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DRD provides complete range of drilling services for the exploration of metallic and non metallic minerals:

  • Mineral Exploration Drilling
  • Resource Confirmation Studies
  • Sampling of Rocks and Minerals
  • Geological Logging
  • Hydrogeological Studies
  • Construction of Deep Water Wells & Injection Wells
  • Dewatering Open Pit Mines

Latest News

Bolan Mining Enterpises

Deep Rock Drilling (Pvt.) Limited (DRD) has been successfully completed the Project of inclined Boreholes drilling for Exploration of Barite Lead/Zinc mineralization at Gunga, Khuzdar, Balochistan for Bolan Mining Enterprises-BME (a Joint Venture between Government of Balochistan and Pakistan Petroleum Limited).

China Machinery Engineering Corporation / Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company

Deep Rock Drilling (Pvt.) Limited (DRDPL) has accomplished the task of "Geotechnical Investigation for Open-Pit Lignite Mine at Block-II" Thar Coalfield, Sindh, Pakistan for China Machinery Engineering Corporation / Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company.

UK - Pak Coal Conference 2012

An International Conference was organized by the faculty of engineering of the Leeds University, United Kingdom and Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Islamabad from 3rd to 5th of July 2012 at Leeds University, UK.

Sindh Coal Authority (Sindh Government)

Currently DRDPL is working on Feasibility Study / Preparation of Water Master Plan, including Hydrogeological Water Supply and Wastewater Management Studies for Thar Coalfield, in consortium with Environmental Management Consults (EMC), Schlumberger Water Services and Digby Wells Environmental, UK for Sindh Coal Authority (Sindh Government).


DRD - Company Overview & Services Brochure

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About Us

It is with earnest gratitude towards Allah that we reiterate the rapid progress and success of DRD, not duplicated by many other mineral exploration companies of Pakistan.

Deep Rock Drilling (Private) Limited was established in 1984 with an objective to offer superior quality of services in water well and mineral exploration drilling. Over the years, the company has grown steadily in size and scope achieving international standards through technological enhancement and employing leading professionals in the field.

The challenges of mineral exploration drilling, water well installation and geophysical logging were handled successfully by our team of professionals. In the process of growth, DRD has acquired a fleet of state-of-the-art equipment which now consists of 12 rigs for core drilling and 4 rigs for water well construction with complete set-up of allied equipment and expertise. In recent past we were aggressively engaged in major coal exploration and water well installation activities in Thar Coalfield.

We have been able to maintain international standards of drilling in all our projects. We have accumulated over 100,000 meter of diamond core drilling with minimum core recovery level of 95%; and 120,000 meter of water well drilling for hydrogeological studies and installation of deep tube wells and piezometer wells. Our technical experts have been able to produce internationally vetted coal resource estimation reports of very high quality. DRD is registered with National Drilling Association and Pakistan Engineering Council.

Now, we are fully capable to undertake any mineral exploration drilling project in and outside Pakistan. We have acquired the capacity to drill 5000 feet deep boreholes as per international standards in any terrain and conditions.

We aim to develop as a leading enterprise in drilling & mineral exploration, capable of working in challenging climatic conditions in all kind of terrain. DRD offer cost effective, innovative, customized and time effective solutions with the support of professionally trained human resource. State of the art equipment are being utilized to avail every opportunity for expansion globally. At the same time we are trying to diversify to continue to discover new horizon for the systematic and aggressive growth.

We have earned the title of leading national mineral exploration company. The seamless integration of services enables us to provide comprehensive services in technical advice, feasibility studies, due diligence, confidential internal reviews and preparation of final reports as per international standards.

DRD is grateful to its cliental for the trust and confidence reposed in our capacity and capability.

DRD Team

Mr. Ismail Hasan
Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Ismail Hasan established DRDPL in 1984. He has rich hands-on experience of groundwater development projects throughout the country and has successfully led and entrenched the company into the complex mineral exploration and drilling sector. He holds a MBA degree and grassroots drilling and all-round technical experience enabled him to put the business and the company on financially viable and technically sophisticated foundations. He is an excellent team leader with futuristic vision and a bold and determined worker seeking the self assigned goals.


Mr. Mirza Talib Hasan
MS Geology, USA / Member-AIG Australia
Technical Advisor
He is former DG of Geological Survey of Pakistan and has more than 47 years of experience in his field. MS in Geology with specialization in Coal & Utilization from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA.

