LNG Energy’s Polish subsidiary, Saponis Investments Sp. Z o.o. (Saponis), has awarded the drilling rig contract to NAFTA Pila for the drilling of the Wytowno S-1 and Lebork S-1 wells on the Slawno and Slupsk concessions in Poland.

Surface agreements have been secured for both wells, and surface site construction is underway. Once completed, mobilization and drilling will commence immediately upon the rig’s release from previous projects.

LNG will be utilizing the substantial shale gas drilling experience developed by NAFTA Pila in the USA, including securing proven oilfield equipment used in the North American drilling rig, and according to an LNG spokesman, once drilling is completed on these wells, North American engineering will be used for the fracture design to maximize the potential of this unconventional shale gas concession.