Pakistan receives four exploration license bids

Pakistan's Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources received four new applications for in-country exploration licenses and rejected four others.

By an OGJ correspondent
KARACHI, Oct. 15 -- Pakistan's Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources received four new applications for in-country exploration licenses and rejected four others.

A Ministry official said Petrosin Corp. Pte. Ltd., Singapore, applied for a 100% working interest in Block 3272-16 (Lilla) in the Chakwal and Jhelum districts in Punjab Province. The block has a surface area of 2,361.12 sq km in Prospectivity Zone-I.

Pakistan Oilfield Ltd. applied for a 100% working interest in Block 2869-15 (Zamurdan) in Dera Ghazi Khan and Rajanpur districts in Punjab Province. The block has a surface area of 2,080.58 sq km in Prospectivity Zone-II.

New Horizon applied for a 100% working interest in Blocks 3272-17 (Dil Jaba) and 3271-5 (Makhad) in the Chakwal, Mianwali, Jhelum, and Attock districts of Punjab. The blocks comprise a surface area of 1,744.38 sq km and 2,357.14 sq km respectively in Prospectivity Zone-I.

In addition, the Ministry rejected—under the Pakistan Petroleum (Exploration & Production) Rules, 2001—two applications from RDC International for exploration licenses over Blocks 3067-4 (Nisai) and 3072-5 (Ravi) and two from Nativus Resources Ltd. for Blocks 3073-2 (Shakargang East) and 2972-2 (Sutlej).

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