1.2 Initial Successes:
A number of donor agencies such as the World Bank, Canadian International Development Agency(CIDA) and the Asian Development Bank provided the impetus through assistance for major development projects in the form of loans and grants. OGDC's concerted efforts were very successfulas they resulted in a number of major oil and gas discoveries between 1968 and 1982. Two oil fieldwas discovered in 1968 which paved the way for further exploratory work in the North. During the period 1970-75, the Company reformed the strategy for updating its equipment base and undertook avery aggressive work programme. This resulted in discovery of a number of oil and gas fields in theEighties, thus giving the Company a measure of financial independence. These include the Thora,Sono, Lashari, Bobi, Tando Alam & Dhodak oil/condensate fields and Pirkoh, Uch, Loti, Nandpur and Panjpir gas
fields which are commercial discoveries that testify to the professional capabilities of the Corporation.
A wholly owned subsidiary, the Pirkoh Gas Company (Private) Limited (PGCL) was established in1982 to undertake development of Pirkoh gas field located in Dera Bugti Agency in Balochistan withAsian Development Bank assistance.
OIL AND GAS TRAINING INSTITUTE (OGTI)
The oil and gas development company limited (OGDCL) was set up in 1961 in the publicsector under the ministry of petroleum and natural resources.
1.4.1Aims and Objectives Of OGTI
The aims and objectives of OGTI are to identify the training needs of the industry, offer practical training programme to professional of the petroleum industry, provide training advice andguidance to OGDC and to help established standards for training which will meet the performanceneeds in the field and on the job. OGTI is dedicated to:Establish courses and in-house training programmes which will meet the specific needs of OGDC and the Pakistan petroleum industry.Designing training material that recognizes the capabilities and specific needs of newly hiredemployees and those who change their job assignment. Providing refresher and upgrade training for industry personnel in cost effective manner.
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