APP – A plant, having capacity to process around 20 million cubic feet per day (mmcfd) gas, will be inaugurated on Tuesday at Tolanj Well in Tal Block of district Kohat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
A consortium of MOL Pakistan Oil (MOL) and Gas Company, Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL), Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL), Pakistan Oilfields Limited (POL) and Government Holdings (Pvt.) Limited (GHPL) had made the gas discovery in exploratory well Tolanj X-1 drilled in the block, official sources told APP.
Out of nine exploration wells drilled so far in the Tal Block, this was the sixth discovery after Manzalai, Makori, Mamikhel , Maramzai and Makori East, under the joint venture of PPL, MOL, OGDCL, POL and GHPL in the block.
Spud-in on June 21, 2010, Tolanj X-1 was drilled below 4,834 meters. “A barefoot Drill Stem Test conducted in the upper 48 meters of Lumshiwal Sandstone produced around 16 .3 mmscfd gas at flowing wellhead pressure of 2,392 psi on 32/64 ” choke,” the sources said.
Besides Lumshiwal , the reservoir targets in this well include the Lockhart, Hangu, Samana Suk and Datta formations.
The block has turned out to be the richest exploration asset in terms of potential oil and gas production with a 55 percent success ratio as against 33 percent for the rest of the areas in the country under exploration, they said.
Chairman Liquefied Petroleum Gas Distributors Association of Pakistan Irfan Khokhar, who will also attend the inaugural ceremony among others, appreciated the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government for making remarkable progress in oil and gas exploration sector.
Talking to APP, he expressed confidence that the country would soon achieve self-sufficiency in energy sector as the present government had initiated record exploration activities in different potential areas, which resulted in over 100 oil and gas discoveries.