Pakistan Petroleum discovers gas, condensate in Shah Bandar block

Nov. 21, 2023
Pakistan Petroleum Ltd. made a gas and condensate discovery in District Sujawal, Sindh, Pakistan.

Pakistan Petroleum Ltd. made a gas and condensate discovery in District Sujawal, Sindh, Pakistan. This is the second discovery in Shah Bandar block (2467-16) in the southern part of Lower Indus basin.

Exploration well Jhim East X-1 was spudded on Oct. 8, 2023, and drilled to a depth of 2,545 m to test the hydrocarbon potential of upper sands of Lower Goru formation. Potential hydrocarbon bearing zones were identified based on drilling results and wireline logs.

During testing of Lower Goru upper sand (A sand), the well flowed 13.69 MMscfd gas and 236 b/d condensate at wellhead flowing pressure of 2,668 psig on a 32/64-in. choke. Additional evaluation is ongoing.

Pakistan Petroleum is operator of Shah Bandar block (63%) with joint venture partners Mari Petroleum Co. Ltd. (32%), Sindh Energy Holding Co. Ltd. (2.5%), and Government Holdings (Private) Ltd. (2.5%).