The Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) has discovered gas at the Umair South East-1 Well in Guddu Block, District Ghotki, Sindh, as a result of its exploratory operations.
According to the stock filing, OGDCL is the operator of Guddu Block (70 percent), with joint venture partners SPUD Energy PTY Limited (SEPL) (13.5 percent), IPR Transoil Corporation (IPRTOC) (11.5 percent), and Government Holdings (Private Limited (GHPL) (5 percent).
Umair South East-1 was drilled as a test well to see if the Pirkoh Formation and Habib Rahi Limestone had any hydrocarbon potential (HRL).
The well was drilled to a depth of 790 metres after being spud-in on May 9, 2022. The Pirkoh formation flowed gas at a rate of roughly 1.063 MMSCFD during testing, with a WHFP of 210 psi and a 32/64 inch choke size.
The finding is the product of the Guddu Joint Venture Partners’ aggressive exploration approach, and it has opened up a new path for helping to close the gap between energy demand and supply from indigenous resources.