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Biostratigraphic services include Foraminifera, Calcareous Nannoplankton, Palynology, Ostracods, Conodonts, Siliceous microfossils, Well-site biostratigraphy, Stratigraphic reviews, Correlation studies, and multi-disciplinary integrated studies, in addition to chronostratigraphic and Paleoenvironment analysis. Our work is running in a clean and safe environment.

All output produced by Strarabugs Software application

Micropaleontological Analysis

 Involves the study of :

  • Calcareous microfossils (Foraminifera, Ostracods)
  • Siliceous microfossils (diatoms and radiolarian)
  • Phosphatic (conodonts)

It is important for rock units identification , age dating, biozonation, assess the depositional environment since different micro fauna are found associated with different water depths and also the planktonic benthonic ratio has a valuable indication.

Palynological Analysis

Involves the study of organic-walled microfossils groups as :

  • Spores & pollen
  • Palynomorphs
  • Dinoflaggelate cysts (dinocysts)
  • Acritachs
  • Marine and freshwater algae
  • Chitinozoa
Palynofacies analysis involves spore coloration and visual kerogen analysis which used to assess the thermal maturation and source rock potentiality.

Calcareous Nannoplankton Analysis

This covers the study of nannofossils, which are the smallest of the microfossil groups, This group includes:

  • Coccoliths 
  •  Nannoliths
  • Calpionellids

It ranges from 0.25 to 30 μm in size. Nannofossils are calcareous and examined in transmitted light. They need polarization techniques for positive identifications to be made.

Wellsite Biostratigraphy

     Foraminifera and Nannoplankton analyses can be performed on the offshore and onshore sites

  • The quick results give a preliminary evaluation of the age and environment of the penetrated sequences.
  • On-site analysis is of great importance for:
  1. Biostratigraphic monitoring
  2. Predict the penetration of high or low-pressure intervals to assist the detection of the casing points
  3. Predict the penetration of reservoir intervals
  4. Confirm that drilling objectives have been met before terminating the well.
  5. Continuous monitoring in complex structural areas to confirm pre-drill models and modify them
  6. Pick coring points, eliminating the need for expensive bypass holes.
  7. Sub-salt steering up or down dip to reach the target.
  8. Biosteering to keep inclined or horizontal in desired reservoir interval.