Karachi:  Mari Petroleum Company Limited (MPCL), one of the largest oil and gas exploration and production companies in Pakistan, announced on 14th November that it had found significant gas deposits in Sindh. The discovery was made at the Tipu-1 exploration well in the Mari development and production lease area located in Ghotki district in Sindh. Tests carried out in Lower Goru ‘B’ Sand showed gas flow at the rate of 15.5 mmscfd (million standard cubic feet per day) and subsequently during the Completion Integrity Test, the well produced 21.4 mmscfd. MPCL is the operator of Mari lease area with 100% working interest. The well was drilled down to the depth of 3,944 meters on July 5, 2017. It was drilled with the objective of the testing hydrocarbon potential of the northern compartment at Lower Goru ‘B’ Sand level as well as to assess the shale tight gas potential of Sembar.

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