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aoa,,,sir as we know that conventional resources in pakistan are decreasing day by day but we have also unconventional resources question is that how can we utilize more and more unconventional resources...????i will wait for your reply sir...


It is a vast and new subject and you will find considerable information on Internet.

However, in Pakistan Sembar shale is the primary candidate for shale gas exploitation, but it is still in infancy. For tight gas, the tight reservoirs like , Khewra, Kussak, Tobra, Pab etc can be explored. If you find in your library the latest edition of 'Progress' (the monthly publication of Pakistan Petroleum Ltd.), you will find most of the answers on the subject.

The exploitation of unconventional resources is a very expensive venture with the returns much lower than in case of the conventional resources. Because of poor petrophysical characteristics the well spacing has to be very close to cover the depletion of every part of the target. Over and above that, special operations like frac-jobs, chemical treatment etc are to be undertaken for increased production. Drilling cost and the cost of special operations is increasing exponentially. I do not know if the import would be cheaper than the local exploitation, particularly in case of Pakistan!


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Nusrat Kamal Siddiqui (Mr)


I am a petroleum exploration geologist with about 40+ years of diversified experience. I can answer questions on stratigraphy, log interpretation, field studies based on set of logs and core results, general geology etc. Can provide guidance for career planning in earth sciences. Can not help in questions about hard rocks, igneous petrology & mineralogy, sequence stratigraphy and seismic.


Petroleum Exploration - field geology, stratigraphy, prospect generation, interpretation of satellite imagery (visual), log interpretation.

Retired in May, 2006 as Senior Manager Exploration from Pakistan Petroleum Limited after serving 26 years. Since then continuing in active service with petroleum exploration companies.A cumulative experience of about 40 years covers 30 years in petroleum exploration, 5 years hydrogeology experience in Libya, and about 5 years of dam geology in Pakistan.

-AAPG Bulletin (Vol.88, July, 2004); paper on Sui Main Limestone (Eocene), a prolific gas reservoir in Pakistan. -Have presented papers on diversified topics ranging from spirituality, flood control, remote sensing and off course geology in France, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, UAE, Kashmir, India and Pakistan that have been published in respective Special Proceedings. -ONGC Bulletin(India) Vol. 44, Number 2, December, 2009; Chapter 19.A & 19.B on basin architecture and stratigraphy of Pakistan, p.402-474.

BSc Honours in Geology and Master of Science in Petroleum and Structural Geology. PGD from ITC, The Netherlands.

Awards and Honors
-Remained Active Member of AAPG from 1990-2006; founding member of PAPG (a local affiliate of AAPG). -Life member of SEGMITE & AGID, and Senior Editor of SEGMITE magazine. -Member of the Board of Studies, i. Department of Petroleum & Gas Engineering (BUITMS, Quetta), and ii. Geology Department, Sindh University, Jamshoro. -Member of Stratigraphic Committee of Pakistan. -Represented Mining Journal, UK in Pakistan till 2007. -Chairman of Annual Technical Conference (ATC)& Oil Show, an SPE/PAPG annual event, in 2003. -Chairman Technical Committee (ATC, 2002).

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