Badley Ashton

April 2021, Virtual Petrophysics and Badley Ashton entered into a partnership that will enable joint services in the field of applied geoscience to the energy sector, which includes CCUS, renewables such as geothermal energy, and oil and gas reservoir characterisation, both in conventional and unconventional resource exploration and development.

Badley Ashton was established in 1982 as a high quality geoscience consultancy, providing specialist reservoir description and prediction advice to the oil and gas industry worldwide. Thirty-five years on, our emphasis on quality remains the same today, with a progressive ethos driven by continuous scientific excellence.

Our high-calibre staff meet clients’ needs worldwide from offices in the UK, USA, the Sultanate of Oman and the UAE. With nearly 40 years in the industry, from its headquarters in the UK, Badley Ashton has substantial experience in the UK and Norwegian sectors of the North Sea, the Caspian area, North and West Africa, the Middle East, Alaska, the Gulf of Mexico, Australia’s North Western Shelf and many other regions around the world.

Our offices are in Lincoln UK, Houston USA, Abu Dhabi UAE, tel: +44 1507 588353;;

H2 Laboratories

In May 2021, Virtual Petrophysics and Green Imaging Technologies/H2 Laboratories entered a partnership to offer an enhanced NMR petrophysical service to our customers. These services include the use of NMR core plug measurements to calibrate and reprocess client NMR logs and offer basic and advanced interpretations services.

GIT/H2 has a fully equipped NMR core analysis lab with routine and specialized testing capabilities. Our suite of measurements includes downhole well log calibration, 2D mapping for fluid typing, and capillary pressure, among others. Our instrument capabilities range from 2Mz to 23MHz, handling samples from cuttings to 4” in diameter. The GIT/H2 team are experts in NMR rock core analysis and are continually training on the latest techniques. We have a strong focus on research with the goal of getting the most data possible from our client’s rock cores.

Our lab is in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, E3A 8V2; tel: +1 (506) 458-9992;;


Core Specialist Services entered a partnership with Virtual Petrophysics to provide core analysis management to their clients. Core Specialist Services are an independent consultancy with extensive experience of Core related data acquisition.

Covering all aspects of Core based data acquisition, Core Specialist Services principal areas of expertise are project management related to:

  • Coring – planning to core and wellsite core handling
  • Routine Core Analysis (RCA) – from vendor selection though to final report
  • Special Core Analysis (SCAL) – Petrophysics and Reservoir Engineering (including core flood Simulation and History Matching)
  • Formation Damage (all aspects)

For operators who do not have in-house expertise, or time to manage these projects which are often complex with many stakeholders and a range of service providers, having Core Specialist Services act as the focal point between user and provider is the ideal solution. We take the data further by applying rigorous Quality Control protocols and ensure the study outputs are fit for purpose for use by the end users.

Core Specialist Services have worldwide network of Subject Matter Expert in a wide range of subjects from petrophysics (Virtual Petrophysics} to reservoir engineering, geochemistry, structural geology, geomechanics and much more, who can be brought into the team as required.

Core Specialist Services were founded in 2010, by Craig Lindsay who is a former President of the Society of Core Analysts. From our base in Aberdeen we manage projects and supply personnel for projects worldwide.

The company is registered in Scotland,

Dar Engineering & Technology Services

Dar Engineering & Technology Services has a comprehensive routine and Special Core Analysis (SCAL) facility located in Dammam. Additionally, a unique rig site sampling and preservation service is offered, which greatly reduces the data turnaround time and improves the accuracy of critical parameters such as Swi. Other related services including mineralogical analysis, steady-state & unsteady-state relative permeabilities, electrical resistivity parameters, and data modeling services are offered through our technology partners – with ongoing technology transfer programs aiming to make these services available locally in the coming years.

Our head office is located in Dhahran with our Core Lab based in Dammam Industrial City-1, Saudi Arabia tel: +966 (0)13 814 4503;;