By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Dec. 9 -- Italy’s Eni SPA said it plans to start drilling for shale gas in the Baltic basin in northeastern Poland in 2011.
The company will purchase Minsk Energy Resources and become operator of three licenses totaling 1,967 sq km. The exploration commitment is for six wells.
Eni will apply knowledge and expertise acquired through its North Texas Barnett shale joint venture. Poland is Eni’s first venture into unconventional gas in Europe.