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OMV starts production at the Sofiya gas and condensate field in Pakistan

Press Release, November 6, 2017 - 10:15 am (CET)

  • Sofiya gas field was successfully put in production on October 27, 2017
  • Sofiya-2 well adds 15 million standard cubic feet of gas per day and 1,400 barrels of condensate per day to the production from the Sofiya D&P lease within the Mehar block, operated by OMV Maurice Energy Limited

The Sofiya gas and condensate field is located north of the Mehar gas field in the Mehar block, Pakistan. OMV Maurice Energy Limited along with its Joint Venture Partners Ocean Pakistan Limited, Government Holdings Private Limited and Zaver Petroleum Corporation (Pvt) Limited announced the discovery of hydrocarbons from the Sofiya-2 well in August, 2013. Development activities began in early 2017 after a development and production lease was granted.

The Sofiya-2 well was successfully commissioned without any incident. With this, OMV and its partners are increasing Mehar gas production by 15 mn scf/d and 1,400 bbl/d of condensate. The gas and condensate from the field is being processed at OMV-operated Mehar gas facilities in Shahdadkot, Sindh Province, Pakistan.

Background information:

OMV Aktiengesellschaft
OMV is producing and marketing oil & gas, innovative energy and high-end petrochemical solutions – in a responsible way. With Group sales of EUR 19 bn and a workforce of around 22,500 employees in 2016, OMV Aktiengesellschaft is one of Austria’s largest listed industrial companies. In Upstream, OMV has a strong base in Romania and Austria and a balanced international portfolio. 2016 daily production stood at approximately 311,000 boe/d. In Downstream, OMV has an annual refining capacity of 17.8 mn tonnes and more than 2,000 filling stations in ten countries as of June 2017. OMV operates a gas pipeline network in Austria and gas storage facilities in Austria and Germany. In 2016, gas sales volumes amounted to 109 TWh.

OMV (Pakistan) Exploration GmbH
OMV (Pakistan) Exploration GmbH, a 100% owned subsidiary of OMV Aktiengesellschaft, started exploration activities in the Province of Sindh in 1991. OMV in Pakistan holds interest in five exploration licenses (four operated and one non-operated) and five operated development & production leases. OMV is known in Pakistan as a socially responsible company with the highest safety and ethical standards. The community development programs in its concession areas focus on education, health, and revenue generation.

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Robert Lechner, Tel.: +43 1 40440-21357, e-mail:

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