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Hydrocarbon Potential of the northern Pakistan fold-thrust belt Submitted Under Pak-US Science & Technology Cooperation Program, Phase-VII

The structural style and deformation history needs to be determined to be able to assess the hydrocarbon potential of the Salt Range-Potwar Plateau, Kohat Plateau and Bannu Basin. To determine the deformation history, first the differences in the rocks types and deformation styles need to be evaluated. We propose to collect the field data needed to determine the deformation history, then model the deformation history. Once we have used two dimensional and three dimensional models, we will be able to assess the hydrocarbon migration into the reservoirs and the traps in the petroleum system.

Principle investigator: Dr. Shah Faisal (NCEG)
Sponsor/Funds:: Higher Education Commission of Pakistan/0.277 millions USD
Duration: 3 years

Identification and Risk Analysis of Potential Mega Geo-hazards along China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

Principle investigator: Dr. Muhammad Shafique (NCEG)
Sponsor/Funds:Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) and National Science Foundation of China (NSFC)/ 56 millions PKR.
Duration: September 2016-September 2019

Satellite remote sensing based lithological mapping and minerals exploration in Chitral District

Principle investigator:Dr. Muhammad Shafique (NCEG)
Sponsor/Funds:Planning and Development Department, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan/ 8.4 millions PKR.
Duration: August 2017-Septmber 2018

Near-Real time monitoring of landslide movement using then optical camera

Principle investigator: Dr. Muhammad Shafique (NCEG)
Sponsor/Funds:University of Twente the Netherlands and the NCEG / 2 millions PKR.
Duration: On Going since June 2015

Awasi, M., Hanif, M., Khan, M.Y. Jan, I.U. and Ishaq, M. 2018

Relating petrophysical parameters to petrographic interpretations in carbonates of the Chorgali Formation, Potwar Plateau, Pakistan. Carbonates and Evaporites, doi: 10.1007/s13146-017-0414-x.

Ali AAMIR, Ullah MATEE, Hussain MATLOOB, Asher Samuel BHATTI and Rehman KHAISTA

Iqbal, A., N. Khalid, S. Ullah, M. Shafique, G. C. Hulley, D. A. Roberts and A. K. Skidmore

Selection of HyspIRI optimal band positions for the earth compositional mapping using HyTES data." Remote Sensing of Environment. (In Press)

Yousafzai, S. K., M. v. d. Meijde, H. v. d. wreff and M. Shafique.

Impact of Mesh and DEM resolutions in simulating 3D Seismic Response." The Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. (In Press)

Ali, N., Ozcan, E., Yucel, A.O., Hanif, M., Hashmi, S.I., Ullah, F., Rizwan, M. and Pignatti, J.

Bartonian orthophragminids with new endemic species from the Pirkoh and Drazinda formations in the Sulaiman Range, Indus Basin, Pakistan. Geodinamica Acta doi:10.1080/09853111.2017.1419676.

Khaista Rehman, Paul Burton, Graeme Weatherill

Muhammad Waseem, Enrico Spacone

Syed Ali Turab, Kurt Stüwe, Finlay M. Stuart, David M. Chew, Nathan Cogne

Muhammad Waseem, Carlo Giovanni Lai, Enrico Spacone

S.M.Talha Qadri, Md.Aminul Islam, M.R.Shalaby, Khaista Rehman Khattak, S.H.Sajjad

Muhammad Awais, Adnan Barkat, Aamir Ali, Khaista Rehman, WaqarAli Zafar, Talat Iqbal

Khan, S., and Khan, M.A

Khaista Rehmana,Wajid Ali, Asghar Ali, Aamir Ali, Adnan Barkat

Ullah, S., M. Shafique, M. Farooq, M. Dees and M. Z. Ali

Farid A., Khalid P., Jadoon K. Z., Iqbal M. A., and Shafique M

Iqbal, S.Wagreich, M., Irfan Ullah Jan, Kürschner, W. M.and Gier, S.

Geochemical evidences for palaeoclimatic fluctuations at the Triassic-Jurassic boundary: southwestern margin of the Neotethys in the Salt Range, Pakistan. Abstract Volume European Geophysical Union 2017.

Wolfram Michael Kuerschner, Shahid Iqbal, Michael Wagreich, Irfan Ullah Jan and Susanne Gier

Palynology and Carbon isotope stratigraphy of the Triassic – Jurassic transition in the Salt Range (Pakistan). Abstract Volume European Geophysical Union 2017.

Özcan, E., Saraswati, P. K., Hanif, M., Ali, N. 2016.

Orthophragminid species with new axial thickening structures from the Bartonian of the Indian Subcontinent. Geologica Acta Vol. 14 (3).

Natasha Khan, Khaista Rehman, Sajjad Ahmad, Jamil Khokher, M. Iqbal Hajana, M. Hanif

Sequence stratigraphic analysis of Eocene Rock Strata, Offshore Indus, southwest Pakistan.

Journal : Marine Geophysical Research, Volume 37, Issue 3, pp 207–228, 2016

Ozcan, E., Ali, N., Hanif, M., Hashmi, S.I., Khan, A., Yucel, A.O. and Abbasi, I.A

A new Priabonian Heterostegina from the eastern Tethys (Sulaiman Fold Belt, west Pakistan): Implications for the development of eastern Tethyan Heterostegines and their paleobiogeography. Journal of Foraminiferal Research, Vol. 46 (4), 393-408

Khaista Rehman , S. M. Talha Qadri, Aamir Ali, Asghar Ali, Sajjad Ahmed

Khan, S., and Khan, M.A.

Irfan U. Jan, Shahid Iqbal, Sarah J. Davies, Jan A. Zalasiewicz, Michael H. Stephenson, Michael Wagreich, Muhammad Haneefǀ, Muhammad Hanif, Sajjad Ahmad

A periglacial palaeoenvionment in the Upper Carboniferous-Lower Permian Tobra Formation of the low-latitude Tethyan Salt Range, Pakistan Journal: Acta Geologica Sinica (In press/2016)​

Rubina Bilqees, M. Qasim Jan, M. Asif Khan and Brian F. Windley



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