PPL Finds Gas-Condensate at Kinza X-1 Well in Pakistan's Gambat South Block

Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL), operator of Gambat South Block, with 65 percent working interest (WI) along with its joint venture partners Government Holdings (Private) Limited and Asia Resources Oil Limited with 25 percent and 10 percent WI, respectively, announced Tuesday another gas-condensate discovery from exploratory well Kinza X-1 in District Sanghar, Sindh, Pakistan. This is the fourth discovery in the block after Wafiq, Shahdad and Sharf gas-condensate discoveries.

Exploration well Kinza X-1 was spud July 28 and reached the final depth of 12,122 feet (3,695 meters) Sept. 13. Based on wire line logs, potential hydrocarbon bearing zones were identified in the Massive Sand of Lower Goru Formation, which are under testing. Initial testing flowed 12 million standard cubic feet per day of gas along with condensate at 48/64 inch choke size, thereby confirming the presence of commercial quantities of natural gas and condensate at Kinza X-1. The expected output from the well will translate into approximately 2,100 barrels per day in oil equivalent and foreign exchange saving of $200,000 per day. 

However, the well is being flowed at different choke sizes to measure gas flow rates and the actual flow potential will be determined after completion of the test.


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