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OGDCL begins commercial production from two newly discovered wells

OGDCL begins commercial production from two newly discovered wells

ISLAMABAD: Oil and Gas Development Company (OGDCL) on Thursday announced that it has started commercial production of gas from two newly discovered deposits including Thal East Well-1 and Bhimbra Well-1, which is being added in the national grid for onward supply to consumers.

The company has been producing 10 Million Cubic Feet per Day (MMCFD) gas and 2.25 MMCFD gas from Thar East Well-1 and Bhimbra Well-1 since June 26 and June 28 respectively, a news release said.

With addition of newly discovered wells in the national grid Pakistan would be able to save foreign exchange and provide sufficient supplies to domestic and industrial consumers, said OGDCL.

Earlier, on Wednesday, the company also announced initiating commercial production of gas and condensate for its Dhoke Hussain Field Well-1, located in Kohat district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).

From Dhoke Hussain Field Well-1, OGDCL intends to produce 300 barrels per day oil and 12 MMCFD gas. The first gas production from the well had been injected in the system of Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited on June 28.

The company said that it had stepped up its field activities for timely completion of the ongoing projects as it was committed to reducing the gap between demand and supply of the commodity aimed at meeting needs of domestic and industrial consumers.