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.
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
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.
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.
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.
How to cite this paper
Shale Gas Potential in Pakistan: By comparison of Sembar formation and Barnett Shale Texas
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 .