Kandhkot: October 7, 2017: Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi formally marked the exceptional production enhancement at Kandhkot Gas Field (KGF) during a well-attended event hosted by Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL). Minister of State for Petroleum Division, Ministry of Energy Jam Kamal Khan, Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair and other provincial and local government officials, area notables and media as well as company directors and staff were present on the occasion.
PPL achieved the extraordinary feat of delivering the near-impossible target of scaling up sales gas from KGF to 230 MMscfd ahead of time.
The record production enhancement within tight deadlines was made possible due to the company’s consistent efforts to tap optimal potential of Kandhkot, especially since its commitment to government last year for providing additional gas for power generation through fast-track drilling in a challenging environment, addition of two compressor units and debottlenecking of production facilities. To this end, six development wells were drilled in record time of 9 months with multi-rig operation, successfully finding sweet spots in a mature field and enhancing field capacity by 90 MMscfd gas which can be delivered to national grid. An additional three development wells are planned to be drilled this year to sustain the production plateau.
In his welcome address, MD and CEO Syed Wamiq Bokhari highlighted the company’s aggressive exploration and production programme with a focus on remarkable production enhancement from Kandhkot. He also shared PPL’s recent achievements, including net production crossing the 1 Bcfpde mark along with a record drilling of 25 wells in operated areas during 2016-17, an all-time high for the company. Further, Bokhari highlighted PPL’s CSR activities in Sindh, including Kandhkot.
PM Abbasi lauded PPL’s efforts to support the government’s resolve to bridge the demand-supply gap through ramping up production, particularly from its mature fields, notably Kandhkot.