By Ali Imran
ISLAMABAD: The Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) has drilled 12 exploratory and development wells and made three discoveries during first six months of the current financial year.
The companyâ€™s exploratory efforts yielded three oil and gas discoveries namely Pandhi-1 in district Sanghar, Sindh province, Togh-1 and Chanda-5 in district Kohat, KPK province, having cumulative daily production potential of 22 Million Cubic Feet (MMCF) gas and 836 barrels of oil. â€œPreliminary reserve estimates are 42.26 billion cubic feet of gas and 1.50 million barrels of oil, combined 9.37 million barrels of oil equivalent, according to the companyâ€™s 2nd quarterly report for the year 2019-20. During the period under review, the company had acquired 1,503 Line Kilometers (LKMs) of 2D seismic data, while its net crude oil production stood at 38,084 barrels per day, net gas production at 910 MMcf per day and LPG production at 747 Metric Tons per day.
The OGDCLâ€™s net sales increased to Rs 133.441 billion from Rs 126.898 billion in the corresponding period last year. The companyâ€™s net profit, after taxation, remained Rs 53.184 billion, which was Rs 56.756 billion in the preceding period â€œtranslating into Earnings per Share of Rs 12.37.