Vitrinite reflectance of dispersed organic matter

Reflectance of organoclasts is a standard tool in maturation studies for petroleum source rocks. State of the art, precision microscopes are used to examine polished grain mounts. Along with vitrinite, reflectance measurement of representative inertinites, bitumen, graptolites, chitinozoans and colonial algae such as Gloecapsomorpha are made when present and fluorescence observations are routinely carried out. Visual estimation of organic matter type and abundance is made. ERC staff hold International Committee of Coal and Organic petrology (ICCP) accreditation for vitrinite reflectance of dispersed organic matter matter. We have extensive experience of over 30 years in rocks of Cambrian and younger ages. Results are reported to industry best practice in standard reports.