The exploratory well, which will target the hydrocarbon potential of the Pirkoh Limestone formation of Eocene age, is expected to have a depth of around 770m.

Jura said that the Maru East-1 is located around 2km from the existing pipeline infrastructure of the Reti, Maru and Maru South development and production leases ( Reti-Maru fields) in the Guddu block.

The company has started commercial production at the Reti-Maru fields on 26 December, 2013.

The Guddu Block has an area of about 2093.4 km², while Jura holds a 10.66% working interest in the block, which is operated by Oil and Gas Development.

Jura, which is based in Calgary, Alberta of Canada, is engaged in the exploration, development and production of petroleum and natural gas properties in Pakistan.