Pakistan’s oil, gas reserves witness increase

KARACHI: Pakistan’s oil and gas reserves have witnessed increase by 7 percent and 1.4 percent, respectively, according to analysts at Topline Research.

The analysts on Thursday said that Pakistan Petroleum Information Services (PPIS) had reported oil and gas reserves for Jun 2019, whereby few major fields of Tal block (operated by MOL Pakistan) have witnessed an upward adjustment in which Pakistan Oil Fields (POL), Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) and Oil and Gas development (OGDC) have working interest of 21 percent, 28 percent and 28 percent respectively.

Overall oil reserves of the country are up by 7 percent (excluding PEL reserves) to 286 million barrels (10 years) mainly on back of upward adjustment in fields of Tal block and Adhi.

Maramzai and Mardankhel fields (belongs to Tal Block) have seen increase of 42 percent and 89 percent respectively in their recoverable oil reserves. Increase in reserves have extended fields life by 1-3 years, as per estimates.

Adhi South reserves are also separately reported, whereby overall Adhi field oil reserves are up 70 percent to 25.9 million barrels. Field life due to incremental reserves is up by around 3 years.

Gas reserves of the country are up by meagre 1 percent to 21tcf (15 years). Field wise, reserves from Adhi, Marmazai, Mardankhel, Makori East, and Manzalai are increased by 12-132 percent. These incremental reserves will help companies to continue their production for 1-3 years more.

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