Major gas reserves discovered in Sindh

By: News Desk      Published: 12:53 PM, 9 Sep, 2021
Major gas reserves discovered in Sindh
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Major gas reserves have been discovered in Latif Block of Sindh province, announced Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) on Thursday, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The PPL said that it has made a hydrocarbon discovery from exploratory well, Jugan-1, in the Latif Block in Sindh province. 

As per a PPL spokesperson, PPL holds a 33.30 percent working interest; Eni Pakistan Limited holds 33.30 percent and United Energy Pakistan Limited (UEPL), formerly known as BP Pakistan, which is an operator of the block, holds the remaining 33.40 percent working interest in the block.

PPL disclosed this news in a notice sent to the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX).

“The well was drilled and tested using the operator’s internal expertise and in consultation with the block’s joint ventures partners. The well was drilled to a depth of 11,350 ft. with reservoir target as Lower Goru Sands,” read the statement.

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PPL said that after completion of the well, B sand zone (11,122-11,132 ft KB) was perforated which flowed 12.6 mmscfd (million standard cubic feet per day) of gas at FWHP (well head flowing pressure) of 3063 psig (pounds per square inch) at 28/64” choke size.

“Followed by B Sand testing, C sand zone (10,300’KB – 10,310’ KB) was also perforated which flowed 13.7 MMscfd (million standard cubic feet per day) of gas at FWHP (well head flowing pressure) of 3323 psig (pounds per square inch) at 28/64” choke size,” PPL added.

The development comes just days after the Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) announced that it has discovered gas and condensate reserves in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). 

Reporter Ashraf Khan