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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

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

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

Irfan U. Jan, Azeem Shah, Michael H. Stephenson, Shahid Iqbal, Muhammad Hanif, Michael Wagreich, Hafiz Shahid Hussain

The sedimentology of the Lower Permian Dandot Formation: a component of the Gondwana deglaciation sequence of the Salt Range, Pakistan Journal: Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia (In press)​

Qayyum,F., Hanif, M. and Mujtaba, M.

Evaluation of Source Rocks Using One Dimensional Maturity Modeling in Lower Indus Basin, Pakistan. Arabian Journal of Geosciences (In press)

Khaista Rehman, Asghar Ali, Sajjad Ahmed, Wajid Ali, Aamir Ali, Muhammad Younis Khan

Ahmad, L., Shah, M.T., Khan, S.D

Khan, S. Latif, Z. Hanif, M. Jan, I. U. & Iqbal, S.

Khaista Rehman, S. M. Talha Qadri, S. H. Sajjad, R. A. Sheikh, Zahid Rafi, Bushra Nawaz, Waseem Haider Özcan, E.,Hanif, M., Ali, N. and Yücel, A.O. 2015

Early Eocene Orthophragminids (Foraminifera) from the type-locality of Discocyclina ranikotensis Davies, 1927, Thal, NW Himalayas, Pakistan: insights into the orthophragminid paleobiogeography. Geodynamica Acta, DOI: 10.1080/09853111.2015.1026795.

Ali, M., Montzka, C., Stadler, A., Menz, G., Thonfeld, F., Vereecken, H., (2015) Rudolph, S., Van der Kruk, J., Von Hebel, C., Ali, M., Herbst, M., Montzka, C., P.;tzold, S., Robinson, D.A., Vereecken, H., Weihermüller, L., (2015) Hasan, S., Montzka, C., Rudiger, C.,Ali, M., Bogena, H., and Vereecken, H., (2014) Shahid Iqbal, Dr. Irfan U. Jan, M. Gulraiz Akhter and Mehwish Bibi

Palaeoenvironmental and sequence stratigraphic analyses of the Jurassic Datta Formation, Salt Range, Pakistan" (in Press) Journal of Earth System and Science

Dr. Muhammad Shafique Khaista Rehman, Tajamal Jadoon, Matloob Hussain, Zulfiqar Ahmed, Aamir Ali, Asghar Ali, Sajjad Ahmed Sinan Akkar, Özkan Kale, Anooshirvan Ansari, Raffi Durgaryan, Aysegül Askan Gündogan, Hossein Hamzehloo, Ebru Harmandar, Nino Tsereteli, Muhammad Waseem, Tawfique Yazjeen, M. Tolga Yilmaz

Emme Strong-Motion Database Serving For Predictive Model Selection To Emme Ground-Motion Logic-Tree Applications.

The above conference paper is published in Second European conference on Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology, Istanbul, 24-29 August, 2014, for addition to latest research section to NCEG, website.

Jehangiri, M. Hanif, M. Arif, M. Jan, I. U. and Ahmad, S. (In Press)

The Early Cambrian Khewra Sandstone, Salt Range, Pakistan: endorsing southern Indian provenance. Arabian Journal of Geosciences.

Shafique, M. and M. van der Meijde (2014) Fu J, Yang, J., Yan, L., Abbas, S.M., 2014 Ahmed S. Ali, F. Jalal, W. Hanif, M. Ullah, Z. Khan, S. Ali, A. Jan, I. U. Rehman, K. (Accepted)

Using larger foraninifera for paleogeographic reconstruction of Neo-Tethys during Paleogene. Arabian Journal of Geoscience.

Fu, J., Yang, J., Zhang, X., Klapperich, H., Abbas, S. M., 2014 N. U. Khattak, M. A. Khan, M. T. Shah & N. Ali (2014)


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