MOL reports another oil, gas discovery in Pakistan

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.

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