Drilling results at Kekra-I block show good reservoir but water wet: Petroleum Division

ISLAMABAD: Petroleum Division (PD) of the Power Ministry on Sunday stated the outcomes of four-month offshore drilling at Indus G-Block referred to as Kekra-I, some 230-km off the Karachi coast, had proven good high quality hydrocarbon reservoir however sadly these have been water moist.

“After the nicely managed operations, the 6″ Open Gap part drilling was resumed on Friday .The reservoir was encountered at 5,492 meters and up to now about 140 meters of reservoir have been drilled. The log outcomes present a great high quality reservoir however sadly water moist with none gasoline impact,” a Petroleum Division press launch stated.

Present depth of the nicely is 5,634 meters ‘Managed Depth’ and as per the plan; whereas one other 55 meters can be drilled earlier than continuing with P&A (plug and abandon) operations, which has already been permitted by Joint Enterprise Companions together with Exxon.

Learn Extra: No oil, gas reservoirs discovered along Karachi coast: sources

The offshore drilling is a three way partnership of ENI, Exxon Mobil, Oil and Gasoline Improvement Firm Restricted and Pakistan Petroleum Restricted. The consortium had began drilling actions on January 13, 2019.

On Could 18, sources had stated oil and gasoline reservoirs couldn’t be found in offshore drilling alongside the coast of Karachi.

Sources of the Ministry of Petroleum had stated drilling had been stopped at Kekra-I. They stated drilling was finished as much as greater than 5,500 meters.

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