ISLAMABAD: The government has started extensive oil and gas exploration activities in different parts of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in a bid to achieve self-sufficiency in the energy sector. MOL Pakistan, an oil and gas exploration company, has commenced a ‘Gravity Survey’ in Tal block of North Waziristan Agency. It is also planning to conduct drilling in Bil and Khel areas under the same block. The Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) has also completed a 2D seismic survey in Latamber Block in 2016 where drilling would start by the end of 2017. Surveys are also planned in the Wali Block covering South Waziristan Agency, Lakki Marwat and FR Tank pending security clearance from law enforcement agencies.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 4th, 2017.
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