The Lower Paleozoic shale play in Poland comprises Ordovician to Silurian shales that were deposited within a vast sedimentary basin located above the southwestern edge of the East European Craton, which was later tectonically divided into three sub-basins: the Baltic, the Podlasie, and the Lublin Basins. The recent shale gas exploration boom in Poland resulted in acquisition of a large amount of new, good-quality data, but did not lead to a commercial production. While the current oil price plays a role, the original assumptions that Polish shales would be similar to North American shales proved to be untrue, with Polish...

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