Exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons, geothermal water for energy purposes, storage of natural gas and permanent disposal of carbon dioxide.
Exploration and exploitation of Hydrocarbons
Conditions for performing activities
A license and a contract for the commercial use of common or other goods is required for the hydrocarbon exploration and exploitation. Licensing and contract award is carried out on the basis of only one public tendering in a single procedure. Mining operations can be carried out solely based on issued licenses and concessions which forms an integral part of the issued permits in case fulfilling requirements laid down by law. The Government of the Republic of Croatia, by means of special decisions, in accordance with the implementing regulations issued by the Ministry, shall regulate the procedure of public tendering for granting the permits. The procedure of issuing a permit starts with implementing a permit procedure by the Government of the Republic of Croatia in accordance with the provisions of the Law. The public tender for awarding licenses is published in the media and on the official website of the Ministry at least three months before the deadline of tender submission. The Ministry shall publish a public tender for awarding licenses in the Official Journal of the European Union at least six months before the deadline of tender submission. The contents and conditions of the public bidding for licensing and the selection criteria for the most successful tenderer shall be determined by a special decision from the Government of the Republic of Croatia at the proposal of the Expert Committee before making a decision on the publication of a public bidding. Criteria for selecting the most appropriate bidder in a public tender must be based on the technical, financial and professional competences of the public tenderers as well as on the quality of the bid.
Determined in the tender documentation.
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Competent Authority and Regulations
Directorate for Energy (Sector for Petroleum Engineering and Geothermal Water for Energy Purposes)
Ulica grada Vukovara 78, 10 000 Zagreb
Fax: +385 (0) 1 6106-022
Approvals for performing activities
Agreement on exploration and production sharing of hydrocarbons
Agreement on exploration and exploitation with the obligation to pay fees and taxes
The decisions made by the Government of the Republic of Croatia and the Ministry are enforceable under the Law. Against the decision made by the Government of the Republic of Croatia and the Ministry under the Law on Appeal is not admissible, but a dissatisfied party may initiate an administrative proceedings at the competent court.
All information comes from the regulations within the scope of the competent authority.