Petroleum Geosciences and Geophysics

1. Integrated Geophysical Techniques For Environmental Assessment Of Hayatabad Industrials Estate, Peshawar, Pakistan

The earth is facing critical environmental problems due to overpopulation, global warming and environmental pollution over the last few decades.  Environmental pollution due to waste (liquid and solid) introduction has been increased in all over the world as a result of growing industrialization and capital demands. These problems are more sever in the developing countries like Pakistan and must be treated on priority basis for providing safe environment for the future generation. The industries in the Industrial Estate of Hayatabad generate tremendous amount of solid and liquid wastes which is causing severe environmental pollution in Peshawar and its premises areas.  The waste decomposition produces toxic chemicals which is contaminating the air, soil and groundwater pollution. Ways to develop the modelling of environmental studies, to create insights a clear, deep and sometimes sudden understanding of a complicated problem into environmental aspects and the potential for impact on the built community, are all of considerable interest not only to the researcher but also to urban and industrial managers, land use planners, irrigation department managers, public health department and emergency public health department managers. The earth is facing critical environmental problems due to overpopulation, global warming and environmental pollution over the last few decades.  Environmental pollution due to waste (liquid and solid) introduction has been increased in all over the world as a result of growing industrialization and capital demands. These problems are more sever in the developing countries like Pakistan and must be treated on priority basis for providing safe environment for the future generation. The industries in the Industrial Estate of Hayatabad generate tremendous amount of solid and liquid wastes which is causing severe environmental pollution in Peshawar and its premises areas.  The waste decomposition produces toxic chemicals which is contaminating the air, soil and groundwater pollution. Ways to develop the modelling of environmental studies, to create insights a clear, deep and sometimes sudden understanding of a complicated problem into environmental aspects and the potential for impact on the built community, are all of considerable interest not only to the researcher but also to urban and industrial managers, land use planners, irrigation department managers, public health department and emergency public health department managers. 


Project Funding
 Funding Body Funds
1 National Center of Excellence in Geology, University of Peshawar no logo 200000 Rs


Project Members
  • Dr. Muhammad Farooq
  • 2. Tectonic Map Of The Sulaiman Fold Belt, Pakistan (1:500,000)

    The Sulaiman fold belt, covering about 200000 square kilometer with an average 15 km of tectonic thickness of strata, is recognized as the most important petroleum province of Pakistan (Raza et al., 1989a, 1989b).  It occurs as a conspicuous tectonic feature at the western terminus of the Indian Plate, which is undergoing through active deformation during present state of its evolution.   Active deformation of the Sulaiman fold belt is manifested by the presence of active faults (Kazmi, 1979) and acute degree of seismicity (Quittmeyer et. al., 1979; Quittmeyer et. al., 1984). Geologically, Recent (0 Ma) to Permo-Triassic Alozai Group ( 284 Ma) strata is exposed in the Sulaiman fold belt.  The stratigraphic thickness of about 10 km at the mountain front (Jadoon et al., 1992, 1994a) is far more in access than about 1 km stratigraphic thickness of similar strata in the Salt Range and Potwar Plateau (Lillie et al. 1987; Jadoon et al., 1997).  The excessive thicknesses of platform strata in the Sulaiman fold belt is related to the presence of ocean/continent transitional crust underneath the Sulaiman fold belt (Jadoon and Khurshid, 1996).  Despite of active seismicity that requires to be assessed in more detail with an understanding of the emergent and blind thrusts for earthquake hazard assessments, and potential of 10 km stratigraphically thick sedimentary strata as source and reservoir rocks, excess, the Sulaiman fold belt has not yet been fully mapped.  This is mainly due to political instability and the presence of much of the Sulaiman fold belt in the frontier regions of Baluchistan.  Sporadic mapping, mainly based on the aerial photograph and Satellite Image interpretations is available across the Sulaiman fold belt (HSC, 1961;  Abu_Bakr and Jackson, 1964; USGS, 1973; Kazmi, 1982; Bannert et al., 1992; Jadoon, 2010, GSP 2010).  This project is aimed at undertaking the responsibility of gathering all existing geological information and combine it with Satellite Images Interpretation of the selected regions of the Sulaiman fold belt to produce a Tectonic map of the region between the Longitudes 67º to 71º N   and Latitudes 28º to 32º E.  This geological map, covering about 2,00,000 square kilometer aerial distribution of strata, is aimed at to serve as a basis to understand geology and tectonic evolution of the Sulaiman fold belt, identification of prospects for hydrocarbon/mineral exploration, analysis of seismicity, geohazard assessments, multidisciplinary scientific, and socio-economic uplift of the area.   
     

