We address all elements of petroleum systems through geochemical analysis and basin modelling. We specialise in pre-drill petroleum properties prediction.


Our expertise helps you to address the three main stages of unconventional petroleum exploration and production, from regional reconnaissance through reservoir profiling to development.

Kinetics Database

Use parameters you can rely on for modelling source rock behaviour in conventional petroleum systems and the generation behaviour of tight lithologies in unconventional resource plays.


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New research article of GEOS4 staff

January 3, 2018

The influence of shale depositional fabric on the kinetics of hydrocarbon generation through control of mineral surface contact area on clay catalysis.

Add this paper to your reading list! It comes from a cooperation with CSIRO and Macquarie University in Australia, and examines the associations of clays with organic matter. ... More

Retention and Transport: Projects open for sponsorship in 2018

October 12, 2017

GEOS4 is very proud to offer three highly topical projects for co-sponsorship in 2018:

• Polars on the Move (P’move)
• Quick Bound Biomarkers (QBB)
• Polars in Fluid Inclusions (PIFI)

GEOS4 partnership with GFZ on Retention and Transport More

Brian Horsfield wins “AAPG Europe Energy Geoscience Research Award” 2017

October 3, 2017

Brian Horsfield has been declared winner of the inaugural “AAPG Europe Energy Geoscience Research Award” for 2017 by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG). Brian Horsfield was selected for his many contributions to science and technology in petroleum exploration in a career that has already spanned more than 35 years. More

Controls on petroleum storage in shales: “Porosity makes the difference”

June 22, 2017

GEOS4 staff has co-authored a research paper showing that while the amount of petroleum retained in shales is a function of total organic carbon (TOC) content as well as chemical structure of the macromolecular organic matter, porosity is the fundamental control of how much recoverable oil can be stored. More

Brian Horsfield: keynote address at GeolSoc conference in London

February 6, 2017

GEOS4 is a sponsor of The Geological Society conference on Application of Analytical Techniques to Petroleum Systems Problems, which will be held at Burlington House, London, UK, 28 Februar-01 March 2017. Brian Horsfield, Managing Director and CEO of GEOS4, will deliver an invited keynote.