The FGS receives 2, 3 and 4 inch borehole core samples. The core sample collection currently includes: individual core segments (COR); core chips (CHP); continuous core (CCR); Standard Penetration Test (SPT) samples; rotosonic core (RTS); and vibracore (VBC). The collection also includes samples that are from the secondary analysis of core specimens, which we have catalogued as “secondary samples” (SAS) and “representative samples” (REP), which are often sediment or auger samples. Samples arrive in various containers, and many times must be reboxed for long term storage. The majority of our samples are stored in cardboard boxes, but many of the newer samples are stored in corregated or molded plastic boxes. For our 2 and 3 inch cores we have boxes that hold 8-10 feet of sample, similar to traditional NQ core boxes. These boxes are 25.5 x 13 x 2.5 inches. Our 4 inch cores are stored in cardboard boxes with dimensions 26 x 9 x 4.5 inches. Boxes are labeled with a designated W number, well name and the intervals contained in each box. Intervals are also marked in the boxes by using wooden blocks and all labels are made in permanent marker. The collection is housed in our main depository is stationary shelving. The average core is 337 ft but the collection includes samples ranging from total depths of 10 ft bls to non-continuous Oil and Gas samples with depths greater than 15,000 ft bls.
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“FGS Core Collection 2018”
|usageTrend||The trend is expected to increase both internally and externally. Internal projects have been on the rise especially those that require sampling of cores and core analysis. We also expect an increase in external visitors as awareness of our collection increase and as the samples become more relevant.|