Our patented technology – developed to analyze surface soil or seabed samples (few mm3’s from approx. 1 ft. depth) – recognizes otherwise undetectable hydrocarbon micro-seepage from prospective areas.
After the sample has been taken, first bacterial DNA is extracted from this sample, producing tagged 16S rDNA data that is translated into bacterial species.
The result of this analysis is hundreds of thousands (partly field type specific) biomarkers. The ‘DNA fingerprint’ of the soil sample.