Oil & Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) as an operator with (56.45% share), Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) (28.55%) & Government Holdings (Private) Limited (GHPL) (15%) in the joint venture of Mela Drilling & Production Lease (D&PL) Block has successfully tested, completed, injected development well Mela # 07 into the production stream. The Mela well is located in district Kohat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The gas is being supplied into the main grid of Sui Northern Gas Pipe Line network.
The structure of Mela well # 07 was delineated drilled and tested using OGDCL’s in house expertise. The well was drilled down to the depth of 5,095 meters, targeting to test
the hydrocarbon potential of Datta formation. The Zone is currently producing 427 Barrels (BBL) of crude oil and 5.0 MMSCFD of gas through 36/64″ choke at wellhead flowing
pressure 1780 PSI.
It is pertinent to mention that Mela Oil Field was discovered in September 2006. The newly injected development well would add to the hydrocarbon reserves base of the OGDCL,
PPL, GHPL and the country besides bringing significant savings to the exchequer through import substitution. The increase in oil and gas production would also help in mitigating
ever-growing demand of domestic consumers and industry.