Large Zamzama gas field project to proceed in southern Pakistan

A group led by BHP Billiton Ltd., Melbourne, is moving toward the $100 million first phase development of Zamzama field, Pakistan's fourth largest gas field in terms of reserves.Ultimate recovery is placed at 1.7 tcf proved and probable. Plateau production is expected to be 300 MMcfd of gas and 2,000 b/d of condensate for 10-12 years.Production start is set for late 2003, and field life is 15-25 years.Zamzama field was discovered in 1998 on the Dadu concession in Sindh Province 200 km north of Karachi. An extended well test (EWT) began in March 2001 (OGJ Online, Mar. 14, 2002), and lately production has averaged 100 MMcfd from the Zamzama-1/ST1 and Zamzama-2 wells.Pakistan has more th...

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