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QUESTION: Sir, I wonder if you can help me with the knowledge of tight sand gas reservoirs in Asia. Can you please share me a brief knowledge about their
1. Basin name and basin type.
2. Average permeability.
2. The geologic period they deposited.
3. Estimated GIIP and recoverable reserves.

Thank you!

ANSWER: Dear Wang,

Thanks for sending your question to me and for your interest in tight sand.
Unfortunately the type of data you need is difficult to get and I am not able to answer this question. I can answer more about the general information.

I am sure you understand and I am sorry I am not able to help you in this regard.

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QUESTION: Hi, professor:
Thank you for your answers.
I wonder if the basin name and basin type could be provided, that would be very kind of you.
Thank you

Dear Wang,

Thanks again. I really appreciate your interest in Tight sands reservoirs.

Tight sands reservoirs or basin centered reservoirs (less than 1 mD permeability) have been found in almost all Asian Basin. These sands are deposited in deeper basin condition and usually associated with deep sea turbidite or sea floor fan.

I have tried to search through Internet few publications that may be helpful to understand more about Tight sands and those issues which are problematic while trying to explore or produce hydrocarbon.


Cambay Basin, India

Cambay Basin, India

Pakistan, Central Indus Basin

Global basin


Saudi Arabia



I hope these references will be helpful.

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Thanks and I welcome you to ask more questions in future.

Tariq Hasany  


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