OGDCL discovers a new hydrocarbon in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province

September 6, 2012

Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) has discovered a new hydrocarbon bearing horizon from its appraisal well Nashpa-3, located in District Karak, KP province. The structure of well Nashpa-3 was delineated, evaluated, drilled and tested utilising indigenous expertise. It is a joint venture of OGDCL being operator with Pakistan Petroleum Limited and Government Holdings Private Limited (GHPL).

Initially, well has produced 3015 barrel per day of crude oil and 14.35 MMCFD gas through 32/64″ choke from Lumshiwal and Hangu formations and 150 barrels per day of crude oil and 0.6 MMCFD gas through 32/64″ choke from Samanasuk formation. The total production from these formations is 3165 barrel per day crude oil and 14.95 MMCFD per day of gas respectively.

After Drill Stem Testing (DSTs) in new horizons of Samanasuk, Lumshiwal and Hangu formations, significant reserves of hydrocarbons have been confirmed at well Nashpa-03. The actual flow potential of the well would be determined after completion followed by stimulation.-PR