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    MPCL Discovers Gas at Mari Ghazij-1 Well Located In Mari D&PL, Sindh Province

    Mari Petroleum Company Limited (MPCL) has made a landmark gas discovery at Mari Ghazij-1 exploration well, drilled in Mari Development & Production Lease (Mari D&PL) area, located in Sindh Province. MPCL is the Operator of Mari D&PL with 100% working interest.

    The well was spudded-in on November 24, 2022 and successfully drilled down to the depth of 1,015 meters. The gas flow rate established through Drill Stem Test is 5.1 Million Standard Cubic Feet Per Day (MMSCFD) with Wellhead Flowing Pressure (WHFP) of 232 Pounds Per Square Inch (Psi) at 64/64 inch choke size.

    This was the first dedicated exploratory well targeting multiple Ghazij Limestone units. The concept emerged from Iqbal-1 well wherein a thin limestone unit in Ghazij Formation was found to make minor contribution of ~0.5 MMSCFD to the flow. Based on that, the Limestone units within Ghazij Formation were thoroughly studied in the entire Mari D&PL area to ascertain their reservoir potential and deliverability in the play sweet spot that has been successfully proven through Mari Ghazij-1 discovery.

    The Company has plans to carefully appraise this discovery to prove its extent and, in parallel, evaluate its development options.

    With around 23% gas market share, MPCL is contributing towards mitigating the declining gas production in the Country, through a combination of maximizing production from current fields and discovering new resources via aggressive exploration strategy, targeting high grade prospects within the Company’s portfolio.

    Mr. Faheem Haider, MD/CEO MPCL has commended the hard work and ingenuity of MPCL technical and support teams who worked on this project of national importance and made it a success.

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    Hydrocarbon Discovery at Exploratory Well Bannu West-1 in Bannu West Block, KP

    On June 01, 2022; Mari Petroleum Company Limited (MPCL) an associated company of Fauji Foundation announced a gas/condensate discovery resulting from its exploratory efforts at Bannu West-1 well, located in North Waziristan district, KP Province. The discovery is one of the largest gas/condensate discoveries in recent past in the country and first ever in North Waziristan. It is of significant importance for Pakistan which will go a long way in meeting the country’s energy demands from indigenous resources resulting in saving of valuable foreign exchange.

    The well was drilled down to 4915m and tested gas at a rate of around 50 MMSCFD and 300 Barrels per Day of condensate with well head flowing pressure (WHFP) of 5513 Psi at 40/64 inch choke size after acid job in Lockhart Formation. Another Drill Stem Test in Hangu Formation also tested gas at a rate of 1.6 MMSCFD with WHFP of 297 Psi at 32/64 inch choke size.

    MPCL together with its joint venture partners Oil & Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) and Zaver Petroleum Corporation (Pvt) Limited (ZPCL), is now undertaking a fast track appraisal and development program to bring the discovery on early production in order to fully exploit the hydrocarbon resources. MPCL is also working closely with Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) who is laying gas transmission pipeline for providing connectivity with the national grid. The Company is also carrying out exploration activities aggressively to explore and evaluate the additional hydrocarbon potential in the area.

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    MPCL Wins 1st Prize for Best Management Practices at 36th Corporate Excellence Awards

    MPCL has won the Corporate Excellence Award in the oil and gas sector for the fifth consecutive year. The award was received during the Management Association of Pakistan (MAP) event, at the 36th Corporate Excellence Awards Ceremony, in Karachi. MAP established the Corporate Excellence Award in 1982 to recognize and honor firms that have demonstrated remarkable performance by undertaking advanced and outstanding management practices. MPCL qualified first for the award in 2016-17 (based on dividend pay-out) and since then has been a winner in the Oil & Gas Sector every year.

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