ENI strikes new gas deposit onshore Pakistan
The exploratory well was drilled to a depth of 2,660 meters.
Eni has made a new gas discovery in the Sukhpur Block located in the Kirthar Foldbelt, onshore Pakistan, 270 kilometers north of Karachi, Sindh Province.
“This new discovery marks another success in Eni’s near field exploration strategy in the country,” said the company in a statement.
The Lundali-1 NFW exploratory well, which led to the discovery, was drilled to a total depth of 2,660 meters and encountered gas bearing sands in the Paleocene sequence. During production testing, the well produced gas flowed at up to a rate of 33 million standard cubic feet per day.
In accordance with Eni’s strategy of accelerating the Time to Market, this discovery will be commercialized through an early production scheme, which will result in first gas three years after the block was awarded.
The additional production at Lundali will allow the company to optimize its existing infrastructure, including the Bhit gas processing facility located 30 kilometers to the west of the Block. This result confirms the significant exploration potential of the Sukhpur Block where the JV plans to drill another exploration well within next twelve months.
Eni, through its subsidiary Eni Pakistan Limited, is the operator of the Sukhpur Block with a 45% working interest, which was awarded on February 2010. The other Joint Venture partners are PPL (30%) and KUFPEC (25%).
In 2012, the company’s hydrocarbon equity production averaged approximately 57,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.