MOL Group reported an 11th hydrocarbon discovery in Pakistan, which makes three discoveries made on Karak block in the country’s Punjab Province.
The Halini-Deep-1 discovery well was drilled to 5,900 m. Subsequent to tests, the operator added the Samana Suk formation to the already known Lumshiwal, Hangu, and Lockhart reservoirs. The well flowed 1,425 b/d of oil and 1.18 MMcfd of natural gas. The Halini-Deep-1 discovery follows the Halini-X-1 and Kalbagh-1A discoveries that were also made on Karak block in 2011 and 2015, respectively (OGJ Online, Sep. 18, 2015).
The block is operated by Mari Petroleum Co. Ltd. with 60% working interest while fully owned subsidiary of MOL Group, MOL Pakistan Oil & Gas Co. BV, has 40% in the block. The operator expects the start of oil production by midyear.