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MOL discovers gas in Pakistan

Hungarian energy major MOL has released a statement saying it has made a new (third) discovery of gas and condensate in the Tal Block, in Pakistan.

The consortium will be conducting further extended tests to evaluate the size and economic potential of the reserves. Further information will be provided in due course, the statement reads.

Hydrocarbon exploration has been carried out in this block since 1999 by a consortium of companies including Oil and Gas Development Co. Ltd (OGDCL), Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL), Pakistan Oilfields Ltd (POL) and Government Holdings (Pvt.) Ltd (GHPL) with MOL as an Operator of this Joint Venture. MOL has a 10% interest in the consortium.

The output capaicty of Mami Khel-1 well is 1.3 million cm/day (8,898 boe/day) gas and 457 cm/day (2,881 bbl/day) condensate at 228 bar (3,239 psig) flowing wellhead pressure through 56/64” choke.

Exploration activity resulted in the first discovery (Manzalai-1 well) in December 2002. After seismic acquisitions performed in 2003 the consortium decided to drill a new exploratory well (Makori-1 well) in 2004, MOL said. The drilling was successful, the company announced the discovery in January 2005. (press release)