About Petricore The science behind your rocks

The Petricore Group of Companies is offering the oil industry quality services extending from the initial wellsite operations through the life of your reservoir. Headed by seasoned veterans with decades of experience in servicing the oil industry, we thrive on answering questions that can help our clients to get the most out of their reservoirs.

Our History

Petricore´s group of companies have been forming since 2007, providing quality wellsite (mud-logging) and laboratory (core and cuttings analysis) services. Our core personnel are comprised of recognized figures in their respective fields. Our lead engineer, Dr. Odd Hjelmeland, was the owner and CEO of one of the most successful core analysis companies, Reservoir Laboratories (ResLab). The same team that had so much success with ResLab in Mexico and Norway, now head up Petricore’s operations.

From its beginnings in Mexico and Colombia, where today Petricore’s companies are leaders in their respective service areas, the company has grown organically and through new investment to start operations in the United States, Middle East and Nigeria’s markets.

With a clear vision of the company becoming a worldwide leader in the rock characterization, Petricore is entering the 21th century by developing a new generation of integrated digital characterization services.

Au philosophy

Our philosophy is to provide you with the best data required to make critical decisions in your timeframe.

Why Us

Petricore tackle the hard problems other laboratories are not able to.

  • 01

    Experience

    our leaders and technicians have more than 20 years of experience in the business

  • 02

    Flexibility

    we like to sit down with our clients, in order to design customized solutions

  • 03

    World-wide Support

    we provide services all around the world adapted to the specific needs of each region

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We tailor services and programs adapted to your specific needs.

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QSSHE Commitment

Petricore has a strong commitment to the health and safety of our employees, customers and contractors.

Our QHSSE policy details the principles that are important to us. Our values are of significant importance for us. We would like to be known for our high ethical standards.

Our ethical standards and requirements apply to employees, board members, consultants and others who act on Petricore’s behalf. This is detailed in our code of conduct. The company recognizes that HSE best practice is also a business best practice and we are working hard towards a goal of zero harm to people and the environment.

Our HSE Management System has been certified to ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management Systems), ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management) and ISO 18001:2008 (Occupational Health and Safety Assessment).

Alliances

We offer specialized services from our partner companies:

Metarock Laboratories

MetaRock provides a wide range of Automated Integration Solutions, Testing Systems and Rock Mechanic Services.

www.metarocklab.com

Geomark

GeoMark provides fluid analyses to the petroleum industry and a full range of source rock, oil, and gas services.

geomarkresearch.com

EpsLog

Epslog is an independent company specialized in delivering expert and tailored services in rock strength testing and well-log data interpretation.

www.epslog.com

Petrostat

PetroStrat is a Stratigraphic Consultancy company that provides a comprehensive suite of integrated geological services to the Oil & Gas industry.

www.petrostrat.com

SGS

SGS is the world’s leading testing, inspection, certification and verification company, with unparalleled experience, a wide range of expertise and a global reach.

www.sgs.com/en/oil-gas

Alliances

We offer specialized services from our partner companies:

Metarock Laboratories

MetaRock provides a wide range of Automated Integration Solutions, Testing Systems and Rock Mechanic Services.

www.metarocklab.com
Geomark

GeoMark provides fluid analyses to the petroleum industry and a full range of source rock, oil, and gas services.

geomarkresearch.com
EpsLog

Epslog is an independent company specialized in delivering expert and tailored services in rock strength testing and well-log data interpretation.

www.epslog.com
Petrostat

PetroStrat is a Stratigraphic Consultancy company that provides a comprehensive suite of integrated geological services to the Oil & Gas industry.

www.petrostrat.com
SGS

SGS is the world’s leading testing, inspection, certification and verification company, with unparalleled experience, a wide range of expertise and a global reach.

www.sgs.com/en/oil-gas

Management Team

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Chief Executive Officer John Lawrence

  • 40 years providing geoscience services in Latin America
  • Advisor to the Mexican government for implementation of the energy reform
  • Co-Founder of drilltek (2007), Villahermosa, Mexico
  • Previous experience: Core Lab International, Rotenco Mexico, Core Lab Mexico, ResLab Mexico
  • Played a key role in developing ResLab before 2007
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Business Development Director Odd Hjemeland

  • CEO of Numerical Rocks-Lithicon (Digital Core Analysis Company)
  • Founder and CEO of ResLab, Reservoir Laboratories AS 1985-2009
  • Co-founder of Petricore
  • Researcher in reservoir engineering at Sintef, Norway and Petroleum Institute Canada
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Chief Operating Officer Gunn Anita Løvrød

  • 26 years experience from core analysis market
  • Project Manager in ResLab for 16 years
  • Senior Operations Manager at FEI Trondheim (former Numerical Rocks/Lithicon Norway AS) for 10 years
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General Manager USA Austin Ajufo

  • 7 years as General Manager in DTK Laboratories (later Petricore)
  • Managing Director at Gabas Petroleum Services (Saudi Arabia) and Petroleum Services Inc. for 10 years
  • General Manager and Vice President at Core Laboratories (USA and Mexico) for 5 years
  • Laboratory Manager at Core Laboratories for 10 years
  • Research Engineer at Amoco Production Company for 4 years
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General Manager Colombia Ciro Sierra

  • experience as Mudlogger
  • Operation Coordinator for 5 years
  • Technical/Training Manager for 10 years
  • Deploying services on-land and offshore (Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, Trinidad & Tobago)
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Chief Financial Officer Viswa Kallappan

  • Partner at SPW (UK) LLP
  • Specializing in audit and general practice, provides consultancy services and corporate tax matters
  • Over 20 years experience working in audit and tax. Has worked with clients across several Industry sectors including high tech, financial services and government

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