Gas reserves have been discovered at Rayyan-1, an exploratory well in Kirthar Block (2667-7) in Dadu, Sindh, said Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL), one of the country’s largest petroleum exploration and production company, in its notice to the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on Monday.
Polish Oil and Gas Company, PKN ORLEN Pakistan Branch (POGC), which has a 70% working interest in the Kirthar Block, and its joint venture partner PPL, who has a 30% working interest, jointly run the block.
PPL discovers hydrocarbon reserves in Sindh
On December 5, 2022, Rayyan-1 was spud-in and bored to a depth of roughly 2.446 metres. The statement to the PSX stated that a drill stem test (DST) was performed at the aforementioned well, and the well originally flowed gas at a rate of 7.8 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscfd) with a wellhead flowing pressure (WHFP) of 1,920 pounds per square inch (Psi) at 28/64″ choke size.
“Rayyan-1 well safely completed and ended the completion integrity test after the DST. The well subsequently underwent frac work, and gas ran at a rate of 12.88 mmscfd at a WHFP of 3,190 Psi at a 28/64″ choke size,” it continued.
PPL said that the latest discovery will add to its hydrocarbon reserves of the company.
PPL, partners discover hydrocarbon reserves in Sindh
Pakistan increasingly depends on imported LNG to satisfy its energy needs as local petrol reserves are depleted. According to the business, the most recent discovery will contribute to closing the energy supply-demand gap in the nation and “will save the country significant foreign exchange through indigenous hydrocarbon production.”
PPL found hydrocarbons in the Latif Block in Sindh’s exploration well Mohar-1 last year. In the same area, PPL had also discovered hydrocarbons in Jugan-1, an exploratory well.