Pakistan Starts Producing Tight Gas

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  1. farhan_9909

    farhan_9909 Tihar Jail Banned

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    First tight gas well producing 15 million cubic feet per day of natural gas is on line at Sajawal gas field in Kirthar block in Sindh province, according to a report in Express Tribune. It is located 110 km south east of Karachi, Pakistan. It puts Pakistan in an exclusive club of just a few nations producing unconventional natural gas.


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    The tight gas well in Kirthar belt is being operated jointly by Poland's Polskie Gornictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo (PGNiG) and Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL).

    The state-owned Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) is buying gas from the joint venture at $6 per million BTUs (half the price agreed for Iranian gas) for distribution through its network in southern Pakistan. SSGC is laying a 52-kilometre-long pipeline at an estimated cost of Rs 325 million, carrying gas from the Suleman Range to the Nooriabad industrial estate.

    First tight gas production launch in Sajawal is a very significant milestone for Pakistan. It augurs well for the future of both tight and gas production in the country because there are similarities in how both are extracted. Pakistan is endowed with huge deposits of both---105 trillion cubic feet (TCF) of shale gas and at least 33 trillion cubic feet of tight gas. In addition, Pakistan is also blessed with 9.1 billion barrels of shale oil which is also extracted in a similar way.

    Pakistan's current demand for natural gas is about 1.6 trillion cubic feet per year. Even if triples to 5 trillion cubic feet per year, the current known reserves of over 150 trillion cubic feet of conventional and unconventional gas are sufficient for over 30 years.

    Wells for both of these unconventional resources (tight and shale) must be "hydraulically fractured" (fracked) in order to produce commercial amounts of gas. Operator challenges and objectives to be accomplished during each phase of the Asset Life Cycle (Exploration, Appraisal, Development, Production, and Rejuvenation) of both shale gas and tight gas are similar, according to a paper on this subject. Drilling, well design, completion methods and hydraulic fracturing are somewhat similar; but formation evaluation, reservoir analysis, and some of the production techniques are quite different.

    The current technology known as hydraulic fracturing or fracking was developed in the United States and it has spawned shale oil and gas revolution increasing supplies and reducing gas prices. The Chinese are now working on further cutting costs to make the equipment and technology more affordable.

    Like the shale gas revolution in the United States, tight gas is transforming China's gas production - accounting for a third of total output in 2012 -- and will form the backbone of the country's push to expand so-called "unconventional" gas production nearly seven-fold by 2030, according to Reuters. The speed and size of the boom has exceeded forecasts and has been led by local firms developing low-cost technology and techniques, already being rolled out by Chinese companies in similar gas fields outside of China. Pakistan can benefit from the Chinese in its efforts to increase tight and shale gas and oil


    Haq's Musings: Tight Gas Production Begins in Pakistan
     
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  3. Bhadra

    Bhadra Defence Professionals Defence Professionals Senior Member

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    That is good Farhan if Tight Gas of Pakistanis comes out...

    They will be more healthy.... less stomach ulcers..

    Ha Ha Ha ...
     
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    1) Haq's Musings

    2) Tight Gas is too uneconomical to be considered seriously by a developing nation.
     
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    1) Dreaming of becoming energy surplus nation on the basis of Shale reserves is stupid unless you have the technology to extract and can increase plant efficiency to an economic level.

    2) Countries like India and USA with way higher reserves(5X for India) are not getting wet dreams over shale gas since it would take decades to mature the technology and there is a higher chance of breakthrough in other areas of unconventional energy production.

    Half baked articles such as these are written for the sole purpose of facilitating certain nincompoops' mental ejaculation.
     
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    farhan_9909 Tihar Jail Banned

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    yes i know indian mahindra does has experience in shale gas

    but in pakistan ENI as well as a polish firm is involved under JV with PPL and other pakistani firms

    yes USA does has more shale oil and gas reserve than pakistan but india?
    are you sure?can you post the source?


    Pakistan shale gas reserve are 51tcf and india 62tcf
    Pakistan is the 9th largest country by shale oil reserve while india is not even in the top 20.

    Pakistan shale oil reserve by today currency terms are worth 8.4trillions dollars..

    And mind it they are only discovered in sindh.Not even counting the balochistan factor.
     
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    Too hot to handle: Govt rejects shale gas price, terming it ‘too much to absorb’ – The Express Tribune
     
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    Why do you suppose PGNiG is involved in the extraction? They must be expecting to make a profit.

    http://www.pgnig.pl/pgnig/com/8387/?r,news,newsId=52800


     
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    Umm...No.

    Indian shale gas reserves are 500+ tcl. With about 50% being recoverable.

    Pakistan shale gas reserve are 51tcf and india 62tcf

    Good luck extracting shale gas with current technology(at Pakistan's disposal). :)
     
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    This is most likely a testing/researching stage considering that the production is this low. This is just the test period. From the article,

     
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    Please post the news about 500+ tcf reserves in india.
    meanwhile i can post a link of pakistani firm claiming that pakistan has 214tcf of shale gas reserves.

    but i would rather go by neutral sources.
    which confirms pak shale gas reserve by 51tcf and india 62tcf,

    And PAkistan already has started extracting shale gas from 2 sites with the help of foriegn firms..read the above news
    Shale gas by country - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Analysis & Projections - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)
    PAkistan is considering shale gas very seriously.
     
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    This is not a dick measuring contest, read the article, it's not a reporter or a blogger's opinion. It is what the scientists at NGRI say.I'll take their opinion at face value any day.

    And how much does of your total energy consumption does shale gas feed? Enough to make you an energy surplus nation?

    I am not saying Pakistan should not explore this avenue, all I am saying is that the technology needs to mature before it can provide dividends and that article by Riaz Haq is half baked BS like the rest of his articles are.
     
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    read this..where it is said that they are discovered?

    India only has confirmed 62tcf of shale gas reserves.while other sites alsoc laim less than 40tcf.


     
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    i just want to know the water situation in pakistan.
    off topic but i want to know the water scenario in pakistan in terms of-
    underground water level
    open water bodies
    dependence of locals on underground water bodies
    dependence of farmers on the water bodies near the shale gas oil fields.

    the fracking process leads to lots of contamination of water apart from requiring the huge quantity of water to undertake the fracking itself, in usa water is abundant and population is distant from the oil field. In India the reverse case persist and thats why Indian Govt is cautious in exploiting it else the three regions are up for auctioning for shale gas extraction as of today(of the 6 zones identified for primary harnessing)
     
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    Look, I don't want to insult you or anything but do you suffer from ADD? Did you read the article beyond what you have highlighted?
     
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    How much can Pakis extract in real??? Just mentioning we got Zillion barrel/sqft of oil/gas doesnt mean anything unless it's extracted.

    Pakis are always in dreams.
     
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    on lighter note. pakis after force to eat grass will produce tight gas,wat else:p:p:p
     

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