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OGDCL discovers gas in Sindh

By News Desk
February 27, 2024

A working oil pumpjack in Taft Kern County California US September 21, 2023. — AFP
A working oil pumpjack in Taft Kern County California US September 21, 2023. — AFP

ISLAMABAD: The Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) on Monday announced a significant breakthrough in its exploration efforts with the discovery of gas and condensate at the Kharo-1, a well drilled in the Khewari exploration license area, located in Khairpur district of Sindh province.

"Following rigorous drilling and testing operations conducted with OGDCL's proprietary expertise, the Kharo-1 well reached an impressive depth of 3,762 meters. Subsequent testing procedures registered promising results, showcasing a flow rate of 14.3 million standard cubic feet per day (MMSCFD) of gas, complemented by 93 barrels per day (bbls/d) of condensate," OGDCL said in a statement.

"These exceptional results were obtained at a 32/64-inch choke size, with a wellhead flowing pressure (WHFP) of 2,737 pounds per square inch (psi), originating from massive sand strata of the Lower Goru Formation." The successful discovery at Kharo-1 underscores OGDCL's steadfast commitment to strategic exploration practices. Leveraging expertise and cutting-edge technology, the company continues to unlock the vast potential of Pakistan's energy resources.

With OGDCL holding a 95 percent working interest in the Khewari Block, and Government Holdings Private Limited (GHPL) as a joint venture partner with a 5 percent working interest, this discovery is a testament to OGDCL’s pursuit of energy security and sustainability. The discovery not only enhances OGDCL's hydrocarbon reserves but also holds the promise of bolstering the national energy landscape.