Eni has started production from its Badhra gas field, located southeast of the Bhit gas field, within the Sindh province in Pakistan, approximately 250 kilometres northeast of Karachi. Eni also completed the commissioning of the third train at Bhit gas treatment plant, which will process gas from the nearby Badhra gas field, following the Badhra Development and Bhit Acceleration Project.
The Badhra Development and Bhit Acceleration Project increases the existing Bhit plant capacity by 17% from 270 million metric standard cubic feet per day (MMscfd) to 315 MMscfd, and enhances gas sales to the gas utility companies to help fulfil the ever increasing demand of energy in Pakistan. Total investment in the Badhra Development and Bhit Acceleration Project will be approximately US$ 50 million.
Kirthar Joint Venture, the title holder of Bhit and Badhra gas fields, is composed of Eni Pakistan Limited, a subsidiary of Eni SpA, (40%); Kirthar Pakistan B.V., a Royal Dutch Shell Group company, (28%); Oil & Gas Development Company Ltd. (20%); PKP Kirthar 2 B.V., a subsidiary of Premier Oil Overseas B.V., (6%); and PKP Kirthar B.V., a subsidiary of Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Co. (6%).
Eni has been present in Pakistan since 2000 with 12 onshore exploration licences, 5 of which are operated by Eni and 3 operated offshore exploration blocks. The production fields operated by Eni are Bhit and Badhra (Eni 40%) and Kadanwari (Eni 18.42%). Eni also holds interests in producing fields of Sawan (Eni 23.68%), Zamzama (Eni 17.75%), Miano (Eni 15.16%) and Rehmat (Eni 30%).
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