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Gas reserves found in Sujawal

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  1. cb4

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    ISLAMABAD: The Mari Petroleum Company, a joint venture of the government and the Fauji Foundation, announced on Monday a ‘significant’ gas and condensate discovery with estimated reserves of about 20 billion cubic feet (BCF) in Sujawal district of Sindh.

    “We have been blessed with a significant gas and condensate discovery in Sujawal Block’s Sujjal-1 well,” said the announcement.

    The company termed the discovery significant because it was the first hydrocarbon discovery in Lower Goru Upper C-Sand in the southernmost part of the country.

    It said the discovery would result in expansion of the hydrocarbon potentials for other exploration and production companies operating in the area, thus opening up the country’s prospects of tapping into new reservoirs in the region.

    The work on Sujjal-1 well, the second exploratory well in Sujawal Block, was taken up on Jan 26 and drilled down to a depth of 2535m in Lower Goru Formation. As a result of testing, the well flowed gas and condensate at a rate of 13.1 MMCFD (million cubic feet per day) and 75 barrels per day (BPD), respectively, with wellhead pressure of 2477 PSI at 32/64” choke size, the company said.

    It said the gas was of a good heating value of 1045 British thermal unit per cubic feet and its condensate API of 53 at 60 degree Fahrenheit.

    The Sujjal well was also successfully tested at Lower Goru Upper A-Sand, which recorded a gas flow rate of 2.1mmcfd and condensate of 3.5 BPD with wellhead flowing pressure of 163 PSI at 48/64” choke size.

    The company put preliminary reserves potential of about 20BCF of gas and condensate (equivalent) within C-Sand interval whose value, based on currently applicable gas price translated into rupee, was estimated at Rs11.70 billion.

    The Sujjal discovery will be a new source of indigenous energy supply and is expected to significantly add to the nation’s hydrocarbon reserve base, consequently contributing to a reduction in gap between the energy demand and supply.

    The Sujawal Block was awarded to the company as operator with 100 per cent working interest in June 2006. The company drilled its first exploration well, Sujawal X-1, in 2010, which led to a gas and condensate discovery. The discovery has since been brought on stream supplying gas to the Sui Southern Gas Company and condensate to the Pakistan Refinery and Pak-Arab Refinery.

    It said the Sujjal-1 discovery further improved its high success rate.

    At present the company operates two development and production leases and nine exploration blocks and also has joint venture interest in six other exploration blocks.


    Gas reserves found in Sujawal - Pakistan - DAWN.COM
     
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    Good news. Shows that there is tremendous natural gas reserves in Pakistan. Just need to get them companies working. Pakistan should invite big players like Shell, BP to come and work along with OGDCL.

    I think as a government entity, OGDCL has tremendous expertise and is generally in good working order.
     
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    No foreign company should be invited for exploration and processing purposes.We should wait for our own students to finish their studies and do the job themselves,unless it is a matter of life and death.These companies are the biggest contributors of wealth,prestige and technological prowess of their respective countries.Its about time that other countries clap at our achievements,are we not tired of clapping for others?.
     
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    @niaz

    this time the reserve does seem of medium size unlike the usuall small discoveries
     
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    When I opened the thread i thought it will once again be small and disappointing reserves/discovery as always. But 20 billion cub feet isn't bad.. Good to know that we still have some reserves left in the country. May be further exploration in the same area may lead us to find more reserves
     
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    well sui was less than 2 TCF reserve yielding around 600MCF.
    this 100 times smaller than sui..expect a mere increase of 30-60MCF at best barely enough to control the loss of other reserves.
    all the exploration is being done in the easy areas of sindh because of easy connectivity,infrastructure and good law and order.
    end result is the high productive but high risk area of baluchistan are being completly ignored.
    the huge prospective areas of gawadar havnt even been mapped for 3d geogloical survey
     
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    Yeah but the point I was highlighting was slight savings in the import bill

    We often hear a news like oil reserves found in Punjab/Sindh/Balochistan and when you see total output it sometimes is like 300 barrels per day. 20 billion cubic feet of gas reserves in that context are something to cheer about
     
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    Shortage is around 4 billion cubic feet per day. :coffee:
     
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    in winter its around 2.5 BCF gas.
    if the govt control losses of 10% bring about small reserves online it can add another 1BCF.
    the real problem is that Baluchistan is completely unexplored. even sui actually boarders sindh. today 70% production is out of sindh