Oldest reservoirs of Cambrian, Permian lightly tested in Potwar basin, Pakistan

In Pakistan the first oil well was drilled near an oil seep at Kundal in the Potwar basin in 1866, just 7 years after the Drake well in Pennsylvania. Since then in spite of a low number of wells drilled, several oilfields have been discovered. Click here to enlarge imageYet the Potwar basin still has not acquired the status of a mature basin as all of its potential reservoirs either have not been reached or tested. Main production has been from Paleogene carbonate and Jurassic clastic reservoirs. The oldest reservoirs of Cambrian and Permian ages have been found in the "thrusted anticlinal play" of Adhi, Joya Mair, Dhurnal, Balkassar, Chak Naurang, Missa-Keswal, Rajian, and Kal oil field...

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