Our focus is on exploring and developing conventional oil and gas reservoirs, namely those where the oil and gas deposits are held in formations with relatively high porosity and permeability, such as sandstone. Conventional exploration has developed over the last 150 years and contrasts with unconventional exploration, e.g. for shale oil and shale gas, which has developed in recent years and is focused on exploiting hydrocarbons contained in low-porosity, low-permeability reservoirs. Alpine is specifically not exploring for shale oil or shale gas.
Alpine is committed to conducting its operations in accordance with international best practice and to working openly with local communities, with a view to exploring and developing Slovakia’s oil and gas resources for supply to local and regional markets.