OMV announces Pakistan drilling success
Latif North-1 well successfully found and tested additional gas
OMV has announced additional gas reserves in the Latif Exploration License located in the Sindh Province/Pakistan. OMV is the operator and holds a 33.4% working interest in the Block. The Latif North-1 well was drilled 3 km north of the 2007 discovered Latif gas field and successfully tested 44.7 mn scf/d (approximately 7,400 boe/d) from a gas-bearing zone within the Lower Goru Formation at 3,350 meters depth. This is the best performing Latif well so far.
Latif North-1 is OMV’s 3rd drilling success in the Latif area after the Latif-1 discovery in 2007 and Latif-2 in 2008. Both wells together are currently producing 29 mn scf/d (approximately 4,830 boe/d) gas which is processed at the OMV operated Kadanwari processing plant and is provided to the local Pakistani market.
The testing results of Latif North-1 indicate a substantial increase of recoverable gas reserves. Based on this encouraging result the field development plan will include the drilling of additional wells.
The Latif gas discoveries are the result of continuous successful exploration and appraisal efforts and will enhance domestic gas production in Pakistan.
The discoveries in Latif Block and the existing infrastructure of the producing fields are located near the markets of the two Pakistani gas transmission and distribution companies, Sui Northern Gas Pipelines and Sui Southern Gas Company. The addition of new reserves through exploration activities strengthens this area as a strategic hub.