OGDCL to begin drilling for Shale gas in Sindh by December 2019


Oil and Gas Development Company Limited has planned to start drilling activities in potential areas of Sindh in December 2019 for exploration of Shale gas and oil deposits identified almost five years ago.According to official of OGDCL, the company is working to drill the first-ever unconventional Shale gas well in December at a fast track.

He said planning to carry out back to back drilling at nine more Shale wells is also under consideration.

A study completed in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development, covering lower and middle Indus Basin, had identified massive Shale gas and oil reserves in 2015.

The report confirmed presence of 10,159 trillion cubic feet (TCF) Shale gas and 2,323 billion of stock tank barrels (BSTB) Shale oil in place resources.

Source: Radio Pakistan