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KARACHI: Pakistan Pet­roleum Ltd (PPL), the operator of Block 2467-16 (Shah Bandar) EL with 63 per cent working interest (WI), has made a gas discovery at its exploration well Benari X-1 (ST-2) in Sujawal, Sindh.

The block is a joint venture of PPL with Mari Petroleum Company having 32pc WI and Sindh Energy Holding and Government Holdings Private Ltd (GHPL) with 2.5pc each.

Exploration well Benari X-1 (ST-2) was spudded in on May 22 and drilled to a depth of 3,470m to test the hydrocarbon potential of Lower Goru Formation. Based on wire line logs, potential hydrocarbon bearing zones were identified inside target reservoir.

This discovery will add additional hydrocarbon reserves and also enable the energy sector to reduce the gap between supply and demand of oil and gas.

Published in Dawn, December 7th, 2018