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Polish well comes up dry

Strzelecki fails to find recoverable hydrocarbons in onshore exploration well

Strzelecki Energia has come up dry with an exploration well on the onshore Kolo licence in Poland.

Grand Gulf Energy, which holds a stake in operator Stzerlecki, revealed Wednesday the Boleslaw-1 well had reached a total depth of 1550 metres but found no indications of recoverable hydrocarbons.

Boleslaw-1 had been targeting Santonian and Deep Cretaceous sandstones and, prior to drilling, the well had been believed to hold a best estimate prospective resource of 87.1 billion cubic feet of gas.

The well will now be plugged and abandoned following petrophysical analysis and the partners will carry out a post-drill technical review of all relevant well and seismic data to determine the way forward at the 1150 square kiometre Kolo licence.

Grand Gulf said the licence still contained additional prospecitivity, including an oil target which it said was a turbidite system fan, typical of a possible low-stand systems tract.