BNK touts shale gas readings at Poland Baltic well

The Gapowo B-1 well on the Bytow concession in Poland encountered overpressured shales in Lower Silurian and Ordovician and greatly elevated gas readings over those in wells on the Saponis concessions. BNK Petroleum Inc., Camarillo, Calif., said the well, operated by its Indiana Investments Sp. z o.o. subsidiary, was drilled to 4,300 m to evaluate the Silurian, Ordovician, and Cambrian Alum shales. The elevated readings were encountered despite the much heavier drilling mud used in Gapowo B-1 and slower penetration rates. Geologic data validate the company’s previously disclosed geologic model, BNK said. At Gapowo B-1, the Ordovician shale thickness was 45 gross m compared with 27 gross m...

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