PPL-operated Gambat South Block adds 35 MMscfd to national gas supply 

Sanghar, December 23, 2016: Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi formally inaugurated the recently commissioned 50 MMscfd Gas Processing Facility II (GPF-II) at Gambat South Block during a well-attended event hosted by Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL). The occasion drew a diverse gathering comprising provincial and local government officials, area notables and media representatives.

Working on full capacity, GPF-II is currently producing 35 MMscfd pipeline quality sales gas, nearly 680 bpd condensate and 12 mtd LPG, which translates to more than 2.3 MMBOE annually, resulting in an annual saving of USD 105 million to the national exchequer. 

Located in district Sanghar, Sindh, Gambat South is operated by PPL with 65 percent working interest. So far, eight discoveries – Wafiq, Shahdad, Sharf, Kinza, Faiz (two formations), Kabir and Hatim – have been made in the block. Of these, Shahdad is already producing 6 MMscfd sales gas and 80 bpd condensate through GPF-I commissioned since mid-2015.

In his welcome address, MD and CEO Syed Wamiq Bokhari gave an overview of the company’s exploration and production programme with a focus on production enhancement efforts from Gambat South. He also shared PPL’s recent achievements, including net production crossing the 1 Bcfpde mark, and the current year’s ambitious plan of drilling a record 28 wells. In addition, Bokhari spoke on PPL’s CSR efforts in Sindh, including District Sanghar

Speaking on the occasion, Abbasi commended PPL on its efforts to support the government’s resolve to bridge the demand-supply gap. 

Looking ahead, PPL plans to install GPF-III with a processing capacity of 60 MMscfd to tap additional reserves from the block. GPF-III is expected to be completed by the close of 2017.