Pakistan’s state-owned natural gas and petroleum products supplier Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) has started production from the recently installed Oil Handling Facilities (OHF) in the Dhok Sultan Block in Punjab province.

The business claimed in a filing on May 6 that it is the operator of the Dhok Sultan Block and owns 75 per cent of the working interest, while Government Holdings (Private) Limited (GHPL) owns 25 per cent.

As per the filing, The present production figures from DS X-1 are 5 MMscfd gas, 3000 bbls/day oil, and 25 M.Ton/day LPG. The Dhok Sultan OHF is in charge of oil production, while the Meyal Gas Processing Facilities (MGPF) of Pakistan Oilfields Limited (POL) in District Attock is in charge of gas processing.


The gas production from this facility will go to Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited, while the oil will go to Attock Refinery Limited, according to the business.

This finding is currently in the Extended Well Testing (EWT) production phase, and the data obtained during this phase will aid in its continued development. Through indigenous hydrocarbon production, the start of production from DS X-1 will contribute to increasing energy security and saving significant foreign cash for the country, according to the company.

Considering the high demand, Pakistan’s economy is significantly reliant on fossil fuels, with petroleum products and other fuels accounting for a large portion of the country’s import bill.


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Due to its surge in the global market, Pakistan’s oil imports have increased dramatically in recent months. The overall petroleum group’s imports were $14.812 billion in the first nine months of the current fiscal year (2021-22), up from $7.553 billion in the same time in 2021.