Mari Petroleum Announces Successful Drilling of Appraisal Well

Mari Petroleum Announces Successful Drilling of Appraisal Well

In a significant development within the energy sector, Mari Petroleum Company Limited (MPCL) proudly declared the triumphant drilling of yet another appraisal well within the Mari Development and Production Lease (D&PL) located in Sindh.

The newly drilled well targets the Mari Ghazij Formation, marking a notable milestone for MPCL’s exploration endeavors.

This achievement underscores MPCL’s relentless pursuit of enhancing its hydrocarbon reserves and further solidifying its position as a key player in the energy landscape. The successful drilling and testing of the third appraisal well in the Ghazij formation testify to MPCL’s unwavering commitment to unlocking the full potential of its assets.

The appraisal program for the Ghazij discovery, initially disclosed through letter no. MPCL/CS/CA-02/3386 on January 25, 2023, has yielded promising results. The commencement of drilling operations for this appraisal well on February 15, 2024, marked the beginning of an intensive phase aimed at assessing the commercial viability of the discovered reserves.

Descending to a depth of 1,483 meters, the appraisal well has showcased impressive post-acid gas flow rates. With a flow rate of 10.5 million standard cubic feet per day (MMSCFD) and a wellhead flowing pressure (WHFP) of 490 pounds per square inch (Psi) at 64/64-inch choke size, the well’s performance has exceeded expectations.

MPCL’s meticulous approach to exploration and production is evident in its adherence to regulatory requirements. As the company gears up for the next phase, it remains steadfast in ensuring compliance with all requisite formalities. The forthcoming production phase will commence upon the completion of necessary regulatory procedures, highlighting MPCL’s commitment to operational excellence and responsible resource management.

Furthermore, MPCL is actively engaged in formulating a comprehensive field development plan tailored to maximize the potential of the Mari D&PL assets. This strategic initiative underscores MPCL’s proactive approach towards optimizing reservoir performance and enhancing recovery rates.

As the Operator of Mari D&PL with 100% working interest, MPCL assumes a leadership role in driving forward the development agenda within the region. Its relentless pursuit of excellence and unwavering commitment to innovation continue to propel the company towards new horizons of success.

The successful drilling of the appraisal well stands as a testament to MPCL’s technical expertise, operational efficiency, and unwavering dedication to excellence. With this milestone, MPCL reaffirms its position as a trailblazer in the energy sector, poised to shape the future of hydrocarbon exploration and production in Pakistan and beyond.