OGDCL has started technical drilling operations for first Shale Gas Well in District Hyderabad, Sindh province, which is distributed in two phases. The first well is planned to be drilled in vertical section and frac operations will be carried after reservoir evaluation. Based on the result, further technical evaluations will be carried out that will decide to enter the second phase which will include drilling a horizontal well section and further frac operations. The first-ever well being drilled to explore unconventional shale gas while the estimated chance of success for commercial hydrocarbon production at this point is about 10%. This pilot shale gas project has one of the key objectives to gather maximum information on prospects of Shale gas maximizing possibilities of shale gas development in Pakistan.