How to get started working with a paleontologist
1. Inform the paleontologist of your objectives, depositional and structural concepts.
2. Gather all the available paleo available and have it evaluated by a paleontologist.
(A paleontologist experienced with the area paleo and paleo history)
3. Traded or exchanged paleo and paleo from major companies may have been modified.
4. The paleo may be from unknown sources, taken from log correlations or even false.
5. Available paleo may have originated from as far back as the 1940’s.
6. Prior to the 1960’s most paleo consultants did not identify paleoenvironments.
7. Prior to 1980 most paleo consultants were very light on the use of planktic forams.
8. In the 1950’s less than 50 index forams were in common use for the Gulf Coast Tertiary.
9. Today paleontologists use over 200 planktic and benthic foraminifera.
10. Select key wells in the area of interest for a modern paleo evaluation.
We can advise you on the most efficient and cost effective methods to provide the needed data.