PPL makes significant gas condensate discovery in Pakistan’s Sindh province

World Oil Staff November 21, 2023

(WO) — Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) has made a gas condensate discovery with its Jhim East X-1 exploration well on Block 2467-16 (Shah Bandar), located in Sujawal district in Pakistan’s Sindh province.

This is the second discovery in Shah Bandar Block.

The joint venture partners include Mari Petroleum Company Limited (32% WI), Sindh Energy Holding Company Limited and Government Holdings (Private) Limited (2.5% WI each).

Jhim East X-1 was spud on Oct. 8 and drilled to a depth of 2,545 m (8,350 ft) to test the hydrocarbon potential of upper sands of Lower Goru formation. Based on the drilling results and wireline logs, potential hydrocarbon bearing zones were identified.

During testing of Lower Goru upper sand (A sand), the well flowed 13.69 MMscfd gas and 236 barrels per day condensate at wellhead flowing pressure of 2,668 psig at 32 /64-inch choke. The well is being further evaluated to obtain necessary information about its performance.

The well was drilled and tested by utilizing indigenous expertise. This discovery will add hydrocarbon reserves to reduce the gap between energy supply and demand.

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