About Us

Established in 1968, Paleo-Data® is an employee-owned, centralized, full-service micropaleontological consulting firm specializing in Onshore Gulf Coast and Offshore Gulf of Mexico biostratigraphic services. Over 13,000 Offshore and 4,900 Onshore wells have been examined in-house utilizing a consistent biostratigraphic framework for optimum uniformity and accuracy in stratigraphic correlation. Well reports are available individually, or as packages in a variety of formats for integration into a fully comprehensive geologic database.


PDI Offshore GOM well data control map

Global Experience

Along with the most extensive expertise in the Gulf Coast USA, Paleo-Data has performed biostratigraphic analyses across the globe, including Mozambique, Egypt, Colombia, Australia and France (see map below).



Paleo-Data’s staff includes thirteen biostratigraphers specializing in benthic/planktonic foraminifera and calcareous nannofossils from Jurassic through Quaternary ages, and a full-time support staff of lab and clerical personnel. Additionally, our relationship with RPS-Ichron enables palynology services to be offered through PDI utilizing their worldwide expertise.

Art Waterman, President/CEO, Senior Biostratigrapher
Ryan Weber, Vice President and Manager of Biostratigraphy
Thomas Reilly, Senior Nannofossil Biostratigrapher
Rhonda Roederer, Senior Foram Biostratigrapher
Richard George, Senior Foram Biostratigrapher
Jordan Edmunds, Staff Foram Biostratigrapher
Donna Lacoste, Administrative Manager
Calvin Gordon, Lab Manager
Nicholas Myers, Staff Nannofossil Specialist
Brandon Parker, Staff Foram Biostratigrapher
Yanbin Lu, Staff Nannofossil Biostratigrapher
Aaron Avery, Staff Nannofossil Specialist
Tom Shunick, Senior Foram Biostratigraphic Consultant
Albert F. Porter, Jr., emeritus, Senior Nannofossil Biostratigraphic Consultant
Michael Center, emeritus, Senior Foram and Nannofossil Biostratigraphic Consultant


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