ISLAMABAD, Mar 8 (APP): Dewan Petroleum (Ptv.) Ltd., a Pakistani Exploration and Petroleum company and operator of Safed Koh Block (3070-10) has drilled well at Salsabil (Rodho) structure up to the depth of 3305 metres and made first Jurassic discovery in Chiltan Limestone and in the Cretaceous Sembar Sands.
The well flow rate in Chiltan was recorded as 16mmcfd gas and 110 bbls per day of condensate at 40/64 choke with the wellhead pressure of 2120PSI.
The gas has a calorific value of 870 BTU/SCF. The perforation intervals are from 3284 metres up to 3124 metres.
The cretaceous Sembar sand flow rate was 1.0 mmcfd with calorific value of 930 BTU and perforation intervals are from 3025 meters to 2928 meters.
The flow rates in Sembar are expected to increase significantly after stimulation of the formation.
This discovery is believed to have opened a significant new play in general for exploration in Pakistan and could have material impact on the exploration potential of the Safed Koh Block itself in both Rodho and unexplored structure namely Afiband.
The gas bearing Salsabil (Rodho) structure in Chiltan has estimated closed area of 23 Sq. Km. and vertical closure of over 500 meters.
The Company believes that this is a significant natural gas discovery and will add to the county’s gas reserves when fully developed and can produce substantial volume of gas along with condensate.
The Safed Koh Block is situated in the Tribal Areas of District Dera
Ghazi Khan of Punjab Province and located west of Sulaiman foredeep in the Middle
Indus Basin of Pakistan.
Dewan Petroleum (Pvt.) Ltd. has 60% interest in the Block whereas 30% interest belongs to Rally Energy (Safed Koh) Ltd. of Canada and 10% belongs to Oil & Gas Investment (Pvt.) Ltd. of Pakistan.
Dewan Petroleum (Pvt.) Ltd. is determined to invest more in Oil & Gas Sector and to become leading integrated Oil & Gas Company of Pakistan.