FX Energy Begins Drilling Gorka Duchowna-1 Well; Reports Two Additional Wells to Start
SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FX Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: FXEN) today reported that drilling has commenced on the Gorka Duchowna-1 exploration well. The well is a planned test of the Main Dolomite and Carboniferous horizons at a projected depth of 2,700 meters; the well is expected to reach total depth in the fourth quarter. The Gorka Duchowna-1 well is located in the northwest quadrant of the 240,000 acre Block 246 concession, where FX Energy is the operator and holds a 100% interest.
Main Dolomite and Carboniferous potential in the northwest quadrant of Block 246 is suggested by the nearby Bronsko and Koscian fields, located approximately 5 kilometers north, which reportedly contain approximately 1 Tcf of gas. The Carboniferous in Poland is the source of gas produced from reservoirs in other horizons, such as the Rotliegend and lower Zechstein. The Carboniferous in Poland is also known to include horizons of good porosity and has the potential to serve as a producing reservoir.
Lisewo-2 and Szymanowice Wells to Start
The Company also reported that the Lisewo-2 well is rigging up for an expected start of drilling next week, and site preparation is underway at the Szymanowice-1 well, which is expected to start drilling around the end of September. The Lisewo-2 and the Szymanowice-1 wells both are located in the Lisewo area of the Fences concession, where the Polish Oil and Gas Company (PGNiG) is the operator and holds 51% working interest and the Company holds 49% working interest.
About FX Energy
FX Energy is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company with production in the US and Poland. The Company's main exploration and production activity is focused on Poland's Permian Basin where the gas-bearing Rotliegend sandstone is a direct analog to the Southern Gas Basin offshore England. The Company trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol FXEN. Website www.fxenergy.com
This report contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees. For example, exploration, drilling, development, construction or other projects or operations may be subject to the successful completion of technical work; environmental, governmental or partner approvals; equipment availability, or other things that are or may be beyond the control of the Company. Operations that are anticipated, planned or scheduled may be changed, delayed, take longer than expected, fail to accomplish intended results, or not take place at all.
In carrying out exploration it is necessary to identify and evaluate risks and potential rewards. This identification and evaluation is informed by science but remains inherently uncertain. Subsurface features that appear to be possible traps may not exist at all, may be smaller than interpreted, may not contain hydrocarbons, may not contain the quantity or quality estimated, or may have reservoir conditions that do not allow adequate recovery to render a discovery commercial or profitable. Forward-looking statements about the size, potential or likelihood of discovery with respect to exploration targets are certainly not guarantees of discovery or of the actual presence or recoverability of hydrocarbons, or of the ability to produce in commercial or profitable quantities. Estimates of potential typically do not take into account all the risks of drilling and completion nor do they take into account the fact that hydrocarbon volumes are never 100% recoverable. Such estimates are part of the complex process of trying to measure and evaluate risk and reward in an uncertain industry.
Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties outside FX Energy's control. Actual events or results may differ materially from the forward-looking statements. For a discussion of additional contingencies and uncertainties to which information respecting future events is subject, see FX Energy's SEC reports or visit FX Energy's website at www.fxenergy.com.
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