KPOGCL to explore untapped K-P areas

Oil and gas exploration activities being carried out in 10 blocks of the province

APP September 18, 2018
Oil and gas exploration activities being carried out in 10 blocks of the province. PHOTO:FILE

ISLAMABAD: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Oil and Gas Company Limited (KPOGCL) expressed its confidence to exploit the untapped reserves of oil and gas in potential areas of the province under Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision to overcome the prevailing energy crisis in the country. “Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) holds promise for new exciting discoveries, particularly in Kohat Basin, which has become the prime area of focus after successful discoveries by Oil and Gas Development Company and MOL Pakistan,” official sources told APP. Currently, they said oil and gas exploration activities were being carried out in 10 blocks of the province, adding that the KPOGCL was extending maximum facilities including logistics, security, seismic surveys and geographical mapping under the one-window service. Answering a question, the officials said KPOGCL was producing around 65,000 barrels (bbl) oil, 450 mmcf gas and 500 tons of liquified petroleum gas (LPG) on daily basis.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 18th, 2018.

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