Pakistan

Guddu Exploration License, Pakistan

The Guddu Block covers an area of 2093.4 sq. km. over parts of Sindh and Punjab provinces of Pakistan. The Block lies in the Middle Indus basin or Sulaiman sub-basin which contain the major gas fields of Pakistan, i. e. Sui, Mari, Qadirpur and Kandhkot that have well over 28 TCF of original recoverable gas reserves. The Guddu Concession for Block 2869-9 was signed by IPR Transoil Corporation (IPRTOC) for an initial period of three years with effect from February 2000. The prospectivity of the Guddu Block and the surrounding region is due to the presence of multiple reservoirs in the Jurassic, Cretaceous, Paleocene and Eocene segments of the stratigraphic sequence. The original commitment well, Reti - 1, was drilled to 3,000 m and was declared a discovery gas well in the shallow Pirkoh Limestone, a new producing formation in Pakistan, which prompted the drilling of concession extension development wells Reti -1A, Maru -1 and Maru -2. Further development is planned and pipeline construction is underway.

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