Former BP microfossil database

The database represents the microfossil well-run collection resulting from BP's exploration activities since the 1950s. It holds details of material from over 3,500 individual well runs. 

The main purpose of the database is to allow researchers to identify material of interest, based on its geographical location.

Please note that in some cases the data is sparse. Records are updated regularly when data become available.

  • Ostracod assemblages from BP wellrun UWS126, from Alabama, USA.
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Ostracod assemblages from BP wellrun UWS126, from Alabama, USA.
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Browse by location or use the keyword search to find specimens in the former BP microfossil database.

Former BP collection localities.
Former British Petroleum collection

The collection includes micropalaeontological assemblage slides and residues from over 120 countries worldwide.