Halliburton recently performed the first-ever, shale hydraulic fracturing operation in Poland for PGNiG, the state-owned Polish oil and gas company. PGNiG contracted Halliburton to fracture the Markowola-1 exploratory well near Kozienice, Lublin province, to determine if the site contained commercial gas deposits. Increasing demand for natural gas in Poland has companies searching for domestic sources of unconventional gas deposits.
countries have been struggling with declining production and increasing demand,
according to published reports. The successful development of shale gas in Europe will provide energy and economic security for
been chosen to provide the first fracture stimulation project in Poland was very
exciting for us,” says Brady Murphy, vice president, Halliburton’s Europe/West
Africa Region. “We can use the experience we have gained and the technology we
have developed for use in the unconventional gas plays in the United States
to support development of unconventional gas resources in this region.”
has had a presence in Poland
for more than 15 years, and has been using fracture stimulation as way to
increase hydrocarbon production for more than 60 years around the globe.
Halliburton Delivers First Shale-fracturing Operation in Poland
August 18, 2010