Petroleum Exploration (Private) Limited, a private sector concern, has announced that it has discovered natural gas in the Badin-IV south block in Sujawal district of Sindh.
According to a statement, the Badin south joint venture with Petroleum Exploration as the block operator drilled an exploratory well – Aminah-1 – on January 6 in an effort to test upper sands up to the depth of 2,500 metres or 100 metres inside the upper sands, whichever was shallower.
It reached the depth of 2,297 metres on February 3 where the well flowed 16 million cubic feet of gas per day with wellhead pressure at 1,400 psi. The well also flowed 26 barrels of condensate per day.
The Badin-IV south joint venture has so far made two discoveries – Ayesha-1 and Aminah-1 – which will together produce approximately 25 million cubic feet of gas per day.