Panel 5

Title: Evaluation of shale gas exploration progress in Poland

Topic: Shale gas development in Poland

Moderator: Parker Snyder, Director, Cleantech Poland


Kelly Brezger, General Manager, BNK Polska
John Claussen, Country Manager, Chevron Poland
Michał Kiełsznia, General Director, General Directorate for Environmental Protection
Rafał Miland, Director, Department of Geological and Geological Concessions, Ministry of Environment
Grażyna Piotrowska-Oliwa,CEO & President of the Management Board, PGNiG
Wiesław Prugar, President, Management Board, ORLEN Upstream
Beata Stelmach, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Richard Walawender, Director of the firm's International Practice, Miller Canfield

Key issues:
Poland is the European leader in shale gas development. Progress in this sector could bring substantial economic and energy-security benefits to Poland. While exploration continues, Poland needs to address envirionmental, regulatory, and infrastructure challenges. The U.S. and Poland have cooperated extensively on shale gas development, and continued public and private U.S.-Polish cooperation in this sector can help ensure success. Many American companies are actively exploring in Poland, bringing with them their technical know-how and best practices. In addition to exploration and drilling, there are potential opportunities for American firms in engineering and related services.This panel explores what Polish and American firms and governments can do to help this sector develop.