OGDCL Commences Hydrocarbon Production from Chanda-7 Well

OGDCL Commences Hydrocarbon Production from Chanda-7 Well

PkRevenue.com — The Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) announced on Monday the commencement of hydrocarbon production from its newly developed Chanda-7 well.

This milestone marks a significant achievement in the company’s ongoing efforts to bolster Pakistan’s energy resources.

In an official communication shared with the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX), OGDCL confirmed that the Chanda-7 well has been successfully tested, completed, and integrated into production. The well, which reached a depth of 5,492 meters, was meticulously delineated, drilled, and tested using the company’s in-house expertise, targeting the hydrocarbon potential of the Wargal, Kingriali, and Datta formations.

Currently, the Kingriali and Datta formations are yielding 305 barrels per day (BPD) of oil and 2.5 million standard cubic feet per day (MMSCFD) of gas through a 32/64” choke at a wellhead flowing pressure (WHFP) of 670-710 PSI. Additionally, the well is producing 3.0 metric tons per day (MTD) of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). As of June 2, 2024, the well has been connected to OGDCL’s Chanda Plant via a 1.3 km flow line, with the extracted gas being injected into the SNGPL network.

The Chanda-7 venture is a collaborative effort, with OGDCL serving as the operator and holding a 72% stake in the Chanda Development & Production Lease (D&P.L). The partnership also includes Government Holding Private Limited (GHPL) with a 17.5% share and Orient Petroleum Inc. (OPI) with a 10.5% share. The well is situated in the Kohat district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

In addition to the Chanda-7 development, OGDCL also announced the successful revival of production at the Kunna-8 well. In its pursuit of enhancing production efficiency and maximizing resource recovery, the company has revitalized the Kunnar-8 well, located in the Hyderabad district of Sindh province. The well was re-evaluated for the potential of the lower Goru upper sands and comprehensively re-completed with an Electrical Submersible Pump (ESP). This re-completion, along with advanced stimulation techniques, has boosted production, adding 540 BPD of oil to the system.

OGDCL owns 100% working interest in the Kunnar Mining Lease Area. The revival of production at Kunnar-8 underscores the company’s commitment to optimizing production and demonstrates the effectiveness of modern recovery techniques in rejuvenating mature wells.

These developments are pivotal for OGDCL as they highlight the company’s strategic initiatives to enhance domestic energy production. The successful operations at Chanda-7 and the revival of Kunnar-8 well not only contribute significantly to Pakistan’s energy supply but also showcase OGDCL’s technological capabilities and commitment to resource management.