Organic Petrography
Log In  |  Site Map  | 
The Discover Group Logo Consulting Petrophysicists & Consulting Geologists
Home Services About Us Staff Projects Resources Contact Us

Discovery Group Home > Petrophysical & Geological Services > Organic Petrography

An accurate picture of thermal maturity of a source rock is crucial for understanding and exploring for both conventional and unconventional resources. The industry standard for evaluating thermal maturity is vitrinite reflectance analysis, a technique that requires both specialized equipment and technical expertise. The Discovery Group is one of the few organizations that has these capabilities. We have complete sample preparation facilities in-house, two high-quality microscopes devoted solely to measuring vitrinite reflectance, and several trained organic petrographers on staff. We primarily study regional-scale thermal maturity questions by examining coal or coaly material, but we can also analyze maceral reflectance and fluorescence in shale.

Vitrinite reflectance histogram for coaly material in the J-sandstone of the DJ Basin.

The Discovery Group ©
Geologist & Petrophysicist in Denver
6795 East Tennessee Ave, Suite 500, Denver, CO 80224