FX Energy Inc. of Salt Lake City has spudded the Frankowo-1 well in western Poland on Block 246 to test a Rotliegend natural gas target at a projected depth of 2,100 m.
The block covers 240,000 acres and is directly southwest of FX Energy’s Fences concession. If successful, the Frankowo-1 could indicate Rotliegend potential over a larger area in Block 246, said FX Energy, an independent having production in the US and Poland. FX Energy holds 100% interest of Block 246.
FX Energy is focused on the Polish portion of the gas-bearing Rotliegend fairway of the Northwest European Permian basin. The fairway begins in the west in the UK sector of the Southern North Sea, extends through the Netherlands and Germany, and culminates in Poland.
Similar aeolian Rotliegend sandstone reservoirs, formed by structural and stratigraphic traps, with gas sourced by Carboniferous coals and sealed by Zechstein evaporates, extend across the basin, FX Energy said on its web site.
In other news, Polish gas firm PGNiG said a joint venture of PGNiG and FX Energy expects to bring Komorze gas field on stream in western Poland next year. Komorze, a conventional gas deposit, is near the city of Poznan.