Premier has small equity interests (less than 10%) in six gas producing fields in Pakistan. Production from these fields averaged 39.1 mmscfd in 2017 compared to 47.4 mmscfd in 2016. The fall in production reflects natural decline in all of the gas fields.
- Qadirpur (4.75% non-operated interest)
The Qadirpur gas field was discovered in 1990. The field was declared commercial in 1992 and production commenced in October 1995. Production from the Qadirpur field averaged 14.9 mmscfd in 2017.
Premier's partners in the Qadirpur field are OGDCL (operator), KUFPEC Pakistan B.V. and Pakistan Petroleum Company Limited.
- Bhit & Badhra (6% non-operated interest)
The Bhit gas field was discovered by Lasmo in 1997. Premier’s equity in the concession was obtained in January 1999 through the joint venture company Premier Shell Pakistan BV (PSP). Following the de-merger of PSP in 2001, an equity interest of 12% was retained by Premier-KUFPEC Pakistan. Subsequent to the demerger of Premier-KUFPEC Pakistan, Premier retained a 6% equity stake in the Bhit gas field.
The Bhit partners signed a gas sales and purchase agreement (GSPA) with SSGCL in November 2000 for 270 mmcfd and initial gas sales were achieved in late December 2002. A supplemental GSPA to increase the Bhit ACQ from 270 mmcfd to 300 mmcfd has since been signed by the gas buyer SSGCL and joint venture partners. Production from the Bhit field averaged 7.0 mmscfd in 2017.
The Badhra field was discovered by the Badhra-1 well, drilled by Hunt Oil in 1958. The Badhra field was appraised in 2003, which formulated the basis of the field development plan. The Pakistan Government approved the field development plan in January 2004 and the field started producing in January 2008. Production from the Badhra field averaged 4.6 mmscfd in 2017.
Premier’s partners in the Bhit and Badhra fields are ENI (operator), OGDCL and KUFPEC.
- Kadanwari (15.79% non-operated interest)
Lasmo discovered the Kadanwari gas field with the Kadanwari-1 well in 1989. The field was brought on-stream in May 1995. Premier acquired its interest in the field in 1996. The gas is processed in a central processing facility. Production from the Kadanwari field averaged 4.1 mmscfd in 2017.
Premier's partners in the Kadanwari field include ENI (operator), OGDCL and KUFPEC.
- Zamzama (9.375% non-operated interest)
The Zamzama gas field was discovered by Premier in May 1998. Premier drilled the Zamzama-1 well as part of the farm-in to the block. Zamzama-2 well was drilled to appraise the field in March 1999.
In April 2001, gas production started from extended well tests of the Zamzama-1 discovery well and Zamzama-2 appraisal well under a 21-month contract signed with SSGCL for 60 mmcfd. As per the Phase-1 development plan, two trains of dehydration plants with a capacity of 140 mmcfd were installed and commissioned in July 2003. Gas contracts were signed in the fourth quarter of 2001 with SSGCL and SNGPL covering the supply of up to 320 mmcfd. Another gas supply contract was signed with SSGCL for an additional supply of 150 mmcfd in 2007. Gas production from the Zamzama field averaged 7.9 mmscfd in 2017.
Premier’s partners in the Zamzama field include BHP Billiton (operator), KUFPEC, ENI and Government Holdings (Private) Ltd.
- Zarghun South (3.75% non operated interest)
First gas was achieved from the Zarghun South gas field in August 2014. All costs pertaining to Premier’s 3.75 per cent working interest in the field continue to be carried by the operator. Gas production from Zarghun South was 0.6 mmscfd in 2017.