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PROSPECTIVE

EXPLORATION LICENCES, PAKISTAN

BADANI BLOCK

LOCATION
The Badani Block (Latitude 28°06’ to 28°20’ N and Longitude 69°22’ to 69°36’ E) is 35” 04” 45” 10” scattered on an area of 374.52 Sq. Kms. in the northern part of the Sind Province in the Central Indus Basin of Pakistan. The Indus River passes through the center and north east of the block. The Badani area is adjoined with the Khandkot and Kashmore by a road, apart from these roads access can be made along canals, tracks and forestry fire breaks.

LOCATION MAP OF BADANI
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KASHMORE JACOBABAD JHAL JHATPAT JACOBABAD KANDHKOT-20 DHANDI QADIRPUR BADAR GHOTKI MARI X-1

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SABZAL MARI EAST

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SARA SUKKUR SULTAN MAZARANI LARKANA SUKKUR KANDARA KHAIRPUR PIR BARI

MIANO SAGYUN Dry Hole Gas Well GORWAR KADDANWARI

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BADANI BLOCK
GEOLOGICAL SETTING:
This block is part of the Central Indus Basin, which is part of the Indian Plate. The Indian Plate drifted from Gondwana during Mesozoic and collided with the Eurasian Plate in Early Tertiary, initiating fold belt development and creating frontal depressions and troughs in the vicinity of the collision zone and north and northwesterly tilted platform on the distal side of the plate. Some rifted features were developed in southeastern part of the Indian Plate due to the anti clockwise rotation in the north and northwesterly compressing plate, Sukker Rift Zone is one of them. GEOLOGICAL SETTINGS OF BADANI

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The two geological structures Khand-Kot-Qadirpur High and the Mari Structures passes through this block. The relationship between Mari and Khandkot High is very complex and interference between the two is anticipated to set up structural closures with in the Badani Block. The Wrench faulting that is oriented in NNW-SSE appears to be a response to the Sinistrial Strike Slip regime, which was induced by the convergence of the Indian Craton and the Afghan Plate. Substantial thickening of the Sui Limestone was noted in the Sui Field relative to the Khandkot field, this shelfedge refeel trend is interpreted to pass through or close to the northern part of the Badani Block. It may also be possible that the play fairway for the Kadanwari/Miano gas sand may wrap around the Mari High and extend into the Badani Block.

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0 6900’E

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1200000 KASHMORE 1

KANDHKOT 1

BADANI BLOCK
2400000 DHANO 1

QADIRPUR 5 GHOTKI 1
0 2800’N

BADAR

QADIRPUR WEST 1 MARI MARI E3 TANOT 1 TANOT 4 TANOT 3

SARA 1
MARI E2

JALALWALA 1 DANDIWALA 2 DANDWALA 1

SADEWALA 1 KHARATAR KHARATAR
0 2730’N

RAHHERA TIBBA 1 SHAHGARH 3 GHOT ARU 1 BT-1 MIANO 1 SHAHGARH 1 DANGIWALA 1 SHAHGARH 2 KADANWARI 3 KADANWARI 1 GHUMARWALI 2 SHUHARWALI BT-3 BT-2 RAHGARTH

LANG 1

GORUAR
0 2700’N

KADANWARI 4

ADIANI FIELDS IN HABIB RAHI FM. POSSIBLE DISTRIBUTION OF BASAL GHAZIJ SAND

FIELDS IN SUI LST. 1000000 1000000 POSSIBLE PINCHOUT OF LWR CRET SAND (e.g. KADANWARI)

S. LIMIT OF PAB FM ZONE OF WRENCH FAULTING 2630’N MAIN STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS 0

BADANI BLOCK
STRATIGRAPHY:
The strata at the surface in this area is covered by alluvium, all the lithologies are encountered in the drilled wells. The formation encountered in the subsurface in descending order are Nari Formation, Kirthar Formation, Darazinda Formation, Pirkoh Formation, Sirki Formation, Habib Rahi Limestone, Ghazij Formation, Sui Upper Limestone and Sui Main Limestone of Eocene age. Also, in the adjoining areas, Mesozoic lithologies are producing in the different wells. MIDDLE INDUS SCHEMATIC STRATIGRAPHY

SOURCE RESERVOIR SHOWS SEAL LITHOLOGY (KADANWARI) SW ALLUVIUM / SAND IMMATURE (MARI) NE PRESENT MATURITY AGE ERA TECTONIC EVOLUTION TYPE COMMENTS / PLAY TYPE

QUATE- PER. RNARY IOD

EPOCH RECENT PLIOPLEISTOCENE MIOCENE

FORMATION

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CAINZOIC CENZOIC TERTIARY...
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