ISLAMABAD: The Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) has said on Tuesday that they have started activities for the exploration of shale gas in Sindh.
On the initial stage, the OGDCL has planned to drill KUC-01 well in Hyderabad, in two phases, OGDCL spokesman said.
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He further said, the KUC-01 is an experimental pilot project which comprises of near-vertical hole to be drilled down to the top of Chiltan formation.
The first well is planned to be drilled in vertical section and frac operations will be carried after reservoir evaluation.
The study completed in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development, covering the lower and middle Indus Basin, had identified massive shale gas and oil reserves in 2015.
The successful exploration of shale gas could provide Pakistan with a sustainable supply of natural gas and oil.
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Meanwhile, there is a 50 percent shortfall in the energy needs of the country.
Earlier in June, Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) announced that it had discovered oil and gas reservoir in district Sanghar of Sindh Province.