    Project Funding
     Funding Body Funds
    1 HEC Pakistan no logo 3.54 Million Rupee


    Project Members
  • Dr. Ishtiaq A. K. Jadoon
  • 3. Active Tectonics Of The Sulaiman Foreland And Hydrocarbon Exploration

    The Sulaiman fold belt is a major tectonic feature, located at the western terminus of the Indian Plate.  It is seismically most active and economically important recognized as the most important petroleum province of Pakistan.  The seismicity is distributed in the form of two peculiar bands in the Sulaiman fold belt. One band of seismicity is located in the frontal part of the Sulaiman fold belt.  This area is structurally characterized by the presence of surface folds with discovery of several gas fields and absence of emergent thrust. The other band of seismicity is located in the central part of the Sulaiman fold belt.  This area is structurally characterized by the presence of surface faults and limited hydrocarbon exploration activities.   The faults are poorly understood in this area with limited geological mapping which is based mainly on satellite images and air-photo interpretation (Kazmi and Rana 1982; Bannert et al., 1992).  It is critical to resolve the nature of the faults with consideration of their continuity, displacement, and depth of penetration for earthquake hazard assessments, and hydrocarbon exploration potential of 10 km stratigraphically thick sedimentary strata, as source and reservoir rocks.  This project is aimed at addressing these problems as a follow-up of our previous detailed studies with integrated surface geology, satellite image interpretation, and seismic reflection data (Jadoon, 1991; Jadoon et al., 1992, 1994; Jadoon and Khurshid, 1996; Jadoon, 2010; Jadoon, 2012). 


    Project Funding
     Funding Body Funds
    1 Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany no logo 0 Rs


    Project Members
  • Dr. Ishtiaq A. K. Jadoon
  • 4. OPTIMISATION OF CONDITIONS FOR CONVERSION OF GYPSUM INTO MANUFACTURING END-PRODUCTS ON PILOT SCALE BASIS. The Proposal Had Been Approved By HEC

    To setup a calcination a Plant for the dead burning of Jatta Gypsum. To provide the basic construction material to the industry for finish products. Plaster Of Paris is the main finish product which is achieved from the calcination of Gypsum. Alpha and Beta type of products are produced from this process. The major industry based on this material in Pakistan is the Gypsum Board, which is extensively applied as essential material for finishing roofs and walls. Being fire resistant and sound proof this material is widely utilized in defense and VIP buildings. This is a readily marketable Item.

    Project Members
  • Ayaz Mehmood
  • 5. Tectonics Map Of Central And Western Sulaiman Fold Belt

    Tectonics map of central and western Sulaiman fold belt, finded by Tullow Pakistan (Developments) Limited


    Project Funding
     Funding Body Funds
    1 Tullow Pakistan (Developments) Limited no logo 0 Rs


    Project Members
  • Dr. Ishtiaq A. K. Jadoon
  • 6. Fault-Propagation In The Salt Range Potwar Plateau, North Pakistan.

    Post Doctoral Research at Institute of Geosciences, Tübingen University (academic host: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Frisch), Germany 

    Project Members
  • Dr. Ishtiaq A. K. Jadoon
  • 7. Study Of The Carbonate Reservoirs Of Toot Oil Field, Pakistan.

    Study of the carbonate reservoirs of Toot Oil Field, Pakistan. International Sovereign Energy Corporation, Vancouver BC, Canada.

    Project Members
  • Dr. Ishtiaq A. K. Jadoon
  • 8. Multiwell Image Analysis, North Akri-Field, Lower Indus Basin, Pakistan.

