MPCL makes gas discovery in Ghotki

Mari Petroleum Company Limited (MPCL) has made a new gas discovery at Shahbaz-1 exploration well, drilled in Mari D&P Lease, located in District Ghotki, Sindh province.

MPCL is the sole owner and operator of Mari D&P Lease. The said well was spud-in on July 22, 2016 and has been successfully drilled down to the depth of 1180m into Sui Main Limestone. The well was drilled with the objective to test the hydrocarbon potentials of Sui Main Limestone (SML) and Sui Upper Limestone (SUL). The Drill Stem Tests carried out in SML and SUL Formations, successfully flowed at a combined rate of 10.866 MMSCFD gas at WHFP of 936 Psi at 48/64 inch size.

The new 3D seismic data has also indicated additional new prospects at different reservoir levels, which the company plans to drill in the next 2-3 years. The Shahbaz-1 discovery would further augment MPCL’s exploration well success rate. This discovery will add to the national grid additional gas volumes and will also be helpful in reducing energy shortage in the country.