ISLAMABAD: In a bid to achieve self-reliance in the energy sector, the government has started extensive oil and gas exploration activities in different parts of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata). MOL Pakistan - an oil and gas exploration company - has already commenced Gravity Survey in the Tal block of North Waziristan. Besides, it is planning to conduct drilling in the Biland Khel area in the same block, according to official data. Separately, Oil and Gas Development Company (OGDC) completed a two-dimensional seismic survey in the FR Barinu area of Latamber block in 2016 and drilling will start by the end of current year.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 12th, 2017.
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