Shale gas drilling begins in eastern Poland
PR dla Zagranicy
PKN Orlen, Poland’s energy fuel giant, began drilling operations in Syczyn, in the eastern Chelm region on Monday.
This is the first of two explorations in search of shale gas deposits planned by the company this year.
PKN Orlen is conducting over 3,000 meters of drilling to check the data from seismic research carried out over the summer. Another two such operations are envisaged by mid 2012.
Currently, PKN Orlen has eight prospecting licenses for crude oil and natural gas deposits in Poland. Of the total, six are located in the eastern Lublin province. (ss)