further regulatory approvals are required for gas production to commence using this route to market.

  • In line with this option, the company has entered an agreement to acquire a Company which owns access to a key section of pipeline in Slovenia in return for the issue of up to 75 million new Ascent shares plus options over a further up to 7.5 million shares at a price of 2 pence per share. The option is currently under study by the company and remains conditional to date. Should the option succeed, first gas and early production at the field could be reached in early 2017.

  • However, Ascent highlights that for the project to move into full field development, the new processing plant (and thereby the IPCC award) remains crucial as the other two options would only enable limited uptakes of gas. As such, while these two options are viable for early production, a new processing plant is required to produce higher volumes of gas and bring field production to its full capacity.

  • With no active refinery, we believe Slovenia will not produce any refined products within our forecast period. While plans for a biodiesel plant are under discussion, the poor downstream environment in Europe will likely preclude plans from materialising.

  • Slovenia imports all its supplies of refined products, remaining heavily dependent on Russia for its refined fuels consumption. Strengthening demand will increase the country's deficit and maintain its status as a net importer through 2025.

  • We maintain Slovenia will remain dependent on gas imports for all of its domestic consumption given our expectation for delays to the Petisovci-Lovaszi project. Should the project materialise, we note downside risks to Slovenia's gas import requirements.

BMI Industry View
Table: Headline Forecasts (Slovenia 2014-2020)
Industry Forecast
Upstream Exploration
Upstream Production - Oil
Upstream Production - Gas
Latest Updates
Structural Trends
Table: Gas Production (Slovenia 2014-2019)
Table: Gas Production (Slovenia 2020-2025)
Refined Fuels Consumption
Table: Refined Products Consumption* (Slovenia 2014-2019)
Table: Refined Products Consumption* (Slovenia 2020-2025)
Gas Consumption
Table: Gas Consumption (Slovenia 2014-2019)
Table: Gas Consumption (Slovenia 2020-2025)
Trade - Oil
Table: Refined Fuels Net Exports (Slovenia 2014-2019)
Table: Refined Fuels Net Exports (Slovenia 2020-2025)
Trade - Gas (Pipeline And LNG)
Latest Updates
Table: Gas Net Exports (Slovenia 2014-2019)
Table: Gas Net Exports (Slovenia 2020-2025)
Industry Risk Reward Index
Central And Eastern Europe Oil & Gas Risk/Reward Index
Table: CEE: High Risk, Low Reward
Table: CEE Upstream, Downstream And Overall Risk/Reward Index
Upstream: China Still The Target Market
Table: CEE Upstream Risk/Reward Index
Downstream: Turkish STAR Only Bright Spot In Weak Market
Table: CEE Downstream Risk/Reward Index
Slovenia - Risk/Reward Index
Slovenia Upstream Score - Overview
Slovenia Upstream Score - Rewards
Slovenia Upstream Score - Risks
Slovenia Downstream Score - Overview
Market Overview
Oil And Gas Infrastructure
Oil Refineries
Table: Refineries In Slovenia
Service Stations
Oil Storage Facilities
Oil Terminals/Ports
Oil Pipelines
Gas Pipelines
Competitive Landscape
Competitive Landscape Summary
Table: Key Downstream Players
Regional Overview
Central And Eastern Europe Oil & Gas Regional Overview
Oil Production: Oil Powerhouses Falter On Weak Prices
Oil Consumption: Short-Term Weakness As Russia Struggles
Refining Capacity: Modernisation Key To Competing
Natural Gas Production: Gas Ramp-Up Demand Dependent
Table: Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline Expansions
Gas Consumption: Demand Falters On Struggling Economies
Table: Central & Eastern Europe Oil & Gas Production & Consumption, Refining Capacity & Trade
Table: Glossary Of Terms
Industry Forecast Methodology
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Table: Bmi's Oil & Gas Upstream Risk/Reward Index
Table: Weighting

The Slovenia Oil & Gas Report has been researched at source and features BMI Research's independent forecasts for Slovenia including major indicators for oil, gas and LNG, covering all major indicators including reserves, production, consumption, refining capacity, prices, export volumes and values. The report includes full analysis of industry trends and prospects, national and multinational companies and changes in the regulatory environment.

BMI's Slovenia Oil & Gas Report provides professionals, consultancies, government departments, regulatory bodies and researchers with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Slovenian oil and gas industry.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent oil and gas industry forecasts for Slovenia to test consensus views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Slovenian oil and gas market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in the Slovenian oil and gas sector through reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Slovenia.
  • Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity) and Competitive Landscape Tables.


BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI’s key forecasts and industry analysis, covering oil and gas reserves, supply, demand and refining, plus analysis of landmark company developments and key changes in the regulatory environment.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the upstream and downstream sectors and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

BMI Industry Forecasts

Historic data series and forecasts to end-2024 for all key industry indicators, supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key downside risks to the main forecast:

  • Pricing: Oil price (USD/bbl, WTI, Brent, OPEC basket, Urals); oil products prices (unleaded gasoline, gasoil/diesel, jet/kerosene – USD/bbl) at global hubs.
  • Production, Consumption, Capacity & Reserves: Proven oil reserves (bn barrels), production, consumption, refinery capacity and throughputs (‘000b/d); proven gas reserves (tcm), production and consumption (bcm) and fuels trade.
  • Imports & Exports: Crude oil exports/imports (‘000s b/d) and value of crude oil trade in USD. Fuels exports/imports (‘000s b/d) and value of fuels trade in USD. Natural gas imports/exports (bcm), by pipeline and/or LNG, and value of natural gas trade.

BMI’s Oil & Gas Risk Reward Index

BMI’s Risk Reward Indices provide investors (independents, NOCs, IOCs, oil services companies) looking for opportunities in the region with a clear country-comparative assessment of the upstream and downstream market’s risks and potential rewards. Each of the country markets are scored using a sophisticated model that includes more than 40 industry, economic and demographic data points to provide indices of highest to lowest appeal to investors, with each position explained.

Market Overview

A profile of the upstream and downstream sectors, including analysis of reserves, output, consumption and trade of energy products; overview of the industry landscape and key players; assessment of the business operating environment and the latest regulatory developments.

Competitive landscape

Comparative company analyses by USD sales, % share of total sales, number of employees, year established, ownership structure, oil production (‘000b/d), gas production (bcm), downstream capacity (‘000b/d) and % market share.

Company Profiles*

Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI’s industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape to generate Company SWOT analyses. The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.

Regional Overview

Regional perspective on size and value of the industry. Plus comparative rankings by production, refining, imports and exports of oil, gas and LNG.

Global Oil Market & Oil Products Outlook

Based on our country coverage of over 99% of global oil and gas production and consumption, BMI provides demand, supply and price forecasts to end-2024 for oil, gas and oil products.


The Oil & gas Reports draw on an extensive network of primary sources, such as multilateral organisations, government departments, industry associations, chambers and company reports.

*Company profiles are not available for every country. Those reports instead contain information on the current activities of prominent companies operating in the market.