    Multiwell image analysis, North Akri-Field, Lower Indus Basin, Pakistan. A consultancy (Schlumberger) report for British Petroleum, Pakistan.

    Project Members
  • Dr. Ishtiaq A. K. Jadoon
  • 9. In-Situ Stress Analysis Of Badin Block, Lower Indus Basin, Pakistan.

    In-situ stress analysis of Badin Block, Lower Indus Basin, Pakistan. A consultancy report (Schlumberger) for British Petroleum, Pakistan

    Project Members
  • Dr. Ishtiaq A. K. Jadoon
  • 10. Log/Core Integrated Study – FMI Image Analysis

    Log/core integrated study – FMI image analysis, Zakum Field, Abu Dhabi 

    Project Members
  • Dr. Ishtiaq A. K. Jadoon
  • 11. Fracture Analysis, Zakum Field, Abu Dhabi

    Fracture Analysis, Zakum Field, Abu Dhabi, ZADCO, UAE

    Project Members
  • Dr. Ishtiaq A. K. Jadoon
  • 12. Fracture Analysis From Borehole Electrical Images, Arab C And D Reservoirs, Dukhan Field

    Fracture analysis from borehole electrical images, Arab C and D reservoirs, Dukhan Field.

    Project Members
  • Dr. Ishtiaq A. K. Jadoon
  • 13. Multiple Reports On Single-Well FMI Images Processing/Interpretation And Reservoir Characterization (Fractures, Porosity, Carbonate Heterogeneity, Facies Analyses And Core-Image Integration In The Gulf Carbonates And Basement)

    Multiple reports on single-well FMI images processing/interpretation and reservoir characterization (fractures, porosity,  carbonate heterogeneity, facies analyses and core-image integration in the Gulf Carbonates and basement) 

    Project Members
  • Dr. Ishtiaq A. K. Jadoon
  • 14. Thrust Geometries, Kinematics, And Hydrocarbons In The Central Potwar Plateau, Himalayan Foreland, North Pakistan.

    Post Doctoral Research at Institute of Geosciences, Tübingen University (academic host: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Frisch), 

    Project Members
  • Dr. Ishtiaq A. K. Jadoon
  • 15. Field Geology Of Mari-Bugti Area, Baluchistan.

    Field geology report funded by the Tullow Pakistan (Developments) Limited.

    Project Members
  • Dr. Ishtiaq A. K. Jadoon
  • 16. Thrust Geometries, Seismic Data, And Hydrocarbons In The Himalayan Foreland, North Pakistan.

    Post Doctoral Research at Institute of Geosciences, Tübingen University (academic host: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Frisch), Germany 

    Project Members
  • Dr. Ishtiaq A. K. Jadoon
  • 17. Landsat-TM And Spot Images Interpretation Of The Central Sulaiman Lobe, Pakistan.

    Post-Doctoral Research, at Institute of Geology and Dynamics of the Lithosphere, Götingen University (academic host: Prof. Dr. Dietrich Helmcke), Germany,

    Project Members
  • Dr. Ishtiaq A. K. Jadoon
  • 18. Thin-Skinned Tectonics On Continent/Ocean Transitional Crust, Sulaiman Range, Pakistan.

    Ph.D dissertation, Oregon State University

    Project Members
  • Dr. Ishtiaq A. K. Jadoon
  • 19. Social Geography, Hydrology, And Geology Of A Part Of North Pakistan.

    Pak-German Geosciences Expedition (February 22 to March 17, 1987), Pakistan

    Project Members
  • Dr. Ishtiaq A. K. Jadoon
  • 20. Geology Of The Yasin Group, South Of Chalt In Hunza Valley, Northern Pakistan

    M.Sc Dissertation

    Project Members
  • Dr. Ishtiaq A. K. Jadoon
  • 21. Pollution Assesment Of Landfill Sites In The Hattar Industrial Estate HIE Using Intergrated Geophysical Techniques.

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    Project Funding
     Funding Body Funds
    1 HEC no logo 2.2 Million Rupee


    Project Members
  • Dr. Muhammad Farooq
  • Dr. Said  Muhammad