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Shale Gas Potential in Pakistan: By comparison of Sembar formation and Barnett Shale Texas

Author:Muhammad Asim Saeed, Babar Shahzad, Saeed Nawaz, Muzammil Kalwar, Muhammad Junaid Date:September 28,2018 Hits:

Abstract

In the current era where industrial growth has become rapid that it provokes the current supply of energy. The conventional sources are unable to meet the demand, while new sources of energy are being discovered. One of the major impacts leaving sources is the Unconventional reservoir that has proven to be a prominent source with the modern technology available.

USA has discovered the technology to extract from Shale oil and gas unconventional reservoirs that have proven to provide prominent productions and key to the future of petroleum industry. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Shale oil and gas contributes 52% oil and 48% gas in the total production.

Pakistan has a rising economy growth and the demand for energy is rising. The most part of energy is fulfilled by the use of petroleum. As per survey (2014-2015) the supply of gas is 4BCFD and demand is 8BCFD with a gap of 4BCFD and it is expected to increase in the upcoming years. The known conventional sources of Pakistan are unable to fulfill the demand, so Pakistan should also consider the unconventional sources that it compounds. There are two major unconventional shale oil and gas bearing formations that are Sembar and Ranikot formation.

This paper discusses the major characteristics of shale gas sources in Pakistan with comparison to the already developed shale gas producing field of United State of America that is Barnett shale. The Barnett shale is one of major producers of shale gas contributing 10-12 BSCFD.

The major characteristics of shale gas that defines it to be an economic source are compared in form of polar charts with their minimum required characteristics that a shale gas producer has. The Sembar formation meets the minimum requirements as a shale gas producer and when compared to the Barnett shale it exhibits similarity. On the basis of these similarities we can assume similar productions from the Sembar as seen in Barnett Shale.

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Shale Gas Potential in Pakistan: By comparison of Sembar formation and Barnett Shale Texas
Muhammad Asim Saeed, Babar Shahzad, Saeed Nawaz, Muzammil Kalwar, Muhammad Junaid

*Department of petroleum and gas engineering; Dawood University of engineering and technology Karachi 
‡Corresponding: Muhammad Asim Saeed, Department of petroleum and gas engineering; Dawood University of engineering and technology Karachi
Email: asimsaeed180@gmail.com 

How to cite this paper: Saeed, M.A., Shahzad, B., Nawaz, S., Kalwar, M., Junaid, M.. (2018) Shale Gas Potential in Pakistan: By comparison of Sembar formation and Barnett Shale Texas. Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, 2(9), 19-25 .
DOI: 10.26855/jepes.2018.09.001
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