Exploration North

Exploration North Asset based in Islamabad, comprises a technical team, including geoscientists and engineers who are responsible for carrying out exploration activities in four operated blocks i.e. Hisal, Dhok Sultan and Karsal in Kohat-Potwar Basin and Sadiqabad in the Punjab platform. These blocks mainly fall in previously explored areas with a reasonably large seismic coverage and several hydrocarbon discoveries in the surrounding locations.

The major task for any exploration team is to drill wells successfully and avoid expensive dry holes. Therefore, in order to reduce risk of failure, state-of-the-art technology has been employed to address geological and geophysical risks and uncertainties.  More recently, Pakistan Petroleum Limited has used Reverse Time Migration (RTM), Post Stack Depth Migration (PSDM) and attributes analysis for seismic data processing and interpretation. For better understanding of geological and petroleum system, high-resolution sequence stratigraphy, source rock evaluation and 3D petroleum system modelling studies have been initiated.