Energy Resources Program
Most Common Sample Types (note if different)
Amount of Sample
Solid, Liquid, no ash
Oil or Rock Extract
Isotube or SS cylinder
50 - 250 psi
Oil, oil fraction, solids
Glass for oil or oil fractions, various for solid samples
10 mg for oil and oil fractions, variable for solids
>2 mol% of compound(s)
>10 mol% C1
Outside Lab analysis*
call prior to submittal
ground to ~60 mesh
50 - 500 g
amount depends on organic content
TC (Total Carbon)
VitRefl* (analyzed in Reston, not by EGL)
approx. 25 g
approx. 5 g
*In-house method not available, samples sent to outside lab
Be sure sample names are clearly identified on samples before beginning.
The login form is an excel spread sheet with macros that run the drop down list.
Fill out login form (available for download below) with required information: submitter information, analysis requested (Must be English language), Field Id, Sample Type, Lat/Long Qualifier, Lat/Long, and units. All other information, like depth, should be filled in where possible.
Sample Login Form Ver. 2
Items with a drop down list must be selected from the list.
Naming convention for file should be last name, underscore, and a unique identifer (Example: Smith_Anadarko1)
Send login form to email@example.com
Please send a packing list detailing the unique names for the samples in the box with the samples.
Send samples to:
U.S. Geological Survey
One Denver Federal Center
Building 810, Entrance E-11, MS 977
Denver, CO 80225
or if you are located on the DFC you can bring the samples to Bldg. 20, A-wing.
Once samples arrive they will be matched up and checked against the login form for accuracy. If there are any discrepancies or questions you will be contacted before the samples are logged in.
Confirmation of login will be sent to submitter via email.
The submitter must verify all information is correct. If it is not, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a detailed description of what is wrong.
Page Last Modified: Tuesday, February 06, 2018