OMV raises output from Pakistan's Sawan gas field

OMV AG has increased gas production from its Sawan field in Pakistan to 400 MMscfd from 340 MMscfd under a $350 million investment plan.

Uchenna Izundu
International Editor

LONDON, Feb. 2 -- OMV AG has increased gas production from its Sawan field in Pakistan to 400 MMscfd from 340 MMscfd under a $350 million investment plan. Pakistan's Sui Northern Pipelines Ltd. and Sui Southern Gas Co. intend to take the additional gas.

OMV, which operates the field, drilled additional wells in Sawan and modified the gas processing plant to boost production. OMV's share of output from Sawan and nearby Miano field is now 120 MMscfd of its previous 110 MMscfd.

Sawan is in Sindh Province in the central Indus basin, about 500 km from the port city of Karachi.

OMV is the largest international gas operator in Pakistan and supplies 16% of the country's gas.

Partners in Sawan field are OMV 19.74%, Pakistan Petroleum Ltd. 26.18%, Eni AEP Ltd. 23.68%, Government Holdings Private Ltd. 22.5%, and Moravske Naftove Doly AS 7.9%.

Contact Uchenna Izundu at uchennai@pennwell.com.

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