Mari Petroleum stops production from Zarghun, Bolan fields

Mari Petroleum stops production from Zarghun, Bolan fields

KARACHI: Mari Petroleum Company Limited (MPCL) on Thursday announced suspending production of oil and gas from one of its facility located in Balochistan due to torrential rains and flash floods.

In a communication sent to Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX), the company announced the suspension of production from Zarghun South Gas Fields and Bolan East Oil Field, Balochistan.

MPCL is the operator of Zarghun South Gas Field and Ziarat Block in Balochistan with 35 per cent and 60 per cent working interest, respectively.

Annual 10 MMCFD of gas is produced from Zarghun South Gas Field, which is supplied to SSGCL, while around 500 BPD of oil is produced from Ziarat Block (Bolan East – 1), which is mainly transported to Attock Refinery Limited through bowsers.

The company said: “The ongoing torrential rains and flash floods in Balochistan have severely impacted the gas pipeline and road infrastructure around Zarghun South Gas Field and Ziarat Block.

“Resultantly, the company is unable to continue production operation of these sites for the time being.”

The company is taking all possible measures for early commencement of production after rehabilitation of the pipeline and roads network, according to the communication.

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