Conference: Unconventional Hydrocarbons. The Polish experience in the European dimension

The Polish experience in relation to unconventional hydrocarbon exploration, in particular shale gas, is unique in Europe. This half-day conference will provide expert insight and analysis into this experience and how it can serve to provide valuable direction for the future of the Energy Union. This conference is hosted by the Polish Geological Institute - National Research Institute, under the auspices of the Polish Ministry of the Environment and supported by EuroGeoSurvey. 

Conference: Unconventional Hydrocarbons. The Polish experience in the European dimension

When:

Thursday 17 September, 2015

09.30 to 15.30 CEST

Where:

Silken Berlaymont Brussels, Boulevard Charlemagne 11-19

1000 Brussels, Belgium

This event is now operating a waiting list. If you would like to apply for a place, please click here to register. There are no fees to attend.

Conference Programme

  • 9:30 – 09:40: Welcome and introduction on the challenges of European energy policy -  Guest of Honour Jerzy Buzek MEP, Chair, Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, European Parliament
  • 09:40 – 09:45: Welcome - Koen Verbruggen, President, EuroGeoSurveys and Geological Survey of Ireland
  • 09:45 – 10:05: Mission possible – unconventional hydrocarbons in the future Polish energy mix -Sławomir Brodziński, Vice Minister, Chief National Geologist of Poland, Ministry of the Environment, Poland
  • 10:05 – 10:25: Shale gas/oil exploration in Poland – disappointment or a good lesson for future? -Grzegorz Pieńkowski, Director for Promotion and Cooperation, Polish Geological Institute-National Research Institute
  • 10:25 – 11:00: The environment and shale gas exploration. Results of studies on the soil-water environment, ambient air, acoustic climate, process fluids and wastes - Małgorzata Woźnicka, Head of Hydro-geohazard and Groundwater Protection Program, Polish Geological Institute-National Research Institute, Monika Konieczyńska, Environmental Geologist, Polish Geological Institute-National Research Institute
  • 11:00 – 11:20: Environmental Monitoring of Shale Gas Operations in the UK - Simon Talbot, Managing Director, Ground-Gas Solutions Limited
  • 11:20 – 11:40: Shale gas potential in Germany – pre-exploration estimates - Hans-Joachim Kümpel, President, Federal German Geological Survey (BGR)
  • 11:40 – 12:00 Coffee Break
  • 12:00 – 13:30: Panel Debate - Moderator: Andrzej Rudnicki, Spokesman, Polish Geological Institute-National Research Institute

- Monika Konieczyńska, Environmental Geologist, Polish Geological Institute-National Research Institute
- Hans-Joachim Kümpel, President, Federal German Geological Survey (BGR)
- Grzegorz Pieńkowski, Director for Promotion and Cooperation, Polish Geological Institute-National Research Institute
- Simon Talbot, Managing Director, Ground-Gas Solutions Limited
- Małgorzata Woźnicka, Head of Hydro-geohazard and Groundwater Protection Program, Polish Geological Institute-National Research Institute
- Rafał Miland, Director of the Department of Geology and Geological Concessions, Ministry of Environment of Poland

  • 13:30 – 14:30 Lunch. Conference close

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If you would like to discuss this event, please contact Eleanor Chappell on +44 (0) 2920 783 029 or email eleanor.chappell@forum-europe.com.

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