Viqar-un-Nisa Quadri, S.M.G.J. Quadri
The event of UMC Pakistan, a unit of United Meridian Corp. of Houston, obtaining an exploration license covering 7,480 sq km in the Gwadar district off Makran in the Balochistan basin is good news.1
The extent of exploration surveys and drilling place this 300,000 sq km basin in the frontier category with confidence in the area speculative due to inadequate data, although hydrocarbon potential may be regarded as moderate to high by comparison with its analogs in other parts of the world.2-3
In their simplest form on aerial view, Balochistan's mountain ranges appear to be an orographic link between the pr...