OGDC to expand Nashpa field

Published: February 2, 2016


ISLAMABAD: The Oil and Gas Development Company is going to expand its Nashpa field by setting up a Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) plant to meet the growing energy demand in the country, official sources in the company said.

“Under the expansion plan, the LPG project will be completed in two years and local manpower will be hired for the plant in Nashpa field, Karak district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa,” the sources told APP.

The field is one of the places from where the company made new oil and gas discoveries recently and after the new find the Nashpa-well would produce 1,032 barrels oil per day.

They informed that OGDCL had set a target of drilling 31 new wells for the current financial year and the company was confident of meeting it.

Presently, they said, 17 wells were under the drilling process, adding that nine new ones had been spud and five were in testing phase. In next month, six more drills would be carried out and the company would complete all the process by June, 2016.

They said that around 125 mmcfd (million cubic feet gas per day) gas would be added to the system and a 380-ton plant of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) would also be installed in March this year.

Currently, the sources said, the company had 24 exploration licences and it was actively busy in exploration and production activities in Balochistan where some areas were inaccessible earlier. 

Published in The Express Tribune, February 2nd, 2016.

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