Kohat-Bannu Basin has proven and potentially viable Petroleum plays, ranging in age from Infra-Cambrian to Miocene rocks. Khushal Exploration Block having an area of 417 Sq. km, located in Tank (39.56%), Lakki Marwat (30.45%) and D.I Khan (29.97%) districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan. The Block falls in Prospective Zone-I. Based on surrounding discoveries in Kohat-Bannu basin i.e. Chanda, Mela, Nashpa, Makori, Maramzai and Mamikhel, the Khushal Block is considered to be prospective.
The Block is located about 200 Kilometers South west of Peshawar and 400 km southwest of Islamabad. It is easily approachable by a network of highways and metaled roads from District Peshawar, Kohat, Karak, Banuu and Lakki Marwat.