Pakistan on verge of biggest gas reserves
The discovery is being considered as one of the biggest in the past 15 years. A drill stem test was done in the well, during which the well flowed a maximum of 10.7 million cubic feet per day of gas at 64/64 inches choke size at a flowing level of head pressure of 516 pounds per square inch with 132 barrels per day liquid.
PPL owns 100% of the drilling rights of the block and had initiated the drilling at Margand X-1 block on June 30, 2019.
From the block structure, it is expected that it has a reserve of more than one trillion cubic feet.
The gas discovery will help reduce LNG import, saving $900 million for the country.
It is first gas discovery on Kalat Plateau, opening a new sub-basin for further hydrocarbon exploration.
It is good news for the entire Pakistani nation who has been faced with gas crisis, worsening day-by-day.
Of late development, PPL had discovered hydrocarbon reserves in an exploratory well, Bistro-1 in Latif Block, in Khairpur District, Sindh.
Cumulatively, the company has discovered 39.3 MMscfd of gas.