The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Oil & Gas Company Limited (KPOGCL) and University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar signed a memorandum of understanding to establish the state-of-art technical lab facility “JURASSIC-GEO LAB” at UET Peshawar.

Raziuddin (Razi) Chief Executive Officer KPOGCL and Vice Chancellor UET, Peshawar Dr. Noor Muhammad Khan signed the MOU.

The project is aimed to cater the needs of growing petroleum industry specifically in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa not limited to geophysical, geological, petroleum reservoirs, but also to address the planning, designing, testing, analyzing techniques with highly sophisticated equipments for seismic processing interpretations, crude oil production tests, geochemical & elemental analysis, petroleum reservoirs and their relative coring & testing, geological & surface mapping services with real time data sets and imageries.

Raziuddin said it is for first time that a true implementation of industry, academia & research integration is being undertaken to amalgamate business models of KPOGCL and US-Pakistan Centre for Advanced Studies in Energy at UET Peshawar, a USAID-funded project in energy through a steering committee of experts.

The team of experts will oversee the implementation of a strategy for involving the high-end oil and gas geo-lab in research and business companies and establishing linkages with international organizations to ensure sustainability of the project.