In an ambitious move to strengthen Pakistan’s energy sector, the Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) is gearing up to commence gas and oil production from the Wali exploration block, known as the Bettani field, located in F.R. Laki, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. With production set to begin in June 2023, OGDCL aims to contribute 10 Million Standard Cubic Feet per Day (MMscf/d) of gas and 1,000 barrels per day (BPD) of oil to the country’s energy resources.
As the leading Exploration and Production company in Pakistan, OGDCL holds 100% working interest in the field and estimates the recoverable reserves to be approximately 13 million barrels of oil and 219 billion cubic feet of gas, equivalent to 55 million barrels of oil equivalent (BOEs). To expedite the production process, OGDCL has developed early production facilities at Bettani-1, paving the way for the extraction of the field’s vast potential.
The gas produced from the Bettani field will be connected to the SNGPL network in June 2023, opening doors for additional development potential of up to 50 MMscf/d. OGDCL’s aggressive installation of processing and production infrastructure in Baluchistan and KPK, particularly in Jhal Magsi and Bettani, sets the stage for future exploratory discoveries in these regions.
With over 1,025 MMSCF/d of gas already being produced from its own and operated joint venture fields, OGDCL remains at the forefront of gas production in Pakistan. Notable fields include Uch Gas Field, Qadirpur Gas Field, Kunnar Pasakhi Deep-Tando Allah Yar Gas Condensate Field, Nashpa Oil Field, and Sinjhoro Gas Condensate Field.
The sustainable and affordable supply of energy is vital for Pakistan’s socio-economic development, and OGDCL is committed to meeting the country’s energy needs. By prioritizing development plans and accelerating the monetization of discovered assets, OGDCL aims to generate early cash flows and contribute to the nation’s growth.
To address the decline in gas production, OGDCL is implementing various measures, including drilling new wells, workovers, well interventions, and front-end compression installations. The company is also exploring price revisions and potential buyers for stranded fields, aligning with its mission to introduce cutting-edge technology and innovation for sustainable growth.
OGDCL’s relentless efforts have yielded positive results, with the injection of 1,628 MMSCF of gas into the production stream during the first nine months of the current fiscal year. Additionally, the company has made three oil and gas discoveries, with an estimated cumulative daily production potential of 3,007 barrels of oil and 2.7 MMscf of gas.
With the installation of the fifth Electrical Submersible Pump (ESP) at the Sono-7 well, contributing 2,000 BPD of oil, OGDCL continues to enhance its hydrocarbon profile and expand its impact on the national energy landscape.
OGDCL’s commitment to addressing the decline in gas production and bolstering national energy security highlights its dedication to the socio-economic development of Pakistan. Through strategic planning, technological advancements, and sustained investments, OGDCL is poised to pave the way for sustainable growth and prosperity in the country’s energy sector.