All Title Author
Keywords Abstract

Structural Interpretation and Petrophysical Analysis for Reservoir Sand of Lower Goru, Miano Area, Central Indus Basin, Pakistan

DOI: 10.4236/ijg.2017.84020, PP. 379-392

Keywords: Seismic Interpretation, Time-and-Depth Contour Map, 3D View, Synthetic Seismograph, Reservoir Estimation

Full-Text   Cite this paper   Add to My Lib


The main purpose of this research is to estimate the structural analysis and hydrocarbon potential of Miano Block by using seismic and well log techniques. Miano area hosts a number of gas fields with structural and stratigraphic traps. The area is located in Central Indus Basin which is a part of an extensional regime exhibiting normal faulting due to the split of the Indian Plate firstly from Africa and then from Madagascar and Seychelles. Miano area recognized as a proven petroleum province which has complex tectonic history of Cretaceous extensional and overprints of Tertiary strike-slip tectonics. The area has prospect with accumulation of hydrocarbons in structural and stratigraphic traps including pinchouts. NW-SE oriented Khairpur and Mari Highs are main structural features with impact on the fault system. The sands of Lower Goru of Lower Cretaceous age are acting as a reservoir in the area. The area has great potential of hydrocarbons for which more exploratory wells are required to be drilled with better insight of structural and stratigraphic traps.


[1]  Naqi, A. and Siddiqui, Z. (2006) Systematic GIS Development and Its Successful Implementation in SSGC. ESRI International GIS User Conference, San Diego, 7-11 August 2006, 1-22.
[2]  Raza, H.A. and Ahmed, R. (1990) Hydrocarbon Potential of Pakistan. Journal of Canada Pakistan Cooperation, 4, 9-27.
[3]  Raza, H.A. (1997) Exploration Strategy for Frontier Regions of Pakistan. 1st Annual Technical Convention of PAPG, Islamabad, 26-27 September 1997.
[4]  Quadri, V. and Shuaib, S.M. (1986) Hydrocarbon Prospects of Southern Indus Basin, Pakistan. AAPG Bulletin, 70, 730-747.
[5]  Bowles, E.G. (1997) Under Explored Basins of Pakistan, an Oil Company’s Perspective. 1st Annual Technical Convention of PAPG, Islamabad, 26-27 September 1997.
[6]  Khan, et al. (2013) Integrated Geophysical Study of the Lower Indus Platform Basin Area of Pakistan. International Journal of Geoscience, 4, 1242-1247.
[7]  Krois, P., Mahmood, T. and Milan, G. (1998) Miano Field, Pakistan, a Case History of Model Driven Exploration. Pakistan Petroleum Convention, Islamabad, 25-26 November 1998.
[8]  Ahmed, et al. (2013) Mesozoic Structural Architecture of the Middle Indus Basin Pakistan-Control and Implications. PAPG-SPE Annual Technical Conference, Islamabad, 26-27 November 2013.
[9]  Powell, C.M., et al. (1979) Spectacular Tectonic History of Pakistan and Its Surrounding: Some Constraints from the Indian Ocean. In: Dejong, K. and Farah, A., Eds., Geodynamics of Pakistan, Geological Survey of Pakistan, Quetta, 5-24.
[10]  Represent Stratigraphy of Central Indus Basin ENI Pakistan.
[11]  Dobrin, M.B. and Savit, C.H. (1998) Introduction to Geophysical Prospecting. 4th Edition, McGraw Hill, New York.


comments powered by Disqus