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13.09.2010

Natural gas discovery in Pakistan

Pakistan’s Oil and Gas Development Co. Ltd. (OGDCL) has found natural gas discovery in Sindh Province in the south-east of the country, the company said August 20, 2010.

OGDCL, the operator of the field with 95%, discovered gas from its exploratory well Gopang Well # 01. The structure of the well was delineated, drilled and tested using OGDCL's in house expertise. It was drilled to a depth of 2,451 metres targeting to test the hydrocarbon potential of Lower Goru Formation.

The zone has tested 3.25 million standard cubic feet, or 92,000 cubic metres, per day of gas and 100 barrels per day of condensate through 32 / 64" choke. The discovery at Gopang Well # 01 will add more reserves to the hydrocarbon reserve base of the OGDCL.

OGDCL is the flagship of the country’s exploration and production sector. The company is the local market leader in terms of reserves, production, and acreage. As of July 2010, OGDCL produced 838 million cubic feet, or approximately 23.7 million cubic metres, of gas per day, according to the company data.

Sources: OGDCL, Scandinavian Oil-Gas Magazine


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