Polish Exclusives

The European Union’s biggest eastern economy, the region’s largest holder of shale gas, has sought to revive exploration after foreign investors including Marathon Oil Corp. and Talisman Energy Inc. withdrew amid regulatory constraints and plans to increase taxation in Poland.

More than twice as many exploration wells will be drilled in shale plays this year as Poland steps up its efforts to tap these oil and gas resources.

The lessons learned by 3Legs Resources in its first two horizontal fracs will enhance production in future wells.