Brig (R) Shahjahan Ali Khan
MBA (HRM),M.Sc. (War Studies)
Executive Director, Overseas Operations

Over three decades of multifarious experience of the Armed Forces and robust academic background has enabled him to provide effective leadership in the overseas operations. He has a clear vision of the international trends in the mineral exploration industry and is a high value advisor for the company.


Engr. Mohammad Waris Hussain
B.E (Mechanical)
Manager (Engineering & Inventory)

25 years of experience with PPL and 9 years experience with KarachiShipyard. He has strong technical, leadership and managerial skills. He has managed mega complex engineering projects and has led large teams of engineers, technicians, skilled and unskilled workers.



Mrs. Saman Wasif
M.Sc. Geology (Petroleum & Engineering Geology)
Manager Geology

She is serving DRD since 2008 and has worked on different projects related to coal and mineral exploration, reserves estimation and hydrogeological studies. She is well versed in using various software programs. She is a keen worker and has shown great initiatives towards carrying out new assignments.

Brig. Mansoor Ahmad (R)
B.Sc. Civil Engineering
Team Leader (R&D, Strategic Planning)

He has over 42 years of civil and army experience. As MD, KW&SB he has managed large construction projects of the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank.




Mr. Azhar Qadri

Manager Contracts & Clients Coordination

He has over 22 years of experience in diversified fields. He is well versed with latest drilling technologies and can manage and execute complex drilling operations.



Prof. Dr. Shamim A. Siddiqui
Ph.D and M.Sc (Geology) / Member-AIG Australia
Technical Advisor - Coal Geology

He is a former Professor of the Department of Geology Karachi University. He has 42 years of teaching and research experience in the field of Geology.




Mrs. Rahmat Rahimoon
Manager HR & Finance

She has over 7 years of rich experience in Accounts, Finance, Administration and HR. She is highly motivated and dedicated worker and ameticulous manager of complex company affairs.




Syed Aftab Alam
Masters in Petroleum Geology

He has an experience of more than 30 years. He served as a scientist in KFUPM/RI and worked on different mega projects for Saudi Aramco, Saudi Electric, and Royal Commission, EIA projects etc. He is trained and experienced Hydrogeologist and proficient in underground water aquifer management/contamination, deep water drilling, groundwater fluctuation, water quality monitoring.



Operational Scope

The main operating capacities of DRD are:

  • Mineral Exploration Drilling
  • Resource Confirmation Studies
  • Sampling of Rocks and Minerals
  • Geophysical Logging
  • Hydrogeological Studies
  • Construction of Deep Water Wells & Injection Wells
  • Dewatering Open Pit Mines

Mineral Exploration Drilling

DRD can deliver efficient Diamond Core Drilling services for mineral exploration and mining. We have the latest drilling equipment. We can undertake exploration drilling in all types of terrain and weather conditions ranging from deserts to mountainous regions. Our drilling operations are always conducted while giving high priority to safety and environmental protection.

Resource Confirmation Studies

DRD has proven track-record of high percentage of core recovery. We can execute confirmation drilling to convert inferred resource estimation into indicated/measured resource estimation.

Sampling of Rocks & Minerals

DRD has rich experience to draw samples from the mineral cores as per the standard. DRD can draw samples for Chemical, Geotechnical and Physical analysis. DRD can provide core and non-core samples as per the requirement of the client. DRD can also obtain water samples for hydrogeological studies.

Geophysical Logging

DRD had initiated geophysical logging services in Nov. 2008 and has emerged as a reliable company committed to provide advanced acquisition and data processing services. Our experienced team have worked at national and international levels, and has the required experience to accomplish the projects related to mineral and groundwater investigations. Wireline logging for coal exploration is specialty of DRD and we have the state of the art Digital Logging System capable of delineating coal seams within cased boreholes.

Hydrogeological Studies

DRD is fully equipped with truck mounted drilling rigs for Production wells and construction of Piezometers for the Hydrogeological studies. DRD is the only company in Pakistan which has executed 30 days uninterrupted long pumping test under supervision of the World Bank consultants. DRD possess all related software for aquifer characterization and have varied experience to undertake variety of hydrogeological studies.

Construction of Deep Water Wells & Injection Wells

DRD has long and rich experience in construction of water wells, it has been instrumental in raising the standards of water well installation and construction in Pakistan. DRD has large clientele all over the country. DRD has constructed around 500 water wells, Injection wells (Oil & Gas sector) and Dewatering wells for mining projects.

