PGNiG’s gas production in Pakistan now exceeds 0,5 mcm per day

WARSZAWA, 22-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Polish Oil and Gas Company (PGNiG SA) started gas production from Rizq deposit and drilling of another well in Rehman deposit. The company’s gas production in Pakistan exceeded 0,5 mcm per day.

PGNiG extracts over 300 thousand cubic metres of gas per day through Rizq-1 well in Pakistan. The resources of this deposit are estimated for 4,5 bcm. Thanks to Rizq-1 the entire production of gas by PGNiG in Pakistan has exceeded 0,5 mcm per day which is now twice as much as before.

Rizq-1 well is the third well of PGNiG in Pakistan. Two remaining wells – Hallel-X1 and Rehman-1 – are extracting gas from Rehman deposit. Rehman gas mine – which Rizq-1 well is connected to – was opened in November 2015.

Another borehole in Rehman deposit coming up

At the same time PGNiG has started testing in the already completed borehole Rehman-2 and started drilling of a horizontal borehole in Rehman-3. This will be the fourth well on the Rehman field which aims at increasing production from this deposit.

Works on the Rehman-3 well is a very important stage in our plan to fully develop both Rehman and Rizq fields in Pakistan. We continue our preparatory operations to drill next boreholes to increase gas production even further – commented Piotr Woźniak, President of the Management Board of PGNiG SA.

Drilling and then fracking as well as testing of Rehman-3 is scheduled to take about five months. Planned borehole will be over 3000 metres long. The drilling works for PGNiG in Pakistan will be carried out by Exalo Drilling SA, subsidiary of PGNiG.

PGNiG is looking into expansion of Rehman mine. The company wishes to optimize production abilities and its infrastructure to carry on exploration and production operations and increasing gas transmission to a contractor – a national gas firm in Pakistan.


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