LNG Energy said that its 20% owned Polish subsidiary Saponis Investments has spudded its first shale gas exploration well, Wytowno S-1, in Poland.

As of 9 January 2011, intermediate casing has been landed at 1205mKB and cemented in place, with drilling operations about to resume towards the Ordovician/Silurian primary objective.

The Wytowno well will be drilled to meet investment commitments for Saponis’ three concession areas such as Slawno, Slupsk and Starogard.

The Wytowno S-1 wellbore is located within the Slawno concession area.

LNG Energy is a Canadian exploration and development company focused on developing oil and gas reserves in Papua New Guinea, Poland and the US.