Polish Briefing 18 December, 2017 9:00 am   
Editorial staff

Polish Briefing: LNG Terminal in Świnoujście improves its transparency

What goes on in Poland on the 18th of December.

Gaz-System at the ALSI platform. It will improve its transparency

Gaz-System joined the ALSI platform by publishing the data concerning the operation of the LNG terminal in Świnoujście. This in turn contributes towards enhanced credibility and transparency of the company’s operations and allows to forge strong relationships with the stakeholders.

ALSI is a public platform that makes available aggregated operational data regarding the LNG terminals in the EU. The ALSI platform was developed by the LNG terminal operators as part of their cooperation in Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE). ALSI provides daily information on the LNG terminals in the EU. The historical data concerning the terminal in Świnoujście dates back to 31 May 2016.

The LNG Terminal in Świnoujście is a key component of the Northern Gateway that aims at increasing security and diversification of gas supplies and at developing competitive gas markets in Central Europe and the Baltic Sea region.

PGNiG starts drilling new production well in Pakistan

A fifth well in the Rehman field will allow the company to increase its natural gas output. PGNiG is currently producing almost 0.5 mcm of natural gas per day from Pakistani fields, with a total of over 300 mcm extracted since mid-2013. All gas output is sold on the local market.

The drilling work is being performed by a PGNiG Group company Exalo Drilling SA under the Kirthar production licence. The field is located in the Sindh province, in the south-eastern part of the country. The target length of the well is approximately 2,870 m. Rehman-4 will be the fifth production well, after Hallel X1, Rehman-1, Rehman-2 and Rehman-3.

“We aim to gradually increase natural gas output in Pakistan and consolidate our position on the local market. We are currently producing from two fields – Rehman and Rizq, but odds are good that we will be able to bring on stream another three fields under the Kirthar licence. We are also analysing the feasibility of expanding the local production infrastructure,” said Piotr Woźniak, President of the PGNiG Management Board.

The company has applied to the Pakistani government for the strategic partner status, which would enhance PGNiG’s position on the local market and give it the right to secure licences without competitive bidding.

In Pakistan, PGNiG produces tight gas (compressed natural gas trapped in rock pores). The method used to extract tight gas is hydraulic fracturing.