Gas reserves discovered in Sindh: Report

Published: June 19, 2013
Discovery expected to reduce demand supply gap in energy. PHOTO: FILE

Discovery expected to reduce demand supply gap in energy. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) has announced a Gas and Condensate Discovery over its exploration well Wafiq X-1 located in District Sanghar, Sindh Province.

Gas reserves of 39 million cubic feet have been discovered and according to initial estimates, 106.8 million cubic feet natural gas would be produced, Geo News reported. Around 70% of the country’s total gas reserves are located in Sindh.

This exploration well was spud on February 17, 2013 and reached the final depth of 3,550 meters on May 21, 2013. Based on wire line logs several hydrocarbon bearing zones were identified which are under testing.

In addition to above, remaining potential zones would also be tested and the actual total flow potential of this well will be determined after completion of all the tests. This discovery will add more hydrocarbon reserves and also reduce the gap between supply and demand of oil and gas during current energy crises in the country.

PPL is the operator of Block 2568-18 (Gambat South) with 65 percent working interest (WI) along with its joint venture partners, Government Holdings (Private) Limited (GHPL) and Asia Resources Oil Limited (AROL), with 25 percent and 10 percent WI, respectively.

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  • Legend
    Jun 19, 2013 - 5:17PM

    Now quick, hand these over to our Chinese colonial masters


  • Tahir
    Jun 19, 2013 - 5:24PM

    1st two lines do not make sense..
    Gas reserve=39 MCF
    Gas production=106.8 MCF,
    something wrong or missing..


  • Vigilant Citizen
    Jun 19, 2013 - 5:38PM

    There is something wrong with the math here. Total reserves of 39 million cubic feet with a production capacity of 106.8 cubic feet?


  • Syed A. Mateen
    Jun 19, 2013 - 5:39PM

    I think that now there will no no shortage of Gas and it will be available in abundance at all CNG Stations.

    Sindh also have reserve of Coal. The day coal is discovered, we should not be having any shortage of electricity in the entire Sindh.

    When Coal will be discovered, diamonds will also be discovered at the same time.


  • Hataf Shahab
    Jun 19, 2013 - 5:49PM

    While Sind produces 70 percent gas, it gets only 20 percent and faces electricity and shortage and gas shortage. the rest goes to Punjab


  • Pacer
    Jun 19, 2013 - 5:52PM

    @ Legend . As opposed to your Western masters


  • Tallal Nawaz
    Jun 19, 2013 - 6:01PM

    @Tahir: Yeah how can you produce 106.8 MCFT from a reserve thats total capacity is just 39 MCFT


  • Mj
    Jun 19, 2013 - 6:03PM

    106.8 million cubic feet is a puny reserve. For comparison, Sui field still has some 2 trillion cubic feet of gas reserves left.


  • ahmed
    Jun 19, 2013 - 6:30PM

    39MCF means if the well produces 1MCF/d which is very low the gas reserve will finish in 39 days. not good!!!!


  • Sindhi Pakistani
    Jun 19, 2013 - 6:41PM

    @Syed A. Mateen:

    We should leave this gas field for our children Mateen Bhai. Even after producing 71% of Pakistan’s gas and GDP our province has to still face load shedding.

    PPP, MQM and PML-F should fight together for the rights of our beloved province as this is our land and our children will grow up here.


  • Anserali Khan
    Jun 19, 2013 - 6:47PM

    Lot of Gas in Sind………….


  • Faisal
    Jun 19, 2013 - 6:48PM

    With this much gas reserve they can only lit a chimney on the top.


  • Hasan
    Jun 19, 2013 - 7:23PM

    leave this resource for the sindhis.. we need this resource for us, not to be exploited by other provinces. I feel like PML will shift the gas output towards punjab..


  • Waqas
    Jun 19, 2013 - 9:51PM

    Why not united we stand? Why are we divided among various races? Sindhi ,punjabi concept should be abolished now?
    This gas belongs to pakistan and it should distributed to the whole country from karachi to khyber.Recommend

  • Sindhi Pakistani
    Jun 19, 2013 - 10:48PM


    Sorry. This gas is belong to people of Sindh, both new and old Sindhis. Punjab has exploited Balochistan for decades and we will not let them do the same to us.

    MQM, PPP, PTI, PML and Sindhi nationalists may not agree on politics but for mother Sindh they are all on one page.Recommend

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