May 04, 2021 (MLN): Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL), the operator of Block 2467-16 (Shah Bandar) has announced the commencement of commercial gas production from Benari Development & Production Lease (Benari D&PL) in Shah Bandar Block w.e.f May 3, 2021.
According to the notice issued to PSX, the block is located in districts Thatta and Sujawal, Sindh and lies in the southernmost part of the Lower Indus Basin.
Benari X-1 well in Benari D&PL is the first exploratory well drilled in Shah Bandar block which is operated by Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) with 63% working interest (WI) along with its Joint Venture Partners, Mari Petroleum Company Limited (MPCL) having 32% WI, Sindh Energy Holding Company Limited (SEHCL) and Government Holdings Private Limited (GHPL) with 2.5% WI each.
Shah Bandar Joint Venture decided to process gas from Benari D&PL at MPCL's operated Sujawal Gas Processing Facility for onward injection into the SSGC network. The expected gas production from the field is around 9 MMSCFD. This arrangement has resulted in the early commercialization of gas from Benari D&PL, which will add additional hydrocarbons enabling the energy sector to reduce the demand and supply gap of natural gas in the country.
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