The permit, covering an area of 173.5 sqkm, is located some 80 km East of Milano, mainly in Brescia county and partly in Bergamo and Cremona.
Intensive exploration activities run by Eni in the area brought to several discoveries: Soncino, Ovanengo, Bagnolo Mella, Bordolano, Orzinuovi, Orzivecchi.
The knowledge of the area is quite good, however seismic interpretation and geological studies are required to further define and de-
The Ministry of Environment has approved the project and the Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico asked Regione Lombardia to release their agreement (Intesa). This is the last step to obtain the exploration permit by Ministro dello Sviluppo Economico.