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Oil and Gas Development Company

Oil and Gas Development Company Limited commonly known as OGDCL is a Pakistani multinational oil and gas company. It has a primary listing on the Pakistan Stock Exchange, and secondary listing on the London Stock Exchange. Established in 1961 by the Government of Pakistan, it was turned into a public listed company on 23 October 1997. Today it is involved in exploring, drilling, refining and selling oil and gas in Pakistan. It is the market leader in terms of reserves, production and acreage.[5] It is based on Jinnah Avenue, Blue Area in Islamabad, with the Government of Pakistan holding 74% stake in the company. Rest are held by private investors. In 2013, it has revenue of Rs. 223.365 billion and profit before tax soaring at Rs. 90.777 billion.[6]

Oil and Gas Development Corporation
Public company
Traded asPSXOGDC
IndustryOil and gas
Founded4 April 1961 (1961-04-04)
HeadquartersIslamabad, Pakistan
Area served
Key people
Zahid Muzzafar
(Chairman)[1] Zahid Mir (MD / CEO )
ProductsFuels, Natural gas
RevenueIncrease US$4.5 billion (2015)[2]
Increase US$2.2 billion (2015)[3]
Total assetsIncrease US$3.93 billion (2013)[3]
Total equityIncrease US$3.07 Billion (2013)[3]
Number of employees

It is the largest company in Pakistan in terms of market capitalisation,[7] and has repeatedly ranked among the Forbes Global 2000.[8]


On 4 May 2009, the government of Pakistan appointed a Citigroup-led consortium to advise the state-run Privatisation Commission on the sale of 10 to 15 per cent (or 430 to 645 million shares) of the company. OGDCL is the second Pakistani company to have been listed at the London Stock Exchange. The company was also listed in Pakistan at all the three exchanges of the country namely Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE), Lahore Stock Exchange (LSE) and Islamabad Stock Exchange (ISE).

Business challenges and risksEdit

OGDCL is exposed to the following operational and non-operational risks that can unfavourably affect its operations and financial performance.

  • Crude oil price
  • Environmental risks
  • Exploration and drilling risks
  • Exchange rate
  • Law and order
  • Legislation
  • Reserve Depletion
  • Under performance of oil and gas field

The company managed to drill more than one third of the total wells drilled in the country during 2010. In addition to that, OGDCL was also joint venture partner in sixteen wells drilled by other operators.

Discoveries and explorationEdit

During the fiscal year ended 30 June 2006 the Company made several oil and gas discoveries, including at Nim-1, Dars Deep-1, Tando Allah Yar North-1, Kunnar Deep-1 and Bahu-1. OGDCL's daily production, including share from joint ventures averaged 39,659 barrels (6,305.3 m3) of oil; 937 million cubic feet (26,500,000 m3) of gas, and 358 metric tons of liquefied petroleum gas. The Company holds exploration acreage comprising 40 exploration licenses covering an area of 75,905 square kilometres, including 16 exploration licenses covering an area of 28,066 square kilometres granted to OGDCL during fiscal 2006.[2] During 2009–2010, the company acquired four new exploration blocks (Channi Pull, Jandran west, Lakhi Rud and Mari east), covering area of around 4,795 Square kilometres. Three exploration licenses namely Khiranwala, Thatta and Thatta east were surrendered and operatorship of offshore Indus-S was transferred to BP Alpha.


The company has 11,000 employees on its payroll. OGDCL has some of the finest professionals including the top management of the company.[citation needed]


The OGDCL Institute of Science & Technology was established in 1979 in Islamabad. In 1986, the OIST (formerly OGTI) relocated to the I-9 sector of Islamabad. The OIST has played an important role in field training. In March 2013, the OGTI under the name OGDCL Institute of Science and Technology was allowed to award degrees.


