Core Repository

Core Repositories and Drill Core Libraries

A huge wealth of information remains locked within every metre of core stored in a repository. Often research cruises, onshore drilling programmes, or industry projects go to great expense to acquire new core material when in some cases the same questions could be answered from previously acquired core. Geotek’s Core Workstation (MSCL-XYZ) systems and Multi-Sensor Core Logger (MSCL-S) are specifically designed, and perfectly adapted for these environments allowing researchers or industry to non-destructively acquire continuous data curves from previously forgotten core samples, thus rescuing data that otherwise would remain trapped within the repository.

In particular our Core Workstation (MSCL-XYZ) system allows core repository staff to load up to 10 m of core, including core boxes, into the system in one loading cycle. When budgets are tight the automated nature and multi-core feature enables repositories to reduce the number of staff required to operate the system and maximises the usable time of the machine because of the ability to run the system unattended throughout the evening. Ultimately automated core logging platforms enable geoscientists within the core store to conduct more science and less data acquisition and handling.

Unlock the value of stored core

Over the last 20 years Geotek have installed a number of Multi-Sensor Core Loggers within core repositories including: British Ocean Sediment Core Research Facility (BOSCORF) at the University of Southampton, the IODP core repository at the University of Bremen, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory at the University of Columbia, the Marine Geology Repository at Oregon State University, Byrd Polar Research Center Sediment Core Repository at Florida State University.