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Pakistan discovers its largest oil and gas reserve in Jhandial well

The Jhadial block has a closed area of about 15 square kilometers, with a thick net reservoir column from top of the Chorgali Formation (Eocene) to the base of the Paleocene Formation.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: October 4, 2017 8:01 pm
Pakistan Oil Limited, POL, Pakistan oil drill, Crude Oil, Pakistan energy crisis, Jhandial block, Jhadial oil reserve, Pakistan Oil reserves, Pakistan News, Indian Express The discovery is expected to solve Pakistan’s energy crisis.

The Pakistan Oil Limited (POL) has discovered its largest oil and natural gas reservoir in the Jhandial well located in Ikhalas block. The reservoir was discovered was after the block was drilled at about 18497 ft to the Paleocene base when a significant amount of hydrocarbon was encountered in Sakessar, Nammal and Patala formations.

Jhandial well is located in Ikhlas Block in Northern Potwar, about 83 kilometers Southwest of Islamabad in Attock district. POL holds 80 per cent share in the block whereas the Attock Oil Company (AOC) has a 20 percent share.

According to the Associated Press of Pakistan, the discovery is one of the largest made in last five years. POL is now going to connect the well with production line within two weeks. During the drilling, officials estimated 21 million cubic feet of gas and 2,520 barrels of oil per day at choke size of 40/64″, 19 million cubic feet of gas and 2,160 barrels of oil per day at choke size of 32/64″ at and 16.5million cubic feet of gas and 1,630 barrels of oil per day at choke size of 28/64″.

The Jhadial block has a closed area of about 15 square kilometers, with a thick net reservoir column from top of the Chorgali Formation (Eocene) to the base of the Paleocene Formation.

According to reports, the estimated recoverable reserve of the field lies in the range of at least 292 billion cubic feet of gas and 23 million barrels of oil. The discovery is expected to solve Pakistan’s energy crisis.

 

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    Shafted mohammed
    Oct 7, 2017 at 7:15 am
    Soon china would take over this well as Pakistan is bankrupt and has nothing to pay for the loan it took from china. This oil would go on truck to china by CPEC built by china paid mostly by pakistan. Good job Pakistan.
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      Muhammad Naeem ul Fateh
      Oct 8, 2017 at 6:06 pm
      Kindly check the facts. Loans are taken by the chinese company from the chinese bank where state is just allocating the projects rather than borrowing.
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    2. Saratoga Singh
      Oct 5, 2017 at 4:05 pm
      Jab Khuda Meharban tab Gadha Pehalwan .... It has struck black gold to now continue to fund terror .....
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      1. Farooq Peer
        Oct 5, 2017 at 8:00 pm
        Kas le nada
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        aw
        Oct 5, 2017 at 11:28 am
        Some more miracle should happen with PAKISTAN in the field of EDUCATION so that the nation is blessed with scientific brain in positive subjects finally so that the society concentrates on development rather than what they are forced to do since a few decades by coming out of the clutches of the Mullahs and the army Generals
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          Adnan
          Oct 5, 2017 at 3:44 pm
          SOmeone who is part of country ru(ined)led by BJP does not suit well to lecture us.
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          Rajib
          Oct 5, 2017 at 9:45 am
          Expect more terrorist activities in India as. A consequence to Pak prosperity..
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            Not stupid
            Oct 18, 2017 at 10:03 am
            First get rid of your terrorist Prime Minister Modi who is the butcher of Gujarat. Then bark.
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            1. Robinson Robinson
              Nov 6, 2017 at 3:07 pm
              Get your butcher mullahs to jail.
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            vijay
            Oct 5, 2017 at 6:54 am
            Hope they will stop fighting with India now and start fighting among themselves for oil profits. This must be a divine intervention.
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              Faisal Javaid
              Oct 5, 2017 at 3:12 pm
              Brother the perception that is being widespreaded in India by your Government is totally misleading. We are not a terrorist state rather terrorist ridden state and the terror is sponsored by Indian Government. Can you imagine if a Hindu Fundamentalist Party starts killing the Hindus themselves? The so called Muslim Taliban who are actually not Muslims are killing Pakistani Muslims. How come we would prepare Jahadis for our own destruction?
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