Mari Seismic Services Unit (MSU)

Global Technology with Local Advantage:

Mari Seismic Services Unit provides globally acclaimed technology for land Seismic Data Acquisition, which has been tried and tested under diverse environmental and geological challenges.

Equipment History:

MSU which was established in 2012 is committed to achieve excellence and remains in quest to acquire the latest gadgetry/equipment as seeking technological advancements is a business priority.

Adherence to the best industry practices/international standards, safeguarding client’s interest and above all implementation of stringent measures to ensure data protection are always accorded highest priorities. Nonetheless, the seasoned professionals of MSU complementing the aforesaid play a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth sail of MSU ship.


The achievements made by MSU so far are as below:

  1. Technology Induction:

    Recent inductions of state of the art Sercel 508 XT (topnotch recording equipment at the moment) along with Tractor Mounted Drill Rigs (HY-T100D), French EMCI Jacrobe/Man portable Rigs, Compressors (Model Atlas Copco XAVS 206C Portable) and Jackhammers (Cobra Combi) is a testimony to this fact. This trend does not only serve as a force multiplier for MSU but also figures it out as one of the most modernized crew amongst the arena of contemporary outfits.

  1. 2015 – 1080 Sq. Kms 3D Data acquisition Mari D&P Lease:

    MSU as part of its ‘maiden project’ acquired 1080 Sq. Kms 3D data in Mari Development and Production Lease area which was successfully completed in December 2015 in the face of all the stiff hurdles and demographic challenges. MSU in its first assignment had set extremely high acquisition standards which were possible only through latest recording equipment and top class human resource. The quality of data acquired in Mari 3D has been appreciated by the quality control department as well as the client. Based on the Data acquired by MSU, MPCL has successfully drilled Shabaz –I and Shaheen-I during the FY 2015-16. MSU feels proud as its equipment and professionals are the ‘best’ in Pakistan, much better than foreign crews operating locally.

  2. 2016 – 528 Sq. Kms 3D Sujawal Block:

    Pursuant to acquisition in Mari E&P, the crew mobilized to Sujawal for initially acquisition of 410 Sq. Km 3D data which was later increased to 528 Sq.Km. MSU successfully completed the data acquisition of Sujawal 3D well ahead of the target date only in 107 days flat.

    During the data acquisition process of Sujawal 3D, due to professional approach and commitment MSU team acquired 15.2 Sq.Km (1014 SPs) seismic data in a single day despite numerous challenges pertaining to terrain, land permitting, water bodies and security. Again, the data earned tremendous appreciation on account of quality.

    Later, in November, 2016 MSU was assigned to Acquire 35 LKms 2D Data in Sujawal Block. The project was successfully completed on December 10, 2016; again well ahead of the target date. The quality of data acquired in Sujawal 2D has been much appreciated by the quality control department as well as the client, despite being the first 2D Data acquisition project of MSU.

  3. 2017 – 758.76 2D LKms Sukkur Block:

    On 25 August, 2017, MSU started working on Sukkur 2D project and successfully acquired 758.76 LKms seismic data maintaining high standards of quality. In 2018, Bannu 2D project started in February and successfully concluded in April by acquiring 98.6 LKm.

    Project Start End Acquisition
    Mari (P-I) Oct-12 Oct-14 200 (SqKm)
    Mari (P-II) Nov-14 Dec-15 880 (SqKm)
    Sujawal 3D Jan-16 May-16 527.69 (SqKm)
    Sujawal 2D Nov-16 Dec-16 35 (LKm)
    Sukkur 2D Aug-17 Dec-17 756.56 (LKm)
    Bannu 2D (P-I) Feb-18 Apr-18 98.6 (LKm)


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