Core material plays a key role in the understanding of subsurface geology, from the interpretation of depositional environments to the estimation of resources. We offer a range of core material to aid in the training of geoscientists and to help communicate with clients, staff and the public. There are also opportunities for create unique geological displays, conference prizes and speaker gifts. Please contact us at with your request or for more information.


We can accommodate requests from hand samples to boxes of core. We also have resinated core slabs which are suitable if storage for geological samples is at a premium. This core material can be used for demonstration or to create training sets. Access to relevant metadata can also be supplied to support the use of the core, depending on availability.


Representative core samples can be supplied for research and and development to further scientific and technological advancements. We can supply a range for material, including sandstones, mudstones and interbedded sands and shales for testing. 


Make your event memorable with core material as gifts and prizes for conferences, courses and meetings. We can supply a variety of core hand samples or framed core slabs, with presentation boxes and event logos.


Framed single to multi-core displays provide a unique way to exhibit North Sea geology in an office or lobby. We work with a friendly and skilled joiner in Aberdeen to create framed core displays. Display designs can be provided by North Sea Core or discussed based on requirements. Maps, geological histories and additional metadata can supplied to compliment the core material chosen.

R&D core material
Carboniferous sandstone
PETEX 2018 Speaker Gifts
Curated hand samples
OGA Agile Hackathon Prizes

Selection of core material for professional enterprises, including curated core, gifts, R&D material and displays.

Curated hand samples