Gapowo B-1A

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Administrative Information
Operator: 
Indiana Investments Sp. z o.o.
License or consession: 
Bytów
Permits granted: 
17/2010/p
Administrative country&region&county: 
  • Poland
  • Pomorskie
  • Kartuski
Geological Information
Location: 
Latitude: 54.233900000000
Longitude: 17.913397000000
Operational Information
Main Category: 
Shale Gas Wells
Borehole direction: 
Vertical
Drilling Status: 
Completed
Start of drilling: 
March 2014
Year of completion: 
2014
End of drilling: 
April 2014
Type and volume of well stimulation: 
No
Test or Production Results: 
No
Environmental information
EIA/Screening: 
No
Baseline, Monitoring Report: 
b
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Environmental Data(data resolution): 
Medium
Total volume of water used for the fracturing: 
26022 m3

Baseline:

Constant

Quality and flow characteristics of surface and ground water
Number of aquifers/water-bearing levels and their interrelations: 
1 perched aquifer - 3 Quaternary aquifers
Depth to the top aquifer: 
2.20-15.43 m b.g.l.
Type of groundwater table (confined/unconfined): 
unconfined, locally confined
Vertical separation distance between fractured zone & groundwater: 
4393.47 m
Distance between the exploration fracturing site and nearest surface water: 
2500.0000 m
Soil condition
Topsoil preservation: 
topsoil removed
Sealing: 
sheet lining, aggregate pavement
Potential impact to the food chain: 
no impact on natural environment
Parameters relevant for agricultural production: 
no impact on natural environment
Land use
Proximity to residential areas; population, people/ km2: 
0.5 km; 61 people/ km2
Size of land take: 
3.16 ha
Size of footprint of process water tanks: 
0.30 ha
Agricultural/ ecological value of the site: 
within arable fields (cropland), forest; sand pit
Biodiversity
Proximity to protected/ sensitive areas: 
2.5 km to scenic park; 4.5 km to protected landscape area; 4 to 19 km to Natura 2000 special protection areas
Status of infrastructure and buildings
Distance to residential area/ other buildings: 
0.3 km to isolated buildings; 0.5 km to densely built-up area
Drill site access roads: 
ingress directly from provincial road
Existing wells and abandoned structures (before fracturing)
Other existing man-made underground structures: 
archival research well Kościerzyna IG-1 (5 202 m depth), located in approx. 28 km south east

Baseline T0

Quality and flow characteristics of surface and ground water
Quantitative status of groundwater
Benzene: 
< 0.0001 mg/L
BTEX - benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene: 
0.0054 mg/L
Hydrocarbons c2 - c12: 
0.0421 mg/L
PAHs - Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon: 
< 0.0010 μg/L
Water quality at drinking water abstraction points
Benzene: 
< 0.0001 mg/L
BTEX - benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene: 
0.0015 mg/L
Hydrocarbons c2 - c12: 
0.0768 mg/L
PAHs - Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon: 
< 0.0010 μg/L
Status of infrastructure and buildings
Noise monitoring, dB: 
56.2 (at the drillling site)

Baseline T1

Air quality
Sulphur dioxide: 
5.80 μg/m3
NOx: 
8.60 μg/m3
Benzene: 
< 1.00 μg/m3
Methane: 
620.00 μg/m3
Volatile organic compounds (VOC): 
4 115.0 μg/m3
Hydrocarbons c2 - c12: 
2655.0000 μg/m3
BTEX: 
4.80 μg/m3
Grit/dust: 
< 40.0 μg/m3
Status of infrastructure and buildings
Noise monitoring, dB: 
57.3 (40 m)

Baseline T2

Air quality
Sulphur dioxide: 
133.00 μg/m3
NOx: 
47.00 μg/m3
Soil condition
Soil gas tests
Methane: 
1.60 ppm
Hydrocarbons content
Sum of alkanes C2-C5: 
0.01 ppm
Sum of alkens C2-C5: 
0.00 ppm
Seismicity
Below permissible vibration levels (country specific) : 
0.99
Biodiversity
Toxicity tests, max values
Vibrio fischeri (inhibition of bioluminescence, %): 
62,05 (filtrate)
Heterocypris incongruens (inhibition of growth, %): 
65,50 (filtrate)
Sinapis alba (inhibition of germination, %): 
34,00 (filtrate)
Status of infrastructure and buildings
Noise monitoring, dB: 
62.4 (350 m)

Baseline T3

Air quality
Sulphur dioxide: 
44.80 μg/m3
NOx: 
10.80 μg/m3
Benzene: 
3.20 μg/m3
Methane: 
3 470.00 μg/m3
Volatile organic compounds (VOC): 
18 255.0 μg/m3
Hydrocarbons c2 - c12: 
8544.0000 μg/m3
BTEX: 
32.50 μg/m3
Grit/dust: 
< 60.0 μg/m3
Seismicity
Number of events/earthquakes: 
1.00
Below permissible vibration levels (country specific) : 
0.90
Biodiversity
Toxicity tests, max values
Heterocypris incongruens (inhibition of growth, %): 
52.38 (2.0 mL)
Sinapis alba (inhibition of germination, %): 
36.79 (2.0 mL)

