PPL announces discovery in Hala

KARACHI: Pakistan Petroleum Limited, operator of the Hala Block with 65 percent working interest (WI) along with its joint venture partner Mari Petroleum Company Limited with 35 percent WI, announced another gas and condensate discovery at its exploration well Fazl X-1 located in district Matiari, Sindh. This is the third discovery in the block.

Fazl X-1 was spud on May 29, 2015 and reached the final depth of 4,067 meters on August 12, 2015. Based on wireline logs and drilling results, potential hydrocarbon bearing zones were identified in massive sand of lower goru formation. During testing, the flow was 20.3 MMscfd gas along with 50 bbl/d condensate at 48/ 64 inches choke size, thus confirming the presence of commercial quantities of natural gas and condensate at Fazl X-1.

The well is being flowed at different choke sizes to measure gas flow rates, following completion of which actual flow potential of the well will be determined.

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