Gas supplies in Sindh continued to rise through the discovery of new wells and by developing existing resources.
Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) enhanced its gas supplies from Kandhkot Gas Field (KGF) to 230 MMscfd. The company is expected to further ramp it up to 250 MMscfd in the future.
Earlier, the field was supplying an average of 180 MMscfd gas to Guddu Thermal Power Station. Therefore the increase in supplies of gas will improve power generation efforts by the company, with a trickle down effect for consumers who need uninterrupted electricity.
Gas Supplies at Kandhkot Gas Field rise to 230 MMscfd from 180 MMscfd previously
The company has plans to drill seven development wells in KGF during this year. Of these, three wells have already been completed, adding 50 MMscfd gas to the national supply. Besides, a three-rig operation remains ongoing.
PPL has been making consistent efforts, especially during the last nine months based on its commitment to the government, to tap into the potential that Kandhkot holds through fast-track development drilling, revamping of compressors and debottlenecking of production facilities.
PPL has recently increased production through optimizing reserves replacement and development efforts from mature fields, including Sui, Kandhkot and Adhi, notably achieving a major milestone of net production crossing the 1 Bcfe/day mark in November 2016.
Last month, PPL had discovered gas reserves in Matiari, Sindh.
PPL is one of the major operators in Pakistan for exploring oil and gas reserves. It discovered 264 wells of gas and 46 of crude oil in different provinces in the last financial year. Its production of gas stands at 838 MMscf and oil at 14,627 bbl.