Standard Sample Preparation and Examination Service

Paleo-Data fully integrates sample preparation and examination services, optimizing efficiency and quality monitoring. Samples are examined for microfossil and nannofossil content concurrently in-house for the most effective communication and integration possible.  Furthermore, efficient information turn-around times of just a few hours to a few days are achievable, depending on quantity received. Paleontologists are on-call for 24-hour assistance with after-hours and weekend services available.  Examination includes quantitative or semi-quantitative data capture, but can also be customized in accordance with client-defined methodologies to best serve client needs.

Wellsite Service

With a staff of thirteen highly experienced biostratigraphers and seven lab technicians, Paleo-Data is prepared to meet all critical realtime biostratigraphic needs of our clients. Teams of nannofossil/foram specialists, located just one to two hours from major shorebases in South Louisiana, are available to travel onsite where immediate decisions need to be made utilizing biostratigraphic assistance. These include safety-critical subsalt stratigraphic/structural interpretations and correlations to help identify pressured section, casing points, faults, reservoir correlation/connectivity and TD points, saving critical rigtime costs.

Priority Service

Paleo-Data provides an expedient and economical “Priority Service” in situations where the biostratigaphic information is vital, but not as a basis for operational drilling decisions. A single sample technician can be placed on location to prepare nannofossil/foram samples for transport to shore daily or as often as transportation is available. Prepared samples are picked up by PDI, only 1-2 hours drive from shorebase, and delivered 24/7 directly to the paleontologist for examination, interpretation and reporting. Data is provided less than 24 hours behind bit depth.

Sample Delivery Service

Paleo-Data provides sample pick-up service from locations in South Louisiana and Texas to provide the most efficient and seamless operations for our clients; worry free from lost samples, delivery errors, or waiting on hotshot drivers. Our Lab Managers coordinate directly with rig and shore-based personnel to efficiently handle sample transport to our New Orleans facilities.

Workshops and Short Courses in applied biostratigraphy available to universities and industry

  • Lunch & Learn Seminars (1-2 hour presentation)
  • 2-4 hour workshop titled “A Users Guide to Working with Biostratigraphic Data”
  • 2-day intensive workshop in micropaleontology and applications of biostratigraphy to problem solving
  • Curricula outlines are available upon request

Client’s Needs

We are dedicated to meeting the needs of our clients. If a service or product of interest is not described here, do not hesitate to contact us with your request or question. For more information, visit our FAQ’s.

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