PGNiG awarded production license in Pakistan

Pakistan’s Directorate General of Petroleum Concessions has awarded Poland state-owned PGNiG SA its first production license for the Kirthar block in southern Pakistan. PGNiG has owned the license since 2005 and will develop Rehman and Rizq natural gas fields, which are currently producing 500,000 cu m/day.

The company plans to drill 10 additional exploration wells, which will bring production to 2.5 million cu m/day. Exploration in the remainder of the block continues, the company said.

PGNiG operates the Kirthar block with 70% interest. Pakistan Petroleum Co. holds the remaining interest.

Contact Tayvis Dunnahoe at tayvisd@ogjonline.com.

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