New oil and gas reserve discovered in Naushahro Feroze
(Web Desk) – Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) has discovered a new oil and gas reserve in Naushahro Feroze district of Sindh which can yield 1.3mm cfd gas and nine barrels of crude oil annually, according to initial results.
The natural gas reserve was found between the rocks. Engineers of the state-owned corporation had to dig up to the depth of 940 kilometers to discover the reserve.
PPL managed to build a horizontal level of 1.3 kilometers in order to extract gas and oil from it. Experts told that the recent reserves of national resources discovered in Sindh have minute quantities in them, however, they can help in resolving the energy crisis.
On the other hand, the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources said it will execute two new projects worth Rs 190 million for coal exploration and evaluation in different localities of Balochistan besides carrying out a survey for underground water in Quetta.
An official from the ministry told APP, “Out of total Rs 190.033 million estimated cost, an amount of Rs 88.023 million has been allocated to carry out two new schemes for coal exploration and evaluation in Nosham and Bahlol Areas of Balochistan, and the underground water survey.”