Geological Section

The Geological Section provides micropaleontological, biostratigraphic and petrological analytical services to the government and private energy sector in support of energy exploration and development.

It is presently building a micropaleontological and petrological database for Philippine samples.

Services Provided:

Sample Preparation

  • Slabs
  • Thin and Polished Sections
  • Coal Mounts
  • Washed Residue
  • Nannofossil Slide
  • Palynological Slide

Analytical Services

  • Megascopic description of well and field rock samples
  • Petrography
  • Biostratigraphic studies using: 
  1. small planktonic and benthonic foraminifera
  2. large foraminifera
  3. calcareous nannofossils
  • Microfacies

Other Services

  • Photomicrography

EQUIPMENT (Cutter and Polisher for Thin Section Preparation)


Hillquist Cutting/ Polishing

Buehler Thin Section Machine

Buehler Thin Section Machine


Preparation Of Washed Residue Samples ad Nannofossil Slides



Steromicroscope for Micropaleontological Analysis

Polarizing Microscope

Polarizing Microscope for Petrological and Micropaleontological Analysis

View complete PDF File: Schedule of Fees and Charges