Dewatering Open Pit Mines

DRD can execute dewatering efficiently. DRD with its extensive background of construction of tubewell since its inception is strategically placed to undertake dewatering operation related to open pit mining. We have executed water injection well at Kadanwari Gas Field, District Khairpur, Sindh and recently constructed 57 wells in different areas of Sindh.

Our Clients

Major Projects Completed

  • Sindh Coal Authority:
    (i) Exploration of Coal Resources in Block-III(B), VII, VIII, IX, X, XI and XII of Thar Coalfield.
    (ii) Ground Water Exploration Drilling for construction and installation of 57 Tube Wells at District Thatta, Badin, Mithi, Umerkot and Tharparkar.
  • Oracle Coal Field, UK:
    (i) Investigation Borehole Drilling & Geophysical Logging for Coal at District Badin, under the supervision of Dargo Associates & SRK Consultants.
    (ii) Investigation Borehole Drilling & Geophysical Logging for Coal at Block-VI of Thar Coalfield, under the supervision of Dargo Associates & SRK Consultants
  • Eni Pakistan Limited:
    (i) Core Drilling for Environmental Investigation of Eni Gas Field at Halel, Bhit, District Dadu, Sindh
    (ii) Drilling, Designing and Installation of Injection Wells for Lasmo Oil Pakistan at Kadanwari Gas Field, District Khairpur, Sindh
    (iii) Drilling, Designing and Installation of Water Wells for Lasmo Oil/Eni Pakistan
  • Lakhra Coal Miners:
    (i) Investigation Borehole Drilling for Coal at Lakhra Coalfield, District Jamshoro, Sindh
  • Engro Pakistan:
    (i) Hydrogeological Investigation at Block-II of Thar Coalfield, under the supervision of RWE Group Consultants
  • Coal & Energy Development Department, GoS:
    (i) 30-Day Long Pump Test at Block-II of Thar Coalfield, under the supervision of World Bank Team of Hydrogeology Wing for developing Water Master Plan of Thar Coalfield.

For Complete list of projects and details please CLICK HERE

Health & Safety Policy:

DRD is committed to work in a safe and healthy environment. It is our earnest endeavor to complete all minor and major jobs/tasks within allotted time with no loss of any kind with "ZERO TOLERANCE" in the following :

  • Injuries to employees
  • Mechanical upholds
  • Time losses
  • Environment impact
  • Financial losses

DRD is the first company in private sector of Pakistan to achieve 120,000 LTI hours. While we are very proud of our achievements and records, nonetheless, we are determined to continuously move upwards in our health and safety management system which encompasses training of staff, adherence to procedures, flow of information, risk assessment and ensuring to take corrective and precautionary measures.

Comprehensive health and safety policy have given DRD, its international and local clients firm basis to trust in DRD and its employees for the last two decades. Furthermore, DRD is under way to devise various committees to regularly monitor and upgrade the system. This will make sure that every employee will go home with ZERO harm because healthy employees mean healthy DRD. Please contact HSE@drd.com.pk to view all the policies and procedures.

DRD Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Deep Rock Drilling (Private) Limited uses and protects any information that you give while visiting our website i.e. www.drd.com.pk

DRD is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, and then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

DRD may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.
We may collect the following information:

(i) Name and Job Title
(ii) Contact information including email address
(iii) Demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
(iv) Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

(i) Internal record keeping.
(ii) We may use the information to improve our products and services.
(iii) We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
(iv)From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Use of cookies:

We may use cookies to track how people use this website in order to manage and improve the site. This information cannot be used to identify you and cookies are not used for advertising or promotional purposes.

Third party Sites:

DRD is not responsible for the content or privacy guidelines of third party sites to which we link.

Access to information:

If you have a question about our privacy policies, wish to request a copy of any information we hold about you or believe that we hold incorrect information please contact us at info@drd.com.pk

UK - Pak Coal Conference 2012

An International Conference was organized by the faculty of engineering of the Leeds University, United Kingdom and Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Islamabad from 3rd to 5th of July 2012 at Leeds University, UK.


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Contact DRD

Corporate Office:

DRD House
10/15-2A, Block-3, Hussaini Co-operative Housing Society,University Road, Karachi-74800 Pakistan.
Tel: (+92) 21- 34913160 & 34911213
Fax: (+92) 21-34913179
Email: info@drd.com.pk


Baba Hydrant, Near Khayaban-e-Sharif, Sector 51-A, Ahsanabad, KDA Scheme-33, Gulshan-e-Maymar,
Off Super Highway, Karachi, Pakistan.
Telephone: (+92)-21-36870174 - 6
E-mail: info@drd.com.pk

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