Sinjhoro gas field starts up in Pakistan

State-owned Oil & Gas Development Co. of Pakistan and partners have started production from Sinjhoro natural gas field about 65 km northeast of Hyderabad City, Pakistan (OGJ Online, Sept. 4, 2009).

The field is producing 12 MMcfd of gas and 1,100 b/d of condensate, according to the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources.

A partner, Ocean Pakistan Ltd. (OPL) of Islamabad, said a second phase of development will include start-up of a gas treatment plant and push production to 30 MMcfd of gas and 3,500 b/d of condensate. OPL said the license yielded 10 discoveries out of 17 exploratory wells drilled.

OGDC operates the field with a 62.5% interest. OPL holds 15%, and Government Holdings Pvt. Ltd. holds 22.5%.

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