Baseline T4

Quality and flow characteristics of surface and ground water
Quantitative status of groundwater
Benzene: 
< 0.0005 mg/L
BTEX - benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene: 
< 0.0005 mg/L
Hydrocarbons c2 - c12: 
0.0085 mg/L
PAHs - Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon: 
< 0.0010 μg/L
Water quality at drinking water abstraction points
Benzene: 
< 0.0005 mg/L
BTEX - benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene: 
< 0.0005 mg/L
Hydrocarbons c2 - c12: 
0.0201 mg/L
PAHs - Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon: 
< 0.0010 μg/L
Soil condition
Soil gas tests
Methane: 
1.50 ppm
Hydrocarbons content
Sum of alkanes C2-C5: 
0.01 ppm
Sum of alkens C2-C5: 
0.01 ppm
Seismicity
Below permissible vibration levels (country specific) : 
0.85
Biodiversity
Toxicity tests, max values
Vibrio fischeri (inhibition of bioluminescence, %): 
62.37 (1:1)
Heterocypris incongruens (inhibition of growth, %): 
15.32 (1:1)
Sinapis alba (inhibition of germination, %): 
15.14 (1:1)

Baseline T5

Water quality at drinking water abstraction points
ph: 
6.79
Air quality
Benzene: 
< 1.00 μg/m3
Methane: 
975.00 μg/m3
Volatile organic compounds (VOC): 
3 570.0 μg/m3
Hydrocarbons c2 - c12: 
880.0000 μg/m3
BTEX: 
3.60 μg/m3
Presence of methane and other volatile organic compounds in water: 
1503.00 μg/dm3

Monitoring:

Monitoring 1

Volume of water used for the fracturing, m3: 
26022.00 m3
Propant
Volume of proppant used, t: 
591.45 t
Proppant max mass % of total hydraulic fracturing fluid: 
2.27 %
Composition of the fracturing fluid, Ingredients, %
Water: 
97.2600 %
Silica Crystalline-Cristobalite: 
0.1306 %
Cinnamaldehyde: 
0.0009 %
Ethyleneglycol: 
0.0005 %
Gluteraldehyde: 
0.0082 %
Mullite: 
0.9141 %
Potassium Hydroxide: 
0.0052 %
Sodium hydroxid: 
0.0001 %
Crystaline silica, quarz: 
0.0001 %
Alcohol, C11 linear, ethoxylated: 
0.0003 %
Trisodium Nitrilotriacetate: 
0.0001 %
Alcohols, C12-15, ethoxylated: 
0.0019 %
Propylene Glycol: 
0.0019 %
Potassium Carbonate: 
0.0085 %
Lutensol TO-­‐8 (1,6)Hexanediol: 
0.0003 %
Tetranatriumethylendiamintetraacetat: 
0.0021 %
Formic Acid: 
0.0009 %
Distillates (petroleum), hydrotreated light: 
0.0196 %
Sasol DHR 200: 
0.0739 %
Silica substrate - Sand (Proppant) (lbs): 
0.9624 %
Choline Chloride: 
0.1283 %
Methanol: 
0.0002 %
Silicon Dioxide: 
0.2612 %
Hydrochloric acid: 
0.1092 %
N‐naphtha Nicotinamide: 
0.0003 %
Diammoniumperoxodisulfat: 
0.0018 %
Guar Gum Powder: 
0.0661 %
Colemanite/Ulexite: 
0.0348 %
Custom chemical substances: 
Fluids, emerging at the surface following high-volume hydraulic fracturing
Volume of flowback fluid, m3: 
5899.00 m3
Chemical characteristics flowback water
pH: 
6.00
Alkalinity: 
402.80 mgCaCo3/L
Nitrate: 
51.07 mg/L
Hydrogen carbonate: 
147.16 mg/L
Sulphate: 
< 150.00 mg/L
Aluminium: 
20.00 µg/L
Boron: 
0.3500 mg/L
Barium: 
9.4700 mg/L
Calcium: 
31.14 mg/L
Chromium: 
0.0100 mg/L
Copper: 
5.1000 µg/L
Fluoride: 
< 10.00 mg/L
Iron: 
0.1020 mg/L
Potassium: 
9.83 mg/L
Lead: 
0.3080 mg/L
Lithium: 
282.0000 µg/L
Magnesium: 
2.7600 mg/L
Manganese: 
0.0900 mg/L
Nickel: 
0.0600 mg/L
Selenium: 
16.7100 mg/L
Sodium: 
132.9200 mg/L
Strontium: 
10.0400 mg/L
Zinc: 
0.2100 mg/L
Radium 226: 
85.00 Bq/kg
Cadmium: 
20.0000 µg/L
Return rate, % of flowback fluid to the total injected fracturing fluids: 
22.67 %
Air emissions of methane, other volatile organic compounds & other gases that are likely to have harmful effects
Methane, volume: 
975.0000 µg/m3
Other volatile organic compounds (NMVOC), volume, µg/m3
Benzene: 
< 1.00 µg/m3

Charts:

Volume of water used for the fracturing

Composition of the fracturing fluid - Monitoring1

Composition of the fracturing fluid - Monitoring2