OGDCL begins shale gas drilling operations

The Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) recently commenced drilling operations for first Shale Gas Well, KUC-1, in Hyderabad, Sindh.

OGDCL has technically planned to drill KUC-1 well in two phases. The first well is planned to be drilled in vertical section and frac operations will be carried after reservoir evaluation. Based on the outcome of the reservoir evaluation and frac job, further technical evaluations will be carried out that will decide entering the second phase which will include drilling a horizontal well section and further frac operations.

This is the first well being drilled to explore unconventional shale gas and an estimated chance of success (COS) for commercial hydrocarbon production at this point in time is about 10pc.


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