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Geology/stratigraphy of Kohat sub basin


Dear Sir, hope you will be Fine.  Kohat Sub basin stratigraphy as described by several researchers has rocks ranging from Paleocene age on surface (Ahmad 2003).Meissner (1974) has marked the Eocene rocks as oldest in kohat Plateau on surface. Sir my question is that please give me some information about the sub surface formations of the Kohat sub basin, reported by drilling.please elaborate the startigrahy pf Kohat Basin in detail.


Meissner (1974) is right.

Following papers will provide you the desired information.

'Stratigraphy & Tectonic Architecture Of The North Western Part Of The Kohat Basin, NWFP,
1.   Amjad Ali Khan
2.   Muhammad Najeeb-Uz-Zaman     PAPG/SPE ATC 2003 Proceedings

'Structural styles and focal mechanism studies in the Kohat area.'
1.   Monalisa
2.   Azam A. Khwaja          PAPG/SPE ATC 2005 Proceedings

' Microfacies And Environmental Interpretation Of Shekhan Formation-Implication For Hydrocarbon Exploration In Kohat Plateau, NW Pakistan'   
1.   Muhammad Irfan Faiz
2.   Rehan Hanif
3.   Professor Obaid-Ur- Rehman   PAPG/SPE ATC 2008 Proceedings

'Integrated Paleogene Sequence Stratigraphy Of the Kohat Basin,
Northwest Pakistan'   
1.   Sajjad Ahmad
2.   Susan Rigby
3.   Dick Kroon
4.   Suleman Khan
5.   Muhammad Haneef          PAPG/SPE ATC 2011 Proceedings  


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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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