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Kekra - 01: Making sense of the hype

A substantial amount of hype has been created around the recently commenced offshore exploratory drilling of Kekra-01 in Offshore Indus-G block. We, hence, thought it would be useful to reach out to industry experts and conduct some international benchmarking, to better understand prospects of Kekra-01 in the most objective manner possible. We share our findings in this piece

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Oil & Gas Development

Oil and Gas Development Company is a petroleum exploration and production (E&P) company in the Pakistan oil and gas sector. Co.'s principal activity is to explore, develop, produce and sell oil and gas resources and related activities. Co. also manufactures Gas, Liquefied Petroleum Gas, Crude Oil, and Sulphur. Co.'s major fields contributing in the aforesaid production of crude oil include Nashpa, Kunnar/KPD, Pasakhi, Sinjhoro and Rajian and for gas include Qadirpur, Uch, KPD, Nashpa and Dakhni. Co. carries out exploration and development activities on its own as well as in joint ventures with other oil companies.

Pakistan Petroleum Ltd.

Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) is a supplier of natural gas. The Company is principally engaged in conducting exploration, prospecting, development and production of oil and natural gas resources. The Company operates nine producing fields, which include Sui, Kandhkot, Adhi, Mazarani, Chachar, Adam, Adam West, Shahdadpur and Shahdadpur West. It has working interests in approximately 20 partner-operated producing fields. Its partner-operated fields include Qadirpur Gas Field, Tal Block, Miano Gas Field and Sawan Gas Field. The Company, along with its subsidiaries, has a portfolio of approximately 40 exploration blocks, of which over 20 are operated by the Company, including Block-8 in Iraq, while approximately 20 blocks consisting of three offshore leases in Pakistan and two onshore concessions in Yemen are operated by joint venture partners. Its gas production from its operated and partner-operated fields is approximately one billion cubic feet of gas per day.

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Akseer Research (Pvt) Limited
Akseer Research (Pvt) Limited

Akseer is a Research & Analytics firm based out of Pakistan that specializes in Equity Research and Corporate Finance. Our team has exposure to a wide range of sectors including Economy, Banking, Telecommunications, Retail, Real Estate, Construction and Materials, Pharmaceuticals, Food, Energy, Chemicals and Petrochemicals. We have experience of covering companies in Middle East, Americas, Far East and South Asia.

Analysts
Muhib Ur Rasool

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