Polish Oil and Gas Company (PGNiG) has successfully drilled another well on the Mielec – Bojanow fields. Together with the previous wellbore in the area, the Korzeniówek-2K appraisal well will ultimately add approximately 24 mcm per year to PGNiG’s natural gas output.
Korzeniowek 2-K is located in the village of Pustkow, county of Debica, in the Polish region of Podkarpacie. Exploration work in the area was commenced by the PGNiG Geology and Hydrocarbon Production Branch in late 2017, with the spudding of the first well – Korzeniowek-1K. The recorded flow of high-methane natural gas is typical of the region’s prevalent geological structure – the Carpathian Foredeep Basin miocene formation.
According to PGNiG’s estimates, annual gas production from Korzeniówek-2K will be close to 17.4 mcm, plus approximately 6.6 mcm from the previously drilled Korzeniówek-1K.
“Positive results returned by another gas well drilled in Podkarpacie confirm that the region is key to ensuring Poland’s energy security, its producing reserves play a very important role in our strategy of diversifying gas supply sources,” said Jerzy Kwiecinski, President of the PGNiG Management Board. “Thanks to the drilling of further wells and the use of state-of-the-art digital tools in field production processes, we want to step up the domestic output of natural gas in the years to come,” he added.
Both wells will be brought on stream via the existing infrastructure of the Pilzno Gas Production Facility. The PGNiG Geology and Hydrocarbon Production Branch is analysing the acquired geological and formation data, which will influence its decision to continue exploration work in the area.