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    History Of Exploration In Pakistan

  • World Bank’s role in drafting Pakistan's oil exploration law stuns senators

    Winding up a discussion on an adjournment motion about the recent move by the federal government to delink the petroleum and natural gas regulator from provincial oversight in direct violation of the Constitution, Minis­ter of State for Petroleum Jam Kamal Khan conceded that the draft Pakistan Petroleum Explo­ration and Production Regu­la­tory Authority bill had been prepared by a World Bank consultant and that it had been placed before the...

  • SC asks three oil exploration companies to deposit Rs100m

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked three oil exploration companies from Sindh to deposit a total of Rs100 million — a contribution towards the Workers Welfare Fund (WWF) for the period 2015 — in the office of the court’s registrar until it decides finally whether the federal or the provincial government should collect the funds after the subject of labour welfare has been devolved to provinces under the 18th Amendment to the...

  • Oil, gas exploration in Fata to benefit people

    PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Sardar Mahtab Ahmad Khan has said oil and gas exploration activities in Fata would help bring real change in the lives of tribal people...

    Mr Virk informed the meeting that Tullow Pakistan Development was one of the largest independent oil and gas exploration and production companies in Europe...

  • Centre blocking oil, gas exploration in KP, says Imran

    PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has criticised the federal government for allegedly stopping an American company from investing $100 million in an oil and gas concession block near Peshawar...

    Talking to journalists after visiting the site on Sunday, he said that M/s Hycarbex was ready to start exploration of oil and gas in Mattani, an area near Peshawar, but the federal government had not issued a no-objection...

  • Governor seeks Russia’s help in mineral exploration

    QUETTA: Balochistan Governor Mohammad Khan Achakzai has said that Pakistan and other countries in the region had no option but to cooperate with each other for peace and development in their region...

    They discussed relations between Pakistan and Russia, the regional situation and other issues of bilateral interest...

  • Govt urged to speed up gas exploration

    LAHORE: The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has urged the government to speed up work on exploration of shale gas deposits as it would not only help resolve the issue of energy shortage, but would also reduce oil import bill which is one of the biggest reasons of trade deficit...

  • KP oil firm gets exploration licence

    ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Wednesday awarded licence to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Oil & Gas Company Ltd (KPOGCL) to start exploration operations in Lakki district...

    About three dozen exploration blocks are currently pending for security clearance...

  • PM approves CPEC-style security force, incentives to spur investment in petroleum exploration

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday gave a go-ahead for the creation of a dedicated security force for petroleum exploration on the pattern of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) security arrangement in order to offer lucrative incentives for enhanced production of domestic oil and gas resources...

    While presiding over a meeting of the energy sector, the prime minister also approved a proposal of the Petroleum Division...

  • Govt grants oil exploration licence to Kuwaiti firm

    The Petroleum Division on Wednesday granted Kirthar Pakistan BV — a subsidiary of Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (Kufpec) — the license for exploration of oil in the Makhad block, a press statement by the energy ministry said on Wednesday...

    The division said that the government has executed an Exploration Licence (EL) as well as a Petroleum Concession Agreement (PCA) — signed by Petroleum Division Secretary Mian Asad...

  • 20 blocks to be auctioned for oil and gas exploration

    ISLAMABAD: The Petroleum Division is planning to hold open bidding for 20 new oil and gas exploration blocks by the year end, aimed at making the country self-sufficient in the energy sector...

    The government, in the last year, awarded five new exploration blocks through a transparent bidding process, a senior official privy to petroleum sector developments said on Tuesday...

  • Sindh govt to facilitate oil and gas exploration

    KARACHI: Representatives of oil and gas exploration companies on Friday said that they want to expand their businesses in Sindh provided the government carries out infrastructure development in areas where fields are located...

    Concessions provided by the exploration companies to the local population were also discussed...

  • Sindh govt to facilitate oil and gas exploration

    KARACHI: Representatives of oil and gas exploration companies on Friday said that they want to expand their businesses in Sindh provided the government carries out infrastructure development in areas where fields are located...

    Concessions provided by the exploration companies to the local population were also discussed...

  • Exploration of shale gas from next month: Babar

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister’s Special Assistant Nadeem Babar on Tuesday called for closure of the country’s existing petroleum refineries for being obsolete and said the shale gas exploration in the country would begin next month...

    On its part, he said the government was working towards setting up two new major refineries and ensuring upgradation of another – Pakistan Refinery Ltd at Karachi — with the support of the international...

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