Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) the operator of Gambat South Block (2568-18) with 65 percent working interest (WI) along with its joint venture partners Government Holdings Private Limited (GHPL) and Asia Resources Oil Limited (AROL) with 25 percent and 10 percent WI, respectively, announced Tuesday another gas and condensate discovery over its exploration well Sharf X-1 located in District Sanghar, Sindh, Pakistan. This is the third discovery in the block after gas and condensate discoveries from Wafiq X-1 and Shahdad X-1.
Exploration well Sharf X-1 was spud April 18 and reached the final depth of 12,237 feet (3,730 meters) July 6. Based on wire line logs, potential hydrocarbon bearing zones were identified which are under testing. Initial testing in the massive sand of lower goru formation flowed 42 million standard cubic feet per day (MMscf/d) gas along with 199 barrels per day condensate at 64/64 inch choke size, thus confirming the presence of commercial quantities of natural gas and condensate at Sharf X-1. Two additional zones have been identified that will be tested later, resulting in an expected cumulative production of 60 MMscf/d, which translates into approximately 7,400 barrels per day in oil equivalent and foreign exchange saving of $0.75 million per day.
The well is being flowed at different choke sizes to measure the gas flow rates, actual flow potential of the well will be determined after completion of the test. This discovery will add more hydrocarbon reserves and also reduce the gap between supply and demand of oil and gas during current energy crisis in the country.
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