E&P firms complete 2D, 3D surveys, drill 93 wells in 2018

ISLAMABAD: Oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) companies carried out 4,371km 2D and 1,240sqkm 3D seismic surveys, besides drilling 93 exploratory and developmental wells in different potential areas during 2018.

Some wells are under the evaluation process, while 13 new discoveries with overall 105.18mmcfd gas, 5,358bpd oil flow have been made in the last four months, official sources told APP.

They said Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) made a discovery in August 2018 in Sanghar district, Sindh, having flow of 23 million cubic feet/day (mmcfd) gas and 91 barrels/day (bpd) oil.

In September, the Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) found an oil deposit with the initial flow of 313bpd in Chakwal district in Punjab.

The same company struck two back-to-back discoveries on December 3 and 4 in Sanghar and Sajawal districts of Sindh with the flow of 18.6mmcfd gas and 160bpd oil, and 9mmcfd gas, respectively.

The Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) made a discovery in September in Kohat district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, having preliminary flow of 1.3mmcfd gas and 550bpd oil.

Mari Petroleum Company Limited (MPCL) also contributed a discovery in September in Kachi district of Balochistan with the flow of 1,500bpd oil.

United Energy Pakistan Limited (UEPL) made five successful drills, one in Tando Allahyar district of Sindh in September, under which it found oil deposits having initial flow of 1,056bpd, second and third were in Tando Mohammad Khan district of Sindh in October with 6.3mmcfd and 9.5mmcfd gas flow, respectively, while fourth and fifth were also occurred in Sindh in October and December with 9mmcfd and 31mmcfd gas flow, respectively.

Pakistan Oilfields Limited (POL) recently discovered an oil reserve in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa with the initial flow of 27bpd.

OMV Maurice, an E&P company, discovered gas deposit in Ghotki district of Sindh in September with the flow of 6.48mmcfd….read more


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