Jura announced that drilling has commenced at the Rafay 1 well located in the Mirpur Mathelo Block of Pakistan. The projected depth of the well is 3,550 meters, which will target the Basal Sands of the Lower Goru formation.
The Mirpur Mathelo Block covers 254,577 acres and is located adjacent to several producing gas fields in the Central Gas Basin including the multi-tcf Mari, Qadipur and Kandhkot gas fields. Rafay 1 is the third of nine committed exploration wells in the joint venture's exploration program.
Drilling is also progressing at the Jamali Deep 1 well, which spud on December 31, 2008. As of February 23, 2009, the well has been drilled to a depth of 2,311 meters, against the planned total depth of 3,870 meters.
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