Staff Report ISB: Polish Oil and Gas Company Pakistan (PGNiG) has discovered tight gas in Kirthar block. The block is located 52 kilometers from Dadu city. The discovery was made while drilling and testing of Rizq-1 Exploratory Well.

During initial testing Rizq-1 well could not produce commercial volume of gas; however it delivered up to 10.7 MMSCFD Gas from Pab formation of Cretaceous age.

Rizq-1 well was spudded in October last year and drilled up to total depth of 3173 meters. On the basis of evaluation made through wireline logging techniques, the production testing was undertaken on May 12, 2015. Kirthar block is a joint venture between PGNiG and Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL). It is pertinent to mention that it is the second discovery in the block after Rehman discovery in year 2012.

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