OGDCL discovers gas deposits at Kohat District

OGDCL discovers gas deposits at Kohat District

KARACHI: Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) on Monday announced discovery of gas deposits at district Kohat in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The company sent a communication to the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) stated that the TAL Joint Venture comprising MOL Pakistan Oil & Gas Co. B. V. (Operator), OGDCL (30 per cent working interst exploratory phase), Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PP), Pakistan Oilfields Limited (POL) and Government Holdings Private limited (GHPL) had discovered gas condensate from Lockhart formation in Tolanj West-2 development well located in district Kohat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province.

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It said that the well was spudded-in on April 10, 2022 to produce Hydrocarbon from already discovered horizon of Tolanj West D&PL i.e. Lumshiwal Formation and to test Hydrocarbon potential of Lockhart & Shinwari & Samanasuk Formations (as exploratory targets). The well has been successfully drilled down to depth of 4119.34m TVD.

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Based on interpretation results of wireline logs data, Lockhart Formation (Exploratory Target) was tested successfully at rate of around 8.3 Million Standard Cubic Feet Per Day (MMSCFD) gas and 34 barrels per day (BPD) of condensate at choke size 32/64” at Wellhead Flowing Pressure (WHFP) of 1285 Pounds per Square Inch (Psi).

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“The new discovery has de-risked further exploration play in TAL Block, leading to new upside opportunities,” OGDCL said, adding that the said discovery will also help and contributed towards improving energy security of the country from indigenous resources and add to the hydrocarbon reserve base of the company, its joint venture partners and the country.

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