FX Energy nears gas production in Poland

FX Energy Inc., Salt Lake City, said Friday that its Kleka-11 well in western Poland's Kleka East structure will begin commercial production in November 2000. FX says this will make it the first western gas producer in Poland.


FX Energy Inc., Salt Lake City, said Friday that its Kleka-11 well in western Poland's Kleka East structure will begin commercial production in November 2000. FX says this will make it the first western gas producer in Poland.

Kleka-11 is in the Fences Project Area on the Kleka East structure, 2 km southeast of Polish Oil and Gas Co.'s (POGC) Kleka field. FX Energy holds 49% interest and POGC, 51%.

During meetings last week, POGC, the operating partner in the Fences Project area, agreed to allow its pipeline right-of-way and its Radlin field production facility to be used for the Kleka-11 hookup, said FX. This move will significantly reduce the time required to connect to POGC's gas pipeline grid.

FX Energy and POGC also agreed to begin drilling the Mieszkow structure in about 2 weeks and the Kleka North structure in about 2 months. The Kleka North structure is 1 km north of POGC's producing Kleka field. Kleka North and Mieszkow are on previously undrilled structures defined by 3-D seismic.

FX Energy and POGC are also acquiring 3-D seismic data on two other leads in the Fences Project Area, Zaniemysl and Donatowo, in anticipation of drilling in the first half of 2001. FX Energy plans to spend $16 million to drill at least five wells and acquire 3-D data over leads already identified by POGC.

The Polish company has discovered 10 fields with 1.3 tcf of reserves in and near the Fences Project area in the Rotliegendes trend and the Reef trend. More than 80% of POGC's gas reserves lie in the 300,000-acre Fences Project Area.

FX Energy also said Friday that the Wilga 255-4K well was plugged and abandoned as a dry hole.

Although the drilling rig has been released, further evaluations will continue to verify whether sufficient reserves have been developed by the Wilga 255-2 well to warrant commercial development. The Wilga 255-2 flowed at a combined rate of 16.9 MMcfd of gas and 570 b/d of condensate from three separate zones in the Carboniferous on test. An extended flow test of one zone in the Wilga 255-2 may be used to determine the commercial viability of a development project.

The Wilga 255-4K confirmed the presence of reservoir quality rock in an easterly direction from the discovery location as well as providing new information on structural dip of the Carboniferous intervals, said FX. The Wilga-3 appraisal well near the Wilga-2 discovery on the Lublin concession was drilling in late March toward 2,800 m (OGJ, May 8, 2000, p. 41).

Four more wells will be drilled this year. Seismic acquisition is under way to identify drill sites to expand the Wilga reservoir and define other structures on nearby Block 255.

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