Quick Facts

  • Concession Holder of 2 blocks in the Potwar Basin of 2000 sq kms; 1986 through 1990.
  • Amoco (now bp) was the joint venture partner, and the exploration work conducted included 782 kms seismic acquisition, processing, interpretation and drilling of an exploration well.

The Company’s concession rights in Pakistan were located in two blocks near the River Indus in the northwestern flank of the petroliferous Potwar Basin, in a complex geological area that covered over 2000 sq km. The Company’s initial working interest was 95% and the work obligation required a seismic program and drilling of one well in partnership with Amoco.

During 1986, 782 km of seismic data was acquired using an SSL vibroseis crew over both blocks. In addition, a geological survey was carried out over Block A in order to integrate surface geology with the geophysics. The exploration work resulted in identification of several leads. Subsequently a well was drilled without commercial success in partnership with Amoco.On expiry of the permit, the blocks were handed back to the Government of Pakistan.

Pakistan, Crescent Petroleum