KARACHI: Pakistan Petroleum Ltd announced the discovery of hydrocarbons from exploration well Unarpur-1 ST-1 in the Kotri North block in Jamshoro, Sindh by joint venture partners of Exploration Licence of the block.

United Energy Pakistan Ltd is the operator holding 50pc working interest, followed by PPL with 40pc and Asia Resources Oil Ltd 10pc.

PPL said that the Unarpur-1 ST-1 was spud on Nov 2, 2018 and drilled to a total depth of 12,920 feet to test for hydrocarbon potential of the Lower Basal Sand of the Lower Goru Formation.

Based on wireline logs and drilling results, a completion integrity test was done in the promising zone, which confirmed hydrocarbons in the Lower Basal Sand.