PGNiG gas giant starts drilling new Rehman well in Pakistan

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Polish gas giant PGNiG's Operating Branch in Pakistan has started to drill a new production well in the Rehman field, Sindh province, south-eastern Pakistan, PGNiG said in a Friday press release.

Rehman-7 will be the eighth production well in the field and its target depth is 2925 metres, PGNiG added.

The drilling work is performed by Exalo Drilling from the PGNiG Capital Group.

"Pakistan remains an important foreign operations market for PGNiG. Our cooperation with Pakistani partners is exemplary. Last year PGNiG's output from the joint license totalled almost 200 mcm of natural gas, PGNiG CEO Jerzy Kwiecinski said as cited in the press release. He added that the new borehole is to allow the company to increase gas extraction and its sales on the Pakistani market.

PGNiG produces tight gas (compressed natural gas trapped in rock pores) from 2 fields in Pakistan – Rehman and Rizq. Gas from both fields is sent to the production facility located in the Rehman licence area. It is PGNiG’s first gas production facility outside Poland.