New gas reservoir discovered in Khirthar

May 3, 2013 Off By Web Desk

Karachi: A new gas reservoir has been discovered in the Kirthar Foldbelt, Sukhpur, said an official handout.

The Director General Petroleum Concessions told the Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources, Sohail Wajahat H. Siddiqui that Eni Pakistan in joint venture with the PPL and KUFPEC has made a new discovery of the gas reservoirs in the Kirthar Foldbelt through Lundali-I well located in the Sukhpur block, 270 Km north of Karachi.

The Landali-I is a 2660 meters deep well. During the production testing gas flowed @ 33 million cubic feet per day highlighting an excellent potential for the future for energy needs of the country. It was further told that the discovery will be appraised and sub-sequentially be commercialized through an early production scheme, making possible the gas supply within three years.

The Minister for Petroleum & Natural Resources appreciated the efforts DG (Petroleum Concessions), Eni Pakistan and its partners on the discovery of the new gas reservoirs and said that this discovery is good news for the Nation and the energy sector of Pakistan. He observed that the discovery of new oil & gas reservoirs were vital to cope with the prevailing energy shortage in the country. The Minister expressed his hopes that this new gas discovery will help to meet the energy demand of the country.