Financial 2014

  • The company's sales revenue increased by 15.06% to PKR 257.01 billion (2012–13: PKR 223.37 billion)
  • Net realised prices of crude oil and gas averaged US$87.71/barrel and PKR 282.95/Mcf respectively (2012–13: US$83.40/barrel and PKR 265.87/Mcf)
  • Profit of the company before taxation rose by 17.4% to PKR 172.35 billion (2012–13: PKR 146.81 billion)
  • After tax profit of the company rose by 35.76% to PKR 123.91 billion (2012–13: PKR 91.27 billion)
  • Earnings per share increased to PKR 28.81 (2012–13: PKR 21.22)
  • The company declared dividend of PKR 9.25 per share (2012–13: PKR 8.25 per share)
  • Total assets of the company increased to PKR 496.23 billion from PKR 413.93 billion
  • The company contributed PKR 132.26 billion to national exchequer (2008–09: PKR 129.62 billion).


  • The company made six oil, gas/condensate discoveries namely Reti-1A, Baloch-1, Dakhni-11, Maru-1, Nashpa-1 and Shah-1
  • The company commenced production from Baloch-1 Nashpa-1, and Pakhro-1
  • Crude oil production of the company on working interest basis averaged 40,367 barrels (6,417.8 m3) per day (2013–14)
  • Gas production of the company on working interest basis averaged 1,136.4×10^6 cu ft (32,180,000 m3) per day (2013–14)
  • LPG product on working interest basis averaged 202 metric tons per day
  • During the year, the company acquired 2493 L. km of 2-D seismic data in Bagh South, Bitrism, Dhakni, Guddu, Mari East, Mianwali, Nashpa, Nim, Thando Allah Yar, Thano Beg and Thal concessions, 290 km² of 3-D seismic data in Soghri concession and Toot Mining Lease by running five seismic crews having latest technologies and equipped with quality control software for on-site data processing during the surveys
  • Forty well locations were marked on ground and twenty six wells including thirteen exploratory, two appraisal and eleven development were spudded by the company.

Market capitalisationEdit

In early 2007, the company had a market capitalisation of PKR 51.9 Billion in Karachi Stock Exchange.

Non-operated joint venturesEdit

  • Adhi field; OGDCL has 50% stake and Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) is the operator of the field
  • Badar field; OGDCL has 50% working interest and PEL (Pakistan Exploration private Limited) is the operator
  • Badin-II, Badin-II revised and Badin-III fields; OGDCL has 49%, 24% and 15% stake respectively. BP Pakistan (British Petroleum Pakistan) is the operator
  • Badhra, Bhit and Kadanwari fields; OGDCL has 20%, 20% and 50% working interest respectively and ENI (Eni Pakistan Limited) is the operator
  • Bangali, Dhurnal and Ratana fields; OGDCL working interest is 50%, 20% and 25% respectively and M/s OPII is the operator
  • Miano field; OGDCL has 52% stake and OMV (OMV Pakistan Exploration GmbH) is the operator of the field. During 2009–10, three wells were put on production
  • Pindori field; OGDCL holds 50% working interest and POL (Pakistan Oilfields Limited) is the operator
  • Sara and Suri fields; OGDCL has 40% stake in the fields and Tullow Pakistan is operating these fields
  • TAL Block; OGDCL working interest is 27.76% and MOL Pakistan (MOL Pakistan Oil and Gas BV) is the operator.


The remaining recoverable reserves of OGDCL stood more than 142 million barrels (22,600,000 m3) of oil and 9,997 billion cubic feet 9,997 billion cubic feet (283.1 km3) of gas as of 30 June 2010.


  1. ^ "ODGCL – Board of Directors". Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Oil & Gas Development investor face sheet". Forbes. 30 June 2013.
  3. ^ a b c "Oil & Gas Development on the Forbes 2000 List". Forbes. 1 April 2012.
  4. ^ "OGDCL 04-09-07 - 1.pdf" (PDF). Retrieved 24 September 2011.
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ OGDCL’s revenue increased to Rs 223.365 billion
  7. ^ Tirmizi, Farooq (24 December 2012). "The growth of the "billion dollar club" in Pakistan". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  8. ^ "Oil & Gas Development on the Forbes Global 2000 List". Forbes. Retrieved 16 February 2017.

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