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New gas find in Ghotki announced

ISLAMABAD: Mari Petroleum Company Limited (MPCL) has announced a new gas find in Ghotki district of Sindh.

The company in a statement yesterday announced “a significant gas discovery” under new exploratory efforts at Shaheen-1 exploration well, drilled in Mari development and production lease area in Ghotki, Sindh.

The said well was spudded on Jan 5 and has been successfully drilled down to the depth of 1,175 metres into Sui Main Limestone formation.

Chief executive of the company Ishfaq Nadeem Ahmad said that seismic data has also identified additional new prospects at different reservoir levels, which the company planned to drill in the next two to three years.

According to the company it was the second consecutive find from the results of its acquired extensive 3D seismic data in the Mari D&P lease area.

The MPCL said it will continue to find additional hydrocarbon deposits in the country so that the ever-increasing energy needs can be met through local resources.



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