Exploration Overview

OGDCL being the leading national E&P Company maintains a balanced portfolio of exploratory assets in the established and unexplored areas. In line with its exploration led growth strategy, OGDCL has acquired in-house state-of-the-art technology along with qualified team of professionals to exploit potential exploration targets with minimized risks.

Exploration Department is well versed with adopting advanced exploration technology, with seismic as the main sub-surface imaging technique for exploration of hydrocarbons.

OGDCL has five seismic acquisition crews, equipped with latest acquisition technology, capable of acquiring 2D/3D data in diversified terrains.

Exploration Department also has its own seismic data processing center with state-of-the-art supercomputing cluster capable of handling advanced image processing.

Exploration’s Prospect Generation Department has a highly skilled and experienced team of explorationists, involved in seismic interpretation in various basins of Pakistan. The department is equipped with leading interpretation software and 3D graphics visualization technology. Keeping in view the importance of Quantitative Interpretation in exploration and exploitation of reservoirs, Exploration Departments has a dedicated team involved in seismic attributes, inversions and rock physics analysis.

OGDCL has a dedicated & dynamic team for the evaluation of unconventional hydrocarbon potential of various prospective shale and tight oil & gas horizons. The team has conducted a shale gas and tight gas study for Indus Basin and delineated 27 unconventionally focused areas which have shown presence of significant in-place shale gas and tight gas resource. These shale and tight gas horizons are comparable with proven producer shales of USA, Canada and Argentina. After ranking, geo-modeling and simulation for Frac Design, production forecast and economic analysis for three best areas have been completed. OGDCL plans to drill first dedicated shale gas well soon. OGDCL is looking forward and shall welcome dynamic, efficient and capable partnership or joint venture in developing shale gas-tight gas assets.

OGDCL being a low cost operator is also focused on establishing foot prints abroad by undertaking farm-in/farm-out opportunities as wells as acquisition of concessions in domestic and international market. In this respect, the Company is making all out efforts to seek suitable opportunities that will augment the business strengths and deemed financially viable.

OGDCL is determined to carry on its extensive exploration program including fast track seismic data acquisition, processing and interpretation followed by active drilling campaigns to replenish and augment hydrocarbon reserves, ramp up oil and gas production and contribute in the economic development of the country