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a.o.a sir,

i am a student of m.s geology, i want to work on seismic interpretation of southern potwar basin using 2D, 3D module of move software, kindly tell me the refrences or books for literaryre view, and also tell me the structural and tectonic setting of the area,


Potwar is a synclinorium with anticlinal and fault-bounded structures on the flanks, both in the north and south of the Soan syncline's axis. It represents an allochthonous domain that have been thrusted southward along the decollement zone provided by the evaporatic Salt Range formation (SRF). The full stratigraphic sequence of Potwar is exposed along the Salt Range escarpment, at the base of which the Salt Range Thrust is exposed, where SRF crops out. On seismic you will find pop-up structures, anticlines with faults/thrusts on one of the flanks, and may be up-dip fault closures. In the eastern Potwar the structural trend gets more northerly (NNE-SSW)compared to the western side, where the axes trend more easterly (ENE-WSW). Similarly, the structures are ovalish and broad in the west, but getting tighter and elongated as you move to the east.  The best references you can find in the Proceedings of the PAPG-SPE ATCs.

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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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