KARACHI - The country’s crude oil production has increased by 1,962 barrels per day to 83,100 bpd, suggests the weekly data released by the Pakistan Petroleum Information Services.  The production of Oil and Gas Development Company (OGDC), Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) and Pakistan Oilfields Limited (POL) grew four percent, 0.5 percent and 0.2 percent, respectively. Increase in production from OGDC was mainly due to substantial uptick in production from Pasakhi by 1,200 bpd, Chanda 360 bpd and Adhi by 312 bpd. Natural gas production in Pakistan remained almost flat at 4.1 billion cubic feet per day (bcfd), up only 10 mmcfd, or 0.25 percent.

The production from major gas producing fields experienced meager growth during the week: Sui up 0.7 percent; Qadirpur up 0.5 percent and Mari’s gas was down 0.1 percent.

The country’s overall petroleum production stands at 872,000 barrels oil equivalent (boe) per day, increasing 0.4 percent. The increase in oil production propelled the total output of the country to 872,000 boe per day, up 0.4 percent.

Shares of OGDC, PPL, Mari and POL, in the total production, stand at 29 percent, 21 percent, 14 percent and three percent, respectively.

Notably, Adhi field’s oil production rose to a 20-month high of 6,961 bpd a surge of 312 bpd.