PPL Makes Gas, Condensate Find in Hala Block in Pakistan's Sindh Province

Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) reported Wednesday that it has made a gas and condensate discovery at its Fazl X-1 exploration well in Block 2568-13 (Hala) in District Matiari, Sindh, Pakistan.

The company, holder of a 65 percent operating stake in the Hala Block, said the hydrocarbon find at Fazl X-1 is the third discovery in the area.

Fazl X-1, which was spud May 29, reached the final depth of 13,343 feet (4,067 meters) Aug. 12. PPL said based on wireline logs and drilling results, potential hydrocarbon bearing zones were identified in Massive Sand of Lower Goru Formation.

"During testing, the flow was 20.3 million standard cubic feet per day (MMscf/d) gas along with 50 barrels per day condensate at 48/ 64 inches choke size, thus confirming the presence of commercial quantities of natural gas and condensate at Fazl X-1 ... The well is being flowed at different choke sizes to measure gas flow rates, following completion of which actual flow potential of the well will be determined," PPL said in the press release.

The company's joint venture partner is Mari Petroleum Company Limited, which holds the remaining 35 percent stake in the block.

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