1-832-349-5065

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Petrographic Services for the Petroleum Industry

Ryan H. McLin

Sedimentary Petrology Consultant

Clastic, Carbonate, and Unconventional Reservoirs


Cost Structure   (Effective December 2013)


For Clastic Petrography  (all thin sections stained for K-feldspar and carbonate minerals; Touchstone 7  simulation model inputs for reservoir quality prediction negotiable upon request)


Basic Thin Section Analysis: includes 300/sample point count for grain size and modal analysis

  • $295/sample (includes thin section preparation)
  • $250/sample (does not include thin section preparation)
  • Upcharge for rush services upon request (determined by availability)


Intermediate Thin Section Analysis: includes 300/sample point count for grain size, modal analysis, and digital annotated photomicrographs (2 per sample)

  • $345/sample (includes thin section preparation)
  • $300/sample (does not include thin section preparation)


Comprehensive Thin Section Analysis: includes 300/sample point count for grain size, modal analysis, digital annotated photomicrographs (2 per sample), and interpretive report

  • $375/sample (includes thin section preparation)
  • $330/sample (does not include thin section preparation)


Thin Section Grain Size Analysis: includes 100 measurements/sample

  • $90/sample


Thin Section Grain Coat Analysis: includes 50 grain measurements by visual and image processing methods

  • $50/sample


Macropore Morphometrics: i.e. length, width, area, perimeter, and distributions of these properties by image analysis

  • $50/image


For Carbonate and Unconventional Petrography (all thin sections stained for carbonate minerals)


Basic Thin Section Analysis: includes assessment of lithology and  digital annotated photomicrographs (2 per sample)

  • $145/sample (includes thin section preparation)
  • $100/sample (does not include thin section preparation)


Comprehensive Thin Section Analysis: includes assessment of lithology, sedimentary features, vein mineralization, biotic and organic components, visible pore structures, matrix components such as clays and secondary cementation, digital annotated photomicrographs (5 per sample), and interpretive report

  • $295/sample (includes thin section preparation)
  • $250/sample (does not include thin section preparation)


Other Services Upon Agreement May Include:

  • 2-dimensional scanning electron microscopy (SEM) analysis/interpretation/photomicrograph/EDS
  • Core description
  • Basic SEM image analysis, point counting, and morphometrics
  • Geomechanical data interpretation and incorporation with petrological data