Shale Gas Exploration Halliburton Supplys Integrated Services for Shale Gas Exploration in Poland
Halliburton, one of the world's largest oilfield services companies, will be supplying integrated services for a shale gas exploration project of Chevron in Poland.
Houston, Texas/USA – Chevron expects to begin exploration drills in late 2011. Halliburton will provide drilling services, mud logging, cementing, coiled tubing, slickline services, well testing, completion and hydraulic fracturing for Chevron's Polish subsidiary under a three-years contract (with extension opportunities).
"Halliburton is committed to delivering the same industry-leading expertise and service for shale gas projects in Europe as we are delivering every day in North America," said Brady Murphy, Halliburton senior vice president, Europe/West Africa Region. "We have invested early in Poland, and we have the people and the technologies in place to support this growing market."
Geologist expect huge shale gas reserves in Poland. A US Department of Energy's report estimates the Polish reserves to be about 22.45 trillion cubic meters, making them the largest in Europe. Halliburton has already worked for Polish drilling cooperation PGNiG in 2010. With the exploration of these reserves, Poland hope to reduce its dependency on Russian gas imports.