OPIC's Core and Well Cutting Research Facility contains 408,500 boxes of subsurface cores and/or well cuttings from more than 9,000 Oklahoma wells. The collection also contains a limited amount of material from 44 other states, the Gulf of Mexico, and Canada. Core material related to coal, minerals and special stratigraphic studies also can be accessed on request.
The material can be viewed at OPIC by appointment. OPIC offers services such as core gamma-ray scan, X-ray imaging, core slabbing, core plug extraction, and photography. OPIC makes available large layout tables for patrons to use, and a number of offices are available to rent for those needing work space.
Cores and samples can be examined on site by appointment. For customers using the material at the facility, Oklahoma Geological Survey personnel will locate and pull the requested material and make it available on the layout tables. Specialized searches can be conducted by the staff for a small charge. Materials needed should be requested in advance by contacting Vyetta Jordan using the information below.