OGDCL discovers gas and condensate in Sindh

By Our Correspondent
December 09, 2023

ISLAMABAD: The Oil & Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) has discovered gas and condensate at a well in the southern province of Sindh, the company said on Friday.

The Dars West Well #02, located in the Tando Allah Yar district, is part of a joint venture between OGDCL, the operator with a 77.5 percent stake, and Government Holdings Private Limited (GHPL) with a 22.5 percent carried interest.

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The well, drilled to a depth of 2081 meters, hit the "C" Sands of the Lower Goru Formation, resulting in a major discovery, OGDCL said in a statement.

The well tested at a production rate of 8.51 million standard cubic feet per day (MMSCFD) of gas and 360 barrels per day (BPD) of condensate, the statement said. The company said the discovery of Dars West Well # 02 is the result of its aggressive exploration strategy. “It would add to the hydrocarbon reserves base of the OGDCL, joint venture partners and of the country.”

"These impressive results were obtained through a choke size of 32/64" at a Well Head Flowing Pressure of 1947 Pounds per Square Inch (PSI) from the Lower Guru C-Sand in the exploratory zone," the company said.

The discovery will add to OGDCL's hydrocarbon reserves and help meet the country's growing energy demand, it added. "This discovery underscores OGDCL's commitment to pioneering exploration in pursuit of national energy security," OGDCL's Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Ahmed Hayat Lak said.

"OGDCL remains steadfast in its commitment to leveraging innovative strategies and technical expertise for the benefit of our nation," he added. Last month, OGDCL completed the Khewari Project in Sindh, with a potential gas production of 10 mmscfd.