The pioneer of the natural gas industry in the country, Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) has been a key player in the energy sector since the 1950s.The company has managed to sustain its positioning due to its robust business programme and persistent efforts to optimize production from existing fields and new discoveries, currently contributing about 25 percent of the country’s total natural gas supplies in addition to crude oil, Natural Gas Liquid and Liquefied Petroleum Gas.
The company operates five producing fields across the country at Sui (Pakistan’s largest gas field), Adhi, Kandkhot, Chachar and Mazarani and holds working interest in seven partner-operated producing fields. These are Qadirpur, the second largest gas field, Miano, Sawan, Block 22 (Hasan, Sadiq and Khanpur) and Tal Block (Manzalai).
As a major stakeholder in securing a safe energy future for the country, PPL pursues a dynamic exploration agenda aimed at enhancing hydrocarbon reserves. In Pakistan, the company’s exploration portfolio comprises 22 exploration blocks. Of these, PPL operates seven through joint ventures with other Exploration and Production (E&P) companies and has working interest in 15 more exploration areas, including three off-shore blocks, as non-operating partner. PPL is also among the first local E&P companies to extend its operations beyond national borders and has an interest in an exploration licence in Yemen in a joint venture with OMV.
Over the years, PPL has developed a reliable foundation and infrastructure for providing clean, safe energy through sustainable exploitation of indigenous natural resources while adhering to the highest standards of health and safety and constraining the ecological footprint of its operations. As a result, Monitoring and Inspection and Design & Construction departments, Mazarani and Kandhkot gas fields, Adhi field, Sui Field Gas Compressor Station, Sui Production, Sui Field Engineering and Purification Plant were certified for ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System.
As such, the company believes in value addition for all its stakeholders and remains committed to a transparent financial and corporate regime. This factor has been recognized by the prestigious Management Association of Pakistan that selected PPL as the recipient of its 25th and 26th Corporate Excellence Awards.
At PPL, the health and safety of employees and sustainable use of natural resources are key requirements of operational excellence. Every effort is made to enhance Health, Safety and Environment awareness among staff and other stakeholders. This commitment is evident from the landmark qualification of Mazarani Gas Field and Sui Production for ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certification. Besides, PPL was also awarded the Annual Environmental Excellence Award in 2006 and 2008 by the National Forum for Environment and Health.
PPL has played a significant role as a responsible corporate citizen since the inception of its commercial activities in Sui by establishing Model School Sui in 1957 for children of workers and local communities. Over time, the outreach of PPL’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) portfolio has gone well beyond obligatory requirements. In 2001, PPL Welfare Trust was founded to provide geographical and thematic diversity within its CSR initiatives, which include education, health, infrastructure development and socio-economic uplift of disadvantaged communities, particularly those living in and around its operating areas. In recognition of these efforts, PPL has won the Corporate Philanthropy Award for four consecutive years from 2004 to 2007 for its commitment to social development.