Helium is found in numerous natural gas fields in the Polish Lowland. Its content is varying from 0.02 to 0.45 %. Resources of that gas were demonstrated in sixteen natural gas fields where its content is varying from 0.22 to 0.42 %. These gas fields are situated in the Zielona Góra - Rawicz – Odolanów area (southern part of the Fore-Sudetic Monocline) and related to the Rotliegend, Zechstein Limestone and Main Dolomite formations of the Permian. Helium is produced from gas fields in which its content is above 0.27 % at the average.
Table 1 shows the current state of development of helium resources.
In 2011, production of helium was equal 0.97 million m3.
The figure below shows resources and production of helium in Poland in the years 1989-2011.
Prepared by: Martyna Czapigo-Czapla