Committed to growth and expansion of exploration
activity and an improvement on its past record of successes, Pakistan
Petroleum Limited (PPL), a pioneer in the upstream sector, looks to
tomorrow's challenges with buoyancy, determination.
The Company has a team of dedicated professionals who
work day and night to maintain the status of PPL as a leading
organization in the energy sector of Pakistan.
It is well known that Pakistan Petroleum Limited has
played a significant role in the economic development of Pakistan. Today
it is actively pursuing exploration activities in 14 blocs in all the 4
provinces of the country, as an operator or a joint venture partner.
It is the largest producer of natural gas in Pakistan
(Sui field), and to maintain this status, PPL has embarked upon a
dynamic programme to enhance its exploration portfolio, and plans to
drill at least 35 wells in the next 5 years.
Incorporated in 1950, PPL discovered Sui Gas Field in
1952, the first in the subcontinent, which still contributes around 30
percent of the total natural gas production in the country.
The historic discovery at Sui was followed by
discovery of natural gas reserves at Kandhkot in 1959 and at Adhi in
1978. Regular production from Kandhkot Gas Field and Adhi Field
commenced in 1984 and 1991 respectively.
Though gas was discovered at Mazarani Field, forty
years ago, it has been developed by PPL recently. The field has reserves
of 10-11 million cubic feet.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES
Simultaneously, PPL remains happily a responsible
corporate citizen, contributing substantially to the community
development, in the areas of its operations in particular, and elsewhere
in the country in general — with particular emphasis on providing
health, education and infrastructure development for the
"Service to the people living on the land we
operate" has been PPL's motto since its first welfare works began
in Sui. With the inception of its operations, the Company has
successfully endeavoured to provide facilities and amenities often
unknown to the people of the area.
Under its revised, upgraded, community development
programme, PPL has completed various projects to facilitate the local
population around its operational areas, promoting educational
activities, health care facilities, expansion of infrastructure and
general welfare. This sustained community development activity has
resulted in an improvement of lifestyle of people living in the rural
areas of Pakistan.