Likely shale oil and gas discovery in Pakistan: Daily Times

zzzindagi

Senator (1k+ posts)
Referring to the information obtained from the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources, on Sediment Data in Pakistan, the SDPI, in its Draft Report 2019 has given the estimates of shale oil and gas reserves in Pakistan. According to this report, Pakistan has more than 827365 square kilometres (Kms) of the sedimentary basin area in southern Punjab, eastern Balochistan and Sindh (311607 square kms onshore and 216058 square kms offshore). This sedimentary area is enriched with thick sequences of shale formations as a source and has a proven petroleum system, comprising shale oil and gas.

According to a study conducted with the help of the USAID in 2015,Pakistan has massive deposits of 10,159 trillion cubic feet of shale gas and 2.3 trillion barrels of oil. These estimates are several times higher than the figures given earlier by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). The EIA had reported in June 2013 that 586 trillion cubic feet of shale gas were present in the lower Indus Basin, of which 105trillion cubic feet were technically recoverable. Apart from gas, EIA also saw the presence of 9.1 billion barrels of shale oil that were technically recoverable out of the estimated deposits of 227 billion barrels.

As part of the Government of Pakistan exploration plan for shale gas and oil,in January 2019, the Oil and Gas Development Company (OGDC), Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL), ENI (an Italian oil and gas drilling company) and ExxonMobil (a US oil and gas drilling company) started drilling the first exploratory ultra-deep oil well Kekra-1 in offshore Indus G-Block, as a joint venture,near the Pakistan – Iran border.In this context, ExxonMobil’s entry in Pakistan is a major development asit brings with it a vast experience of deep and ultra-deep water drilling.

In view of the above discussed rich survey information and entry of the US oil giant ExxonMobil in the exploration effort, there is a strong possibility that the country may discover a very big offshore oil and gas reserves. The good news about the likely success in this exploration effort is expected to come soon, as was stated by the Prime Minister, Imran Khan. Based on surveys and prospect reports, the OGDCL chief believes the discovery could be evenlarger than that of Sui.


It can be safely predicted that like Saudi Arabia, that has signed an agreement to invest in Pakistan, including construction of as oil refinery at Gawadar, other countries, including Gulf nations would also like to invest in Pakistan oil and gas projects ranging from exploration, to refining and logistics
If the above prediction comes true and a large scale oil and gas is discovered in Pakistan, this would be a major breakthrough and a game changer for Pakistan and the entire region, as it might lead other international energy firms to bring foreign investment in Pakistan’s energy sector. The discovery would accrue many economic and strategic advantages to Pakistan. While it will help Pakistan in meeting its big energy shortages, the country would also start exporting oil and gas, thus earning a lot of foreign exchange.

The cheaper energy availability will also help in reviving Pakistan’s industry, and enhancing exports.The revenue coming due to exports will help in resolving the issues of balance of payments, addressing the circular debt issue, addressing budget deficits and paying the foreign debt. Likewise, Pakistan will also become free of getting foreign loans. And, faster economic development helped by the oil revenues, and CPEC boosted exports will enable Pakistan to address poverty and achieve prosperity.

The Global Times have also carried the news of likely shale oil and gas discovery in Pakistan and its positive impact on Pakistan’s economy.The newspaper has commented that a big oil and gas discovery will stimulate the Chinese companies to invest in Pakistan’s shale and gas sector, adding that China is willing to support Pakistan’s efforts to seize the development opportunity such a find might bring, and handle any challenges.

In this regard, it can be safely predicted that like Saudi Arabia, who has signed an agreement to invest in Pakistan, including construction of as oil refinery at Gawadar, other countries, including Gulf nations would also like to invest in Pakistanoil and gas projects ranging from exploration, to refining and logistics.In this context, apart from the construction of the CPEC related oil and gas pipeline by China, oil and gas pipelines from Pakistan will also be laid to other regional countries, thus addressing their energy shortages and stimulating regional energy connectivity, economic growth and trade, thus encouraging the regional economic integration and development. .

As Pakistan’s economy would become substantial, it will enable it to strengthen its defence, which will enable it to exercise its sovereignty at the international stage. A strong Pakistan will become strategically an important regional and world player, and therefore, will contribute in a major way towards keeping regional peace and stability, and also do a lot more for international peacekeeping.

