Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Resources

Directorate General of Petroleum Concession

Directorate General of Petroleum Concessions is one of the Directorates of the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Resources functioning as the Regulatory authority for all Upstream Exploration & Production activities in Pakistan. The functions of the Directorate include:


  • Grant of petroleum rights i.e. Reconnaissance permits, Exploration licenses, development and production leases;
  • Facilitation of Exploration & Production and Services Companies/activities
  • Oil and Gas fiscal regimes analysis and recommend by adequate policies keeping in view of international practices;
  • Promotion of petroleum exploration, negotiations with foreign and local petroleum exploration companies including petroleum concessions/production sharing agreements under the Petroleum Policy and the Pakistan Petroleum (Exploration and Production) Rules, 2001 & 2003
  • Management of Petroleum exploration, development and production operations in accordance with the good international oil field practices, applicable rules and Petroleum Concession.
  • Ensuring realization of the Government receipts (dividend, royalty, rents, application fees etc.) and compilation of investment data and Management and scale of technical data.
                                Model Petroleum Concession Agreement (2017)