PetroStrat World Class Laboratory Services

At PetroStrat, we provide world-class laboratory services and products at four laboratory sites including Houston (USA), New Orleans (USA), Northwich (England), and our main laboratory facilities in Conwy (Wales). We have an extensive knowledge and experience base to provide high-quality products for a variety of routine biostratigraphy and petrographic preparation services. These services have been further developed for offshore work with 22 wellsite technicians with extensive experience on offshore facilities around the globe. Innovation is at our core, adapting techniques to be at the forefront of laboratory efficiency and excellence. Our facilities are high quality, and we follow our ISO accredited processes (9001, 14001, and 45001) to constantly attain the highest standard and quality across all our facilities to bring projects in on time, in budget and safely for all our clients. We are proud, to provide excellent communication with our clients, and we listen and offer the best tailor-made services and products.

Our services include:


Biostratigraphy is the cornerstone of our laboratories. We have proven extensive knowledge and track record expertise in these laboratory services including:

β€’ Lithology sets
β€’ Micropaleontology preparation and picking
β€’ Nannopalaeontology
β€’ Soxhlet Extraction
β€’ HF-Acid Palynology
β€’ Megaspores
β€’ Kerogen
β€’ Acetolysed Slides

Petrographic Thin Section

We provide high-quality petrographic thin sections, including polished sections. A tailor-made service that can be used across many types of samples and services including:

β€’ Concrete
β€’ Archaeological
β€’ Environmental
β€’ Outcrops/core/SWC
β€’ Ditch cuttings

Using our techniques, and expertise we can find a solution to suit different sample types and different product requirements.

Wellsite and other services

Biostratigraphic and petrographic preparation services are provided offshore and onshore with our own specialised kits for:

β€’ Micropaleontology
β€’ Nannopalaeontology
β€’ Acid Palynology
β€’ Non-Acid Palynology
β€’ Thin Section

We also provide other services in our laboratories including:

β€’ SEM stubs
β€’ Heavy minerals
β€’ Stable isotopes

We are always wanting to go a step further, and our preparation services can be utilised by a number of industries, not just those in the traditional energy sector. If you need any specialised laboratory services that are not listed above, please contact us to discuss your requirements further with our Laboratory Managers and Deputies at or general enquires at If you prefer to call our main Conwy Laboratory number is (+ 44) 01492 562250.


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