MOL reports discovery in northern Pakistan

MOL Group reported a second discovery of crude oil, natural gas, and condensate on the Karak Block in Punjab Province of northern Pakistan.

The operator, Mari Petroleum Co. Ltd., tested hydrocarbons in three formations in the Kalabagh-1A ST1 well, which was drilled to 3,003 m.

The Lower Jurassic Datta flowed 618 boe/d of gas and 160 b/d of condensate. The Middle Jurassic Samana Suk flowed 877 boe/d of gas and 180 b/d of condensate. And the Paleocene Lockhart flowed 500 b/d of crude oil.

Also on the block, which is on the border with Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa Province, the joint venture found oil in the Halini well in 2011.

Drilled to 5,350 m, the Halini well flowed on test at an average rate of 1,700 b/d of 26° gravity crude through a 32/64-in. choke.

Mari Petroleum has a 60% working interest in the block. MOL Pakistan Oil & Gas Co. BV has 40%.

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