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OGDCL discovers 1.06 TCF new gas reservoir in Dera Bugti

Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) in collaboration with Zin Exploration, Government Holdings Pvt Ltd (GHPL) has discovered new gas reservoir of 1.06 tcf in district Dera Bugti of Balochistan province. This was informed by Managing Director OGDCL who called on Advisor to the Prime Minister on Petroleum and Natural Resources Dr Asim Hussain. Dr. Asim Hussain congratulated the OGDCL and GHPL, saying that the Government is providing substantial incentives to the oil and gas exploration companies.

He said successful roadshows were held in USA and UK to attract foreign oil and gas exploration companies. He emphasized on balancing the current energy mix of Pakistan, which is heavily dependent on Natural Gas. It is worth mentioning that the Zin SML-I well was drilled down to depth of 1050 meters targeting to test the potential of Sui Main Limestone formation. The target zone age has tested 8.05 MMSCFD gas through 128/64 choke.Advisor on Petroleum expressed confidence that this discovery will add to the hydrocarbon reserves base of the Joint Venture Partners, brining significant earnings for the country. MD OGDCL briefed Dr. Asim Hussain that preliminary assessment shows an estimated reserves in place of about 1.06 TCF, which would be confirmed by further appraisal wells. It is of low calorific value gas but with the right technology, can be enhanced to better quality gas.

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