Pakistan Oil & Gas Program


Indigenous Natural Resources Development Program (INRDP)

Unique Hybrid Methodology


164 million barrels of Oil

24.6 trillion cubic feet of Gas


Massive Recoverable Reservoirs
Oil & Gas Value Chain

Our Focus

Seismic Acquisition - Processing - Interpretation

Unconventional Oil & Gas

Below Image: Industry Illustration

Project NOVA-6 Preamble

  • Since 1996 AMCO Engineering is pursuing Indigenous Natural Resources Development Program (INRDP).
  • Proposed Legal Structure: International Joint Venture (As per USA DoC & World Bank Guidelines).
  • Project Lead Companies: AMCO Engineering (AMCO) Pakistan and MUGHALS-RESOCHEM Corp. (MRC) USA.
  • Current Status: Although the Government of Pakistan (GoP) has announced the Gas Pricing Formula, however, the Group is waiting for GoP to legislate and publicly announce the Regulatory Framework.

Pakistan Undiscovered Resources

Source USGS

Project NOVA-6 Methodology

In addition to in-house resources, we engage industry renowned Experts; Consultants & Companies on Project-by-Project basis. Based on esteemed clients ToRs and requirements AMCO-MRC amasses best possible team of Multi-Discipline Engineers; ICT, Financial and Legal Consultants; Managers and qualified  Workforce, as per Terms of Reference.

Project NOVA-6 Background
  • Since 1996 AMCO Engineering is pursuing Indigenous Natural Resources Development Program (INRDP).
  • From 2003 to 2017, Pakistan and USA governments collaborated on multiple Oil & Gas Projects.
  • Based on June 2013 EIA report, Pakistan & USAID conducted field studies and in November 2015 jointly reconfirmed that Pakistan has massive technically recoverable deposits.
  • Currently, AMCO-MRC is the lead to acquire reliable and authenticated data to Study; Analyze; Interpret; Evaluate and Simulate the Earth Progressions using Gravity; Magnetic; Electrical and Seismic methods.
  • Government of Pakistan Gas Pricing Formula
  • For Onshore:

    From 6.15 US $/MMBTU - To 7.0 US $/MMBTU

    For Offshore:   

    Shallow            = 7 $/MMBTU

    Deep                = 8 $/MMBTU

    Ultra-Deep       = 9 $/MMBTU

Two Prong Strategy

Conversion of Coal To Liquid

Small & Mid Scale LNG

Pakistan Coal Reserves

World's Seventh Largest

Reservoirs Development

During 2017, USGS Reconfirmed

"Technically Recoverable Resources of 

164 million barrels of oil and 24.6 trillion cubic feet of gas

Region: Lower Indus Basin, Pakistan

Source URL:  U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Water Resources Integrated System (WARIS)

AMCO-MRC Houston Energy Conference 2014

During 2014, with the active participation of US State Department and Government of Pakistan (GoP), an Energy Conference was organized in Houston by Pakistan Consulate Houston Texas USA. During the conference, President RESOCHEM Corp. Dr. Aziz Ahmed Siddiqi presented the Action Plan and consequently RESOCHEM Corp. Director Special Projects Mr. Mohammad A. Mirza traveled to Pakistan. However, GoP decided to buy LNG from Qatar.

Image Below Houston, Texas USA

Dr. Aziz Siddiqi, 2nd from left, with Energy Conference Delegates

Image Below Islamabad, Pakistan: Haji Rafiq Perdasi, Chairman HMR Group &

Mr. Mohammad Afzal Mirza, Principal Group Director MRC USA

Pakistan & USAID Field Study

  • During 2014-15, following encouraging estimates provided by the US EIA, Government of Pakistan (GoP) with the technical assistance of USAID conducted field study and sent shale formation samples to USA to determine the prospects of reserves. 
  • During November 2015, after receiving input from USAID, GoP Reconfirmed the massive recoverable deposits of minimum 10 trillion cubic feet (TCF) of shale gas and 2.3 trillion of stock tank barrels (STB) of shale oil across the country. GoP has signed multiple Exploration and Petroleum Concessions Agreements with Pakistani and foreign companies.

USA Strategy

Coal to Liquid


As per National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) part of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOENational Laboratory SystemUnderground Coal Gasification (UCG) takes advantage of the same chemical reactions of coal to produce product gases, as those occurring in conventional gasifier reactors. The main difference is that in UCG the underground coal seam itself becomes the reactor, so that the gasification of the coal takes place underground instead of in a manufactured gasification vessel at the surface.

Images Below Source: NETL | EPA | DoE

Image Below: Mr. Mohammad Afzal Mirza Principal Group Director at OTC 2013 HOUSTON Texas USA

Image Below: Left Dr. Aziz Ahmed Siddiqi, President RESOCHEM; 

Mr. Mohammad Afzal Mirza, Principal Group Director at OTC 2014 HOUSTON Texas USA

Image Below: Team Energy During OTC 2015 Houston Texas USA

Proposed Solution

Public Private Partnership

Project NOVA-6

Phase-1 Scope of Work 

Technology Assessment and Adoption

MATRIX preparation of potential Positive and Negative consequences of the available Technologies; Economically Viable Prospects; Cost–Benefit Analysis; Organizational Readiness; Specialized Training of Proficient Workforce.

Autonomous Cyberspace (ICT) Platform

Digital Blueprint for Reservoir Life Cycle

Technical Assistance and Training

Provisioning of experts in specialized areas of Carbonate PlatformReservoir-Geology, Geophysical Seismic Data Acquisition; Processing;Modelling; Interpretation; Control; Management and Specialized Training.

Geophysical and Seismic Studies

Regional and Basin studies integrating existing Geological, Geophysical and Well Data in Indus Basin Pakistan, and a parallel study of Petroleum Geochemistry.

Seismic Program

Reprocessing of existing 2D Data; Acquisition and Processing of additional 5,177 square kilometer of new 3D Data; Gravity and Airmag Surveys; Equipment and Software for Geological and Geophysical surveys.

Exploratory Drilling

Based on results of Geophysical and Geological studies and Seismic Surveys, twelve (12) to eighteen (18) wells.

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About AMCO Engineering 

AMCO Engineering (AMCO) is ISO Certified multi-discipline Professional Engineering legal entity and a member of Pakistan Engineering Council

Since 1996, AMCO Engineering is pursuing Indigenous Natural Resources Development Program (INRDP).

During 2015, after restructuring, AMCO including Mining Sector in its portfolio and  now offers a wide array of Mining; Geophysical and Seismic Services from Basin Evaluation to Enhanced Reservoir Characterization to Operational Efficiency by using reliable state-of-the-art seismic acquisition technologies and industry-leading acquisition techniques to solve complex Computational, Simulation and Visualization challenges facing Energy and Mining sectors.

AMCO packages include Hardware, Software and Specialized Training for both Public and Private sectors to Study; Acquire; Analyze; Interpret; Evaluate and Simulate the Earth Progressions using Gravity; Magnetic; Electrical and Seismic methods.

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