OGDCL makes significant shallow natural gas discovery with Maru-1 in Pakistan

Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) reported today that it has discovered natural gas at Maru-1 exploration well on the Guddu Block in Pakistan.

Located in the Ghotki district, Sindh province of Pakistan, the Maru-1 exploration well was drilled to a total depth of 794 meters in the Pirkoh Limestone formation. The discovery well tested at a rate of 3.5 million cubic feet per day of natural gas through a 40/64” choke.

The Guddu Block is held in a joint venture, whereas OGDCL is the operator with 70% interest. IPR holds 25%, and Government Holdings Limited holds a carried 5%.

“The discovery of Maru Well No. 1 has opened up a new horizon at shallow depth, which would likely be developed on seamless track basis and be placed on early commercial production, resulting in fast revenue generation for the joint venture and would add gas reserves to the hydrocarbon base of the country,” stated OGDCL in a release about the discovery.

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