02 November 2011 13:33 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--A Polish subsidiary of the Chevron Corporation has begun exploratory drilling for shale gas, the ?xml:namespace>
Chevron Polska Exploration & Production drilled its first well to explore for gas that can be extracted from shale rock in the Grabowiec licence area in
"The company is pursuing an exploration programme that includes acquiring geophysical surveys to generate subsurface maps, and drilling exploratory wells," Chevron said.
"To date, the company has acquired more than over 1,300km [800 miles] of subsurface data across the four concession areas [it is licensed to explore in
The Polish government says preliminary estimates show the country's shale gas reserves could be as high as 5.3 trillion cubic metres, equivalent to more than 300 years of the country's yearly gas requirement.
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