OGDCL: AIOGDCL starts production from Sinjhoro

Islamabad: The Sinjhoro Gas Field of OGDCL on Thursday started production of 12 MMCFD gas to SSGCL and 1,100 BBLS of condensate.

Sinjhoro field is located in District Sanghar Sindh, about 65 KM northeast of Hyderabad City. The Project is a Joint Venture of OGDCL, OPL and GHPL having shares of 62.5 percent, 15percent and 22.5 percent respectively.

According to a press statement, OGDCL has completed gas gathering facilities in shortest possible time. Almost all of the project work is done in-house by engineers. OGDCL has shifted unutilized Dhodak Plant including LPG Plant and made procurement of other necessary materials on fast track basis.

Dr Asim Hussain, Advisor to Prime Minister on Petroleum and Natural Resources will inaugurate the project to provide supply of gas to SSGCL, as the projects have started under instructions of the Advisor who took special interest for its early completion and emphasized for early production of hydrocarbons.

Dr Asim Hussain appreciated the Management of OGDCL for undertaking the project, utilizing only in-house professionals and resources. Using in-house resources the project was completed in sixteen months by OGDCL.

This was a challenging project for OGDCL as the soil condition of Sinjhoro were extremely difficult due to high water levels on and around the location. The situation became further complex due to floods in August 2011.

Dr Asim Hussain also instructed OGDCL Board to review the pay package of OGDCL officers in order to retain and attract high quality professionals.

He said that these professionals should be evaluated on market based pay packages so that their performance can be optimized on competitive basis, that would ultimately result in accelerated pace of development work of new finds in order to meet the energy requirements of the country.

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