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    OGDCL Finds Oil, Gas in Pakistan

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A joint venture of government entities has discovered oil and natural gas in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa province.

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OGDCL Finds Oil, Gas in Pakistan

Oil and Gas Development Company (OGDCL)-led Mela D&PL block joint venture has discovered oil and natural gas in Pakistan, OGDCL said August 7.

The joint venture has found oil and gas from the development well Mela 05, located in Kohat district of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa province. This is the first discovery of oil and gas from Samanasuk Formation in Mela oil field, the company said. The well has tested 95 b/d of oil and 0.249mn ft3/d of gas.

The Mela joint venture comprises OGDCL as operator (56.45%), Pakistan Petroleum (28.55%) and Government Holdings (15%).