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muhammadadeel

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Eyeaan

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انسان کی فقط نیئت اور وسیلہ ہے ، یہ مان لیا تورب کے کرم سے حسد جاتا رہے گا
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Dr Adam

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ہم دنیا میں رہیں نہ رہیں لیکن میری ایک بات لکھ کر رکھ لیں

اگر یہ تیل نکلنے کے بعد پیداوار تک کا مرحلہ عمران خان کے دورِ حکومت میں انجام پایا تو یہ

سب کچھ پاکستان کے عوام کی ملکیت ہو گا اور دنیا کی کوئی طاقت پاکستان کے عوام کے

حالات تبدیل ہونے اور اُنکا معیارِ زندگی بلند ہونے کو نہیں روک سکے گی

لیکن خدانخواسطہ اگر یہ مُلک کے خنزیر ڈاکوؤں کی پارٹیوں کے دور میں ہوا تو

پاکستانی قوم پہلے سے زیادہ غریب ہو جائے گی کیوں کہ مریم بٹ اور بلا وجہ پَٹّو

کی غاریں اتنی بڑی ہیں کہ اربوں بیرل تیل کی آمدنی بھی اُن میں غرق ہو جائے گی


یہ الفاظ یاد رکھیئے گا




 

muhammadadeel

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)





ہم دنیا میں رہیں نہ رہیں لیکن میری ایک بات لکھ کر رکھ لیں

اگر یہ تیل نکلنے کے بعد پیداوار تک کا مرحلہ عمران خان کے دورِ حکومت میں انجام پایا تو یہ

سب کچھ پاکستان کے عوام کی ملکیت ہو گا اور دنیا کی کوئی طاقت پاکستان کے عوام کے

حالات تبدیل ہونے اور اُنکا معیارِ زندگی بلند ہونے کو نہیں روک سکے گی

لیکن خدانخواسطہ اگر یہ مُلک کے خنزیر ڈاکوؤں کی پارٹیوں کے دور میں ہوا تو

پاکستانی قوم پہلے سے زیادہ غریب ہو جائے گی کیوں کہ مریم بٹ اور بلا وجہ پَٹّو

کی غاریں اتنی بڑی ہیں کہ اربوں بیرل تیل کی آمدنی بھی اُن میں غرق ہو جائے گی


یہ الفاظ یاد رکھیئے گا



True, Pakistan Army and ISI must make sure Pakistan's win in this, even if it means fucking off democracy or doing away with the politicians. We can always be better with puppets running the show with competent people behind them rather than Zardari, Shareef haramzadas abusing us.
 

muhammadadeel

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
حسد نہ کر کام کر ــ

یہ رب کا کارخانہ ہے ہونا اور نہ ہونا اسی کا عمل اور ارادہ ہے ، نہ ذرہ زیادہ اور نہ ذرہ کم،
انسان کی فقط نیئت اور وسیلہ ہے ، یہ مان لیا تورب کے کرم سے حسد جاتا رہے گا
ــۤ


حسد کس بات کا
اللہ کی لعنت تم پر اور عذاب جنہم تم جیسے جھوٹ بولنے والوں پر
 

Eyeaan

Minister (2k+ posts)

حسد کس بات کا
اللہ کی لعنت تم پر اور عذاب جنہم تم جیسے جھوٹ بولنے والوں پر
چلو، لعنت بھیج کر ہی خوش رہیں، خدا آپکا بھلا کرے، جنت دے -- اور آپ چاہیں یا نہ چاہیں ، شاید خدا ہم جیسے آپکے معتوب گنہگاروں پر بھی تھوڑا رحم کرے گا

یہ تو انسان کی فطرت ہے کہ اچھائی اور نعمت اپنی طرف منسوب کرتا ہے اور مصیبت اور تکلیف دوسری طرف ، یہ تو جانتے ہی ہوں گے کہ کس نے یہ بتایا ہےــ

بہر حال حسد نہ کر، کہ حسد بری بلا ہے اور زنگ کی طرح کھا جاتا ہے اور درست سوچنے کی صلاحیت سلب کر دیتا ہے ــ
-​
 

Zulfi Khan

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Ameen! Ameen! Ameen!Ameen! Ameen! Ameen!
May Allah Help Pakistan in recovery from crucial and ill Economy!
Imran Khan is the best in order of honesty and loyalty in the sight of
sober Pakistanis but Abu Jahals did not accept even Muhammad as the last prophet
of the Almighty God.
 

farooqak

Minister (2k+ posts)
Reading such articles is like a dream fantasy in Pakistan
While most of it might be true....I seriously doubt the will and ability of those in power
IK ko sab topi pehnate hain...whether it is CDA / LDA or any ministry
 

muhammadadeel

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
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جلدی جلدی پنجاب توڑو
جلدی جلدی پنجاب توڑو


تاکہ کہیں یہ پنجابیوں کے ہاتھ نہ لگ جائے
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Abdullah9

MPA (400+ posts)
Urdu speaking dog!
waise tou us chotiye ko bhi lisaniat wala naam nahin rakhna chahiye lekin dear you should also not use this language with his name. there are many urdu speaking members on this forum and they are mostly sane people as many others.
 

Saboo

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
waise tou us chotiye ko bhi lisaniat wala naam nahin rakhna chahiye lekin dear you should also not use this language with his name. there are many urdu speaking members on this forum and they are mostly sane people as many others.
I admire and respect people from all walks of life and don't discriminate on the basis of any language and or religion but this one is an exception! He is the only DOG who speaks urdu!
Follow all his posts and you will know what I mean!😁
 
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