WorldOil Energy explorers search Pakistani "wildcat areas" as fields dry Pakistan’s state-owned companies are spending record amounts on energy exploration, including in areas more known for separatist insurgency, as old fields start to dry up. Pakistan Petroleum reports gas discovery at Hadi X-1A Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL)—operator of the Gambat South Block with a 65% working interest—along with its joint venture partners, Government Holdings Private Limited (25%) and Asia Resources Oil Limited (10%), has announced a gas discovery at the Hadi X-1A exploration well in District Sanghar, Sindh. MOL reports new crude oil, gas discovery in Pakistan’s Tal Block BUDAPEST, Hungary -- MOL Group made a new oil and gas discovery in the MOL-operated TAL Block in Pakistan, the company said. OMV in new gas discovery in Pakistan’s Latif Block OMV has discovered gas in the Latif South-1 exploration well in Pakistan’s Latif exploration license, the company said Monday.