KARACHI: Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) has increased its gas production by 28% to a total of 230 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscfd) from the Kandhkot gas field in Kashmore district of Sindh.
“In line with its commitment to the government of Pakistan to enhancing gas production, PPL achieved a breakthrough by increasing sales...to 230 mmscfd ahead of time and is ready to ramp it up further to 250 mmscfd when required,” the company said in a statement on Thursday.
The Kandhkot field was earlier supplying an average of 180 mmscfd to the Guddu thermal power station.
“PPL has been making consistent efforts, especially over the last nine months since its commitment to the government, to tap optimal potential of Kandhkot through fast-track development drilling, revamping of compressors and debottlenecking of production facilities,” it said.
The company has planned to drill seven development wells in the Kandhkot field in the current year. Of these, three wells have already been drilled, adding 50 mmscfd to the national supply. Besides, a three-rig operation is currently going on.
PPL said it had recently increased production through optimising the reserves replacement and development efforts from mature fields including Sui, Kandhkot and Adhi. It achieved a major milestone, crossing one billion cubic feet per day in net production in November 2016.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 2nd, 2017.
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