Omar Ayub Khan today inaugurated the State of the Art Petroleum Product Analysis and Testing Lab

Omar Ayub Khan today inaugurated the State of the Art Petroleum Product Analysis and Testing Lab

Islamabad ; 3 June, 2020
Federal Minister for Energy (Petroleum Division) Mr. Omar Ayub Khan today inaugurated the State of the Art Petroleum Product Analysis and Testing Lab at the Hydrocarbon Development Institute of Pakistan.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by senior officials of the Petroleum Division and other eminent experts.

 Earlier, the Petroleum Division had approved a modern upgrade plan for the Hydrocarbon Development Institute of Pakistan (HDIP). This is a continuation of the Petroleum Division’s initiative to introduce international best practices in all its organizations.

 The project envisages upgrading of petroleum product testing facilities in Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, Quetta and Multan. The project also includes obtaining an ISO certificate from the Petroleum Testing Laboratory in Islamabad. The project will be completed in a span of two years at a cost of Rs 303.698 million. It will meet a major need for the country’s downstream energy, ie improve inadequate and outdated refining operations and substandard oil products.

 According to the vision of the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, this upgrade will meet the protocol of EuroV fuel and laboratory analysis which is necessary for a clean environment.

 The Hydrocarbon Development Institute of Pakistan (HDIP) is a national petroleum research and development (R&D) organization. The Ministry is an independent body of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources.

 HDIP has been performing quality control function in the field of POL since its inception (1975). HDIP is mandated by the government to perform the following functions, including evaluation of local and imported crude oil, review of POL product elements and crude oil. And includes checking petroleum products.

 Initially, HDIP laboratories were set up in Karachi to provide testing facilities to the government, its agencies and industry, oil marketing companies, refineries, etc., as per the direction of the government, by setting up Petroleum Testing and Research Laboratories. These facilities have been enhanced. There are four regional petroleum testing centers in Islamabad and Lahore, Peshawar, Multan and Quetta. The equipment for these laboratories was acquired in the 1980s and 1990s, and is equipped with state-of-the-art technology under this project.

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