Petroleum Exploration (Pvt.) Ltd. (PEL), a privately owned Pakistani company, has identified a hydrocarbon-bearing zone in the Lower Guru formation with its Aminah-1 exploration well drilled on Badin South block in the Sajjawal (Sindh) district.
The well was spudded on Jan. 6 and reached target depth of 2,297 m on Feb. 3. Initial testing of the formation flowed 16 MMcfd of gas on 48/64-in. choke. According to PEL, it is now planning a second well for the block, Ayesha North-1.