DNA sequencing combines the benefits of many diagnostics into one economical approach to determine hydrocarbon fluid movement. It is a high resolution data source that provides 4D analysis across the production lifecycle which does not introduce environmental risk or require downhole tools.

Benefits of Biota Technology


High resolution

DNA sequencing the subsurface generates over 10K data points per sample that provide highly specific information to identify the subtle subsurface changes that matter to your business.

4D measurement

DNA sequencing the subsurface requires no special downhole tools or workover so reservoir characteristics can be assessed across time to provide a dynamic view of the changes to your asset.


DNA data can be acquired for significantly less cost compared to conventional wireline logs.


DNA data is captured from the natural subsurface
samples, our non-invasive method does not
require pumping any chemicals into the reservoir.

No disruptions to operations

We work with your mudloggers and pumpers to
safely acquire samples during normal drilling and
production processes.


The DNA within subsurface rock and oil originate from the microbes that have evolved over geologic time with the hydrocarbon source.

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Biota Workflow

→ Samples acquisition

Acquire microbe samples from the rock when a well is first drilled and from oil when a well starts flowing.

→ DNA extraction
and sequencing

DNA is extracted from the microbe samples
and sequenced.

→ Data analysis

Data derived from the DNA is analyzed using Biota’s proprietary software.