The Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) discovered gas and condensate in Sindh. The discovery marks the second successful find within the Shah Bandar Block.
According to a press release issued on Monday, the PPL, in collaboration with joint venture partners Mari Petroleum Company Limited (32 per cent WI), Sindh Energy Holding Company Limited, and Government Holdings (Private) Limited (2.5 percent WI each), has achieved a “significant milestone” with the discovery of gas and condensate at the Jhim East X-1 exploration well in the Sujawal district.
The exploration well, Jhim East X-1, commenced drilling on October 8, 2023, and reached a depth of 2,545 meters to assess the hydrocarbon potential of the upper sands of the Lower Goru formation.
Subsequent to the drilling operations and analysis of wireline logs, potential hydrocarbon zones were identified. During the testing phase of the Lower Goru upper sand (A sand), the well exhibited a flow rate of 13.69 million standard cubic feet per day (MMscfd) of gas and 236 barrels per day of condensate.
This flow occurred at a wellhead flowing pressure of 2,668 pounds per square inch gauge (psig) using a 32/64-inch choke. Further evaluation of the well was under way to gather essential performance data.