PPL commences commercial gas production from Shah Bandar Block

PPL commences commercial gas production from Shah Bandar Block

KARACHI: Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) on Tuesday announced start of commercial gas production from a block located in the province of Sindh.

PPL, the operator of the Block 246-16 (Shah Bandar), announced the commencement of commercial gas production from Benari Development & Production Lease (Benari D&PL) in Shah Bandar Block with effect from May 03, 2021.

The block is located in district Thatta and Sujawal, Sindh and lies in the southernmost part of the lower Indus basin.

PPL had announced discovery of gas from this block on December 08, 2018.

Benami X-1 well in Benari D&PL is the first exploratory well drilled in Shah Bandar block which is operated by PPL with 63 percent working interest along with its joint venture partners, Mari Petroleum Company Limited (MPCL) having 32 percent working interest, Sindh Energy Holding Company Limited (SEHCL) and Government Holding Private Limited (GHPL) with 2.5 percent working interest each.

Shah Bandar Joint Venture decided to process gas from Benamri D&PL at MPCL’s operated Sujawar Gas Processing Facility for onward injection in to SSGC network.

The expected gas production from the field is round 9 MMSCFD. “This arrangement has resulted in early commercialization of gas from Benari D&PL, which will add additional hydrocarbons enabling the energy sector to reduce the demand and supply gap of natural gas in the country.”