Pakistan Exploration Activities

Exploration activity in Pakistan


  • Activity levels remain robust and focused on the Indus Basin
  • Exploring deeper horizons of current fields has been successful
    • Recent licensing rounds have seen 60 blocks offered in 2014, 10 in 2018, and at least 10 blocks expected to be offered soon to investors
  • Exploring close to existing infrastructure has also been successful
    • Badin concessions (BP), Miano and Latif fields (OMV) and the Maramzai field (Petronas)
  • The Government’s tight gas policy offers higher prices and has boosted unconventional exploration

Exploration drilling by basin

Map of basins in Pakistan