Shale Gas Viability and Prospects for Pakistan
Team Members: Engineer Arshad H. Abasi, Fareeha mehmood, Maha Kamal
Duration: April 2013 to September 2013
In the backdrop of severe energy needs these days in the country the study provides a technically feasible solution to overcome the endemic crisis. A complete roadmap to develop unconventional oil & gas strategy has been suggested in the study based on desk review of official documents (ENERCON and PEC) and experts’ interviews. The report thus prepared also illustrates technically recoverable unconventional reserves of oil & gas, and analyses their characteristics such as Total Organic Carbon (TOC), thermal maturity, geological age, and reservoir thickness extent. The findings of the report were shared at a seminar.
- To identify the potential of shale gas in Pakistan.
- To proposal a doable solution to the prevalent energy crisis.
- Pakistan stands second in Asia having the highest recoverable reserves of shale gas.
- Shale gas of Pakistan has high TOC value and is thermally mature.
- Shale gas exploitation can effectively relieve the current power shortage and its deployment will considerably help overcome the overall energy crisis.