Notable oil and gas reserves discovered in Sindh's Daharki

MPCL says Shawal-1 well yielding 1,040 barrels of oil and 2.5 cubic feet of natural gas daily

News Desk April 22, 2024


In a significant development that brings relief to the people of Pakistan grappling with a persistent gas shortage, Mari Petroleum Company Limited (MPCL) on Monday announced the discovery of notable oil and gas deposits in Daharki district of Sindh.

The company stated that the Shawal-1 well, drilled in January 2024, reached a total depth of 1,136 metres. The well is yielding 1,040 barrels of oil and 2.5 million cubic feet of natural gas daily.

CEO of MPCL, Faheem Haider considered the success as a milestone for all the geoscientists and engineers who prevailed latest technologies in geo-earth explorations.

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This latest success follows MPCL's January 2024 gas discovery in the North Waziristan district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. The Shewa-2 appraisal-cum-exploratory well exhibited a steady flow of gas, sustaining a rate of 0.607 million cubic feet.

Earlier, the country's state-owned petroleum giant, Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL), had announced the discovery of substantial natural gas reserves in the Sajawal district of Sindh in November 2023.

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According to Express News, the breakthrough came after PPL conducted drilling operations to a depth of 2,545 metres at the Shah Bandar in Jhum East One location.

Preliminary testing revealed promising results, with a wellhead flowing pressure recorded at 13.69 million standard cubic feet and a potential daily production of 236 barrels.

Ongoing drilling, overseen by experts, aims to further investigate and harness the full potential of this newfound resource.


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