LNG Energy subsidiary Saponis Investments has spudded its first shale gas exploration well, Wytowno S-1, in Poland.
Intermediate casing was landed at 1,205mKB with drilling operations about to resume towards the Ordovician / Silurian primary objective.
The Wytowno S-1 well is located within Saponis' Slawno concession area. It has a true vertical depth of 3,315m and is to be drilled within 45 days.
The well will require an AFE cost of $10m to drill, case, hydraulic fracture, complete and test the Ordovician / Silurian gas shale formation deliverability.