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Industry Corner - Critical Minerals Workshop Sponsors

If you're interested in sharing any information on our Sponsors page, please contact Dr. Molly Yunker.

Sponsorships will be used for hosting future in-person workshops, conducting research projects, education and outreach programs, and field trips hosted by the Oklahoma Geological Survey. 

$5,000 - Helium Level

$4,000 - Lithium Level

$3,000 - Vanadium Level

$2,000 - Titanium Level

$1,000 - Chromium Level

$500 - Barite Level

Helium Level

Advanced Hydrocarbon Stratigraphy

Advanced Hydrocarbon Stratigraphy (AHS) directly measures the volatiles entrained in fresh and legacy geological materials (cuttings, core, side wall core, and outcrop samples) with its proprietary in-house technology, Rock Volatiles Stratigraphy (RVStrat), to provide unique insights for exploration and development activities related to:

  • Helium (link to Case Studies PDF) - Use legacy or fresh materials to supplement active prospecting/exploration projects and understand the subsurface “Helium System”
  • Carbon Capture Storage (link to flyer PDF) - Evaluate potential communication across sealing features and understand if there has been past CO2 migration in the subsurface or previous seal failure during the site assessment process; with legacy materials this can be done before even drilling the first well
  • Geothermal - The wide range of compounds measured by RVStrat including sulfides, sulfur dioxide, CO2, helium, and water in addition to mechanical strength measurements made of the cuttings can provide crucial insights into aspects of a geothermal system like potential mantle communication and water phase transitions
  • Oil and Gas (link to Gas flyer PDF) - RVStrat was originally developed to work on questions related to oil and gas from exploration, petroleum system assessments, postmortems of underperforming wells, by-passed pay identification, proximity to pay, and development. AHS continues to maintain a unique dataset to address significant oil and gas questions using detailed stratigraphic geochemistry.

Volatiles measured include:

  • Helium
  • Carbon Dioxide
  • Argon
  • Molecular Oxygen
  • Molecular Nitrogen
  • Water
  • Hydrogen Sulfide
  • Carbon Disulfide
  • Carbonyl Sulfide
  • Sulfur Dioxide
  • SO- (Sulfate Proxy)
  • Formic Acid
  • Acetic Acid
  • Methyl Ethyl Ketone
  • C1-C4 HC Gases
  • C5-C10 Paraffins
  • C6-C10 Naphthenes
  • C6-C9 Aromatics
  • Ethene
  • 2-Trans-Butene

Isotopes and isomers may be available upon request.

Want to know more? Feel free to reach out:

Christopher Smith (PhD)

Senior Chemist

Advanced Hydrocarbon Stratigraphy

Email Christopher

Presentation from OGS's Oklahoma Shale Resource Plays Workshop (2020)

Barite Level


SciAps has developed the LIBS (laser) Z-901 Lithium analyzer, purpose-built for measuring Li in rocks and brines, and Z-902 Lithium analyzer with an extended spectrometer range for those users who need to additionally measure boron (B), magnesium (Mg), sodium (Na) and perhaps other metals in brines. SciAps has also upgraded their flagship Li analyzer, the Z-903 model (formerly Z-300), for those users who want to measure Li plus any other stable element in the periodic table.

Profile Builder - Lithium Brine Measurement with SciAps Z300 LIBS




SciAps also introduces a groundbreaking new XRF analyzer for REEs. The X-555 uses a 55 kV X-ray tube (compared to other analyzers with a 50 kV tube), making it the most powerful X-ray tube ever developed for handheld XRF analysis. With the higher voltage, the X-555 effectively analyzes all of the light REEs including lanthanum (La), cerium (Ce), praseodymium (Pr), neodymium (Nd) samarium (Sm); plus heavy REEs europium (Eu), and gadolinium (Gd). The standard beam analysis in the unit provides optimal analysis for heavy REE yttrium (Y), which is a widely used pathfinder of the other heavy REEs. The standard beam also analyzes 30-plus low atomic number elements, transition and other heavy metals of interest to the mining community.


Built on the Android platform, SciAps instruments operate with the ease of a smart phone using app-based software that assures quality testing by every operator. Built-in Wifi and Bluetooth, with GPS capability, allow users to print, email, and connect to virtually any information management system for efficient, real-time results and full-featured reporting. Automatically merge XRF and LIBS tests with SciAps Cloud Services, and easily manage operations from anywhere.

Other Sponsors

Spectral Evolution

Using UV-VIS-NIR Portable Spectrometers to Identify Contaminants in Soil

Presented by Lori Shelton Pieniazek

Mineral Identification with Field Portable Spectrometers