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JULY 2017

Petroleum Ministry to execute Rs190mn new projects in Balochistan

JUL 21ST, 2017 ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources would execute two new projects worth Rs 190 million for coal exploration and evaluation in different localities of Balochistan besides carrying out a survey for underground water in Quetta. "Out of total Rs 190.033 million estimated cost, an amount of Rs 88.023 million has been allocated to carry out two new schemes for coal exploration and evaluation in Nosham and Bahlol areas of Balochistan, and the underground water survey," official sources said. Answering a question, they said the ministry would spend Rs 554.291 million, under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP 2017-18), to execute four ongoing and two new projects to step up exploration activities of natural resources for achieving self-reliance in the energy sector. An amount of Rs 415.807 have been earmarked to acquire four drilling rigs and their accessories for the Geological Survey of Pakistan. While Rs 37.977 million would be spent on appraisal of newly discovered coal resources in Badin and its adjoining areas of Southern Sindh. The funds amounting to Rs 8.992 million would be utilized in exploration and evaluation of metallic and minerals in Bela and Uthal areas of district Lasbella, Balochistan. Similarly, Rs 3.492 million have been reserved for exploration of Tertiary Coal in the Central Salt Range of Punjab.

Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2017

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PPL drills 1.3 km-long horizontal well for tight gas

JUL 20TH, 2017 KARACHI: Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) has drilled and completed tight gas horizontal well Naushahro Feroz (NF) Hor-1, an official said here on Thursday. At total depth of 4,940 metres and 1.3 km horizontal section in Chiltan Formation, NF Hor -1 is one of the deepest and longest horizontal wells in tight gas reservoir drilled in Pakistan. It is also the country's first well to be completed with ten-stage multi-frack, the PPL official added. PPL made a tight gas discovery at NF X-1 in 2014. This was followed by extensive in-house geological and geophysical studies to design the optimum horizontal well to appraise the discovery. "Logging while Drilling" technology with real-time evaluation was used to successfully drill the horizontal section. Based on preliminary results, the well flowed 1.3 MMscfd gas and 9 bbl/d of condensate at 32/64 choke size from one stage only. PPL plans to carry out ten-stage multi-frack job on the well, which is expected to significantly increase flow potential. NF Hor-1 is in Naushahro Feroz Block, Sindh, with PPL as operator holding 90 percent working interest and the remaining 10 percent held by Asia Resources Oil Limited.

Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2017

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