Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) has announced the discovery of huge gas reserves in its first exploratory well Margand X-1, located in Kalat district, Balochistan.
Although the actual size of the reserves has not been revealed, it is expected that this well has the potential deposits of one trillion cubic feet.
Margand X-1 was drilled on June 30, 2019, which reached a depth of 4,500 metres inside Chiltan limestone. On the basis of wireline logs, Modular Dynamics Testing (MDT) was carried out, which proved the presence of hydrocarbon. Drill Stem Test (DST) of the well showed a flow of 10.7 million cubic feet of gas per day (mmcfd) at 64/64 inches choke size with flowing wellhead pressure at 516 pounds per square inch (psi) and 132 barrels of liquid per day.
For comparison, Sui has estimated reserves of 2 trillion cubic feet with a daily output capacity of about 604 million cubic feet
This is the largest discovery of gas reserves in Pakistan after Sui. The official size of the well will be announced after the well is drilled to the targeted depth and subsequent tests are carried out.