ISLAMABAD: The Mari Petroleum Company Limited (MPCL) announced on Friday to have discovered reserves of crude oil, condensate and natural gas in its Karak Block’s Kalabagh Well in Mianwali.

In a statement issued here, the company said the hydrocarbon deposit was found in Kalabagh-1A ST1 Well. The Karak Joint Venture is operated by MPCL which holds 60 per cent working interest and the MOL of Hungary with 40 per cent share.

Also read: Large reserves of crude oil found in Sindh

The discovery is the company’s second success in the block, after its first major crude oil discovery at Halini Well-1 in 2011.


Tests said to have produced good results


The Kalabagh-1A ST1, spud-in on March 20, 2015, is the company’s second exploratory well in the Karak Block, drilled down to a depth of 3,003 metres in Datta Formation.

During testing, the well flowed gas and condensate in Datta Formation at a rate of 3.3 million cubic feet of gas per day and 160 barrels of crude with wellhead pressure of 694 Psi at 32/64 choke size.

“The gas discovery has an excellent heating value of 1144 BTU/SCF and its Condensate API is 52 @600F,” the company said.

It also said the well had been successfully tes­ted in Samanasuk Forma­tion, which also flowed gas and condensate at a rate of 4.68 million cubic feet of gas and 180 barrels of crude per day at a wellhead pressure of 926 Psi at 36/64, choke size with excellent gas heating value of 1128 BTU/SCF and Conden­sate of 58 @600F API.

The testing of Lockhart Forma­tion flowed commercial quantity of Crude Oil @500 barrels a day with wellhead flowing pressure of 155 psig of 22 API @600F at 32/64 choke size.

Published in Dawn, September 19th, 2015

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