MPCL has announced that its Bannu gas field would provide gas at a doubled gas flow rate. This was possible as a result of extra technical and exploratory efforts. The gas flows at the well have doubled to 50 MMSCFD from initially reported flow rate of 25 MmsCFD.
MPCL is the operator of Bannu West Block, with 55 percent working interest along with the Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) and Zaver Petroleum Corporation (Pvt) Limited (ZPCL). The well was spud-in on 6 June 2021.
This is a promising development for Pakistan as other areas recorded in history have not offered much in major discoveries and overall gas production. Currently, there is little infrastructure available to transport gas, and it may take years to connect the new exploits to the national grid.