Eni group gauges Pakistan onshore gas discovery

Eni Pakistan Ltd. said the Lundali-1 new field wildcat is a gas discovery on the Sukhpur block in the Kirthar fold belt 270 km north of Karachi, Pakistan.

The discovery in Sindh Province flowed at rates as high as 33 MMscfd from sands of Paleocene age and will be produced to the Bhit gas processing facility 30 km west of the block. Total depth is 2,660 m.

The discovery will go on line less than 3 years after award of the block in February 2010, Eni said. The joint venture of Eni 45%, Pakistan Petroleum Ltd. 30%, and Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Co. 25% will drill another exploratory well on the block within 12 months.

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