27.07.2017 PGNiG has officially voiced a need for gas transmission capacity in the North-South Gas Corridor in the first phase of the Open Season procedure
Polish Oil & Gas Company has submitted its request in the first phase of the reservation procedure for gas transmission capacity to create a pipeline link between the Norwegian Continental Shelf deposits, Denmark and Poland.
The reservation procedure for gas transmission has been announced by pipeline operators in Poland and Denmark. According to the pipeline operators’ declarations, the link (including the Baltic Pipe pipeline from Denmark to Poland) will enable annual supplies of about 10 billion cubic metres of gas to Poland. PGNiG expects that the transmission of gas using the link will be possible in late 2022.
– Connecting the pipelines by linking Norway, Denmark, and Poland is the most important undertaking of this kind in our part of the continent, providing our recipients with a diversified gas supply on safe market conditions. We also plan to take part in the second phase of the procedure, which will start on September 5, 2017, and end with the signing of the final agreements on the volume of the assigned transmission capacity – said Piotr Woźniak, President of the Management Board of PGNiG SA.
PGNiG in Norway
Currently, PGNiG has 18 exploration and exploitation concessions in the Norwegian Continental Shelf, operating in five oil and natural gas deposits (Skarv, Vilje, Morvin, Vale, and Gina Krog) with hydrocarbon resources of 78 million barrels of oil equivalent (as of January 1, 2017). PGNiG is the operator of two of the said exploration concessions. The production volume of the Norwegian deposits forecast for 2017 is 571 thousand tons of oil equivalent and 0.5 billion cubic metres of natural gas.
PGNiG intends to take part in more concession rounds and deposit acquisition projects so that, in line with its Strategy, it can attain the annual exploitation output of 2.5 billion cubic metres of gas in the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
The possibility of transmitting the Norwegian Continental Shelf gas to Denmark and Poland will increase the diversification of the raw material’s supply sources and contribute to the improvement of the gas market competitiveness in Poland and the rest of Central and Eastern Europe.