Integrating various data sets to provide one optimal
subsurface image is a major goal of geophysicst. In this paper, there
is a synergetic approach used to delineate the tectonic-structural framework
with analyzing the hydrocarbon reservoir in the Lower Indus Platform basin of
Pakistan. The reflected seismic profiles and potential field map constitute the
data base of this study. Our study in the line of the previous research is
resulted from important oil and gas discoveries contained in the Early
Cretaceous and Upper Jurassic formations of the Lower Indus Platform basin
area. The result shows trapping mechanism in the Lower Indus Platform basin
involves of the fault blocks and stratigraphic traps are present in the area.
The more refined images are interpreted to provide greater insight into
detailed integrated geophysical study of area.
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