LPG Plant III set to enhance production from Adhi Field

KARACHI: Petroleum and Natural Resources (MP&NR) Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday inaugurated Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)/ Natural Gas Liquid (NGL) Plant III at Pakistan Petroleum Limited’s (PPL) Adhi Field in Gujjar Khan, Rawalpindi.

Members National Assembly Raja Javed Ikhlas and Malik Ibrar Ahmed were also present on the occasion along with provincial and local government officials, media and PPL management and staff.

The decision to install Plant III was based on a compositional reservoir study carried out in Adhi Field during 2010-2011, which indicated potential for considerable production enhancement. The study resulted in the formulation of a drilling plan for eight additional development wells, six of which have already been drilled, along with installation of the plant. With a capacity of 25 MMscfd gas, 150 tonnes of LPG and 5,500 barrels per day of crude oil/ condensate, the new plant, partially commissioned in early November last year, is expected to enhance production considerably.

Welcoming the federal minister and other distinguished guests, PPL MD and CEO Syed Wamiq Bokhari highlighted the company’s recent achievements and milestones along with corporate social responsibility projects initiated for disadvantaged stakeholder communities around its operational areas, especially Adhi.

Abbasi congratulated PPL and its joint venture partners Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) and Pakistan Oilfields Limited (POL) on the formal inauguration of the plant. He urged the companies to redouble efforts to optimise production of hydrocarbons so that much-needed oil and gas can be added to national supply at the earliest.

Located about 70 kilometres south of Islamabad in the Pothwar region, Adhi Field is a joint venture with PPL as an operator together with OGDCL and POL. Currently, 16 wells are on production at the field, delivering daily average production of around 50 MMscfd gas, 2,000 barrels per day NGL, 4,500 bbl oil and 155 tonnes LPG. To further optimise production from Adhi Field, PPL is carrying out development work, which includes drilling of additional development wells and installation of wellhead compression.

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