Mari Petroleum Company Limited (MPCL) on Monday announced the start of the first gas supply from the Tipu compartment of the “Goru-B” reservoir located in Ghotki district of Sindh province.
According to MPCL, initially approximately 20 mmscfd of pipeline grade gas will be supplied to Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) after processing in MPCL’s new Sachal Gas Processing Complex (SGPC) via a new transmission pipeline from gas across the country 25 km long. Construction and commissioning activities on the remaining phases of the project are progressing to bring an additional 90 mmscfd of gas volumes into the SNGPL network in the current year, the MPCL said.
“Mari Petroleum Company Limited (MPCL) is pleased to announce the start of first gas from the Tipu compartment of the “Goru-B” reservoir and gas production from a new Sachal gas processing complex – (formerly known as GTH Gas Processing Facilities),” read the MPCL statement released on Monday.
According to the details, MPCL made a significant new gas discovery in 2017, following its recent exploration efforts at the Tipu-1 exploration well drilled in the Mari Drilling and Production (D&P) concession area in Ghotki. This well was set up on July 5, 2017 and has a depth of 3,944 meters. It was drilled in order to test the hydrocarbon potential of the northern compartment at the lower Goru-B sand level and to assess the hydrocarbon potential of Semberas – a probable shale/tight gas potential.
According to sources, the start of gas supply from the Tipu compartment of the “Gory B” reservoir located in Ghotki will control the country’s gas shortage while this gas supply will also be made to industries by injecting the local gas less Dear. in the gas distribution system.
The price of imported liquefied natural gas (LNG) has been on an upward trend in the international market and is currently available at $30-35 per million cubic feet per day (mmcfd) while the local gas price is at $3 -$4. by mmcfd, said sources.
“Gas will be supplied via MPCL’s new 25km gas transmission pipeline while construction and commissioning activities on the remaining phases of the project are progressing satisfactorily and are expected to be completed this year,” the sources said. .
Faheem Haider, Managing Director and CEO of MPCL, in a statement on Monday, said that after commencing the supply of gas up to 40mmscfd of undrawn volumes from the HRL reservoir to SNGPL in June 2021, this is another major milestone for the company that demonstrates our commitment to improving the country’s indigenous gas production. He also said the connectivity of the Mari field with the SNGPL network via MPCL’s own transmission pipeline is a major achievement for the company that will go a long way in providing flexibility and maximizing gas production from the larger country’s gas field.
Waqar Malik, Chairman of the Board of Directors of MPCL, appreciated the operational excellence demonstrated by the company in the implementation of the project and said that once completed, the project will be a milestone in the history of business and will bring about a 6% increase in local gas supply. .
It is pertinent to mention that MPCL is the operator of Mari D&P’s lease area with 100% working interest and is highly encouraged by the positive results of said seismic data which has identified additional new prospects at different reservoir levels, that he plans to drill. in the next two to three years to chase the significant additional hydrocarbons in the region.
Mari Petroleum operates seven D&P leases, owns 11 exploration permits, joint venture interests in six other exploration blocks and four D&P leases.