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Geneva/Guildford,  28 May 2013

SGS SA and Kirk Petrophysics Ltd have entered into a Cooperation Agreement to jointly offer their expertise and services to the Oil & Gas Exploration and Production market. Kirk Petrophysics™ will provide customers with a comprehensive suite of wellsite core handling and processing solutions, while SGS will deliver a full range of wellsite reservoir fluid sampling and analytical related services using their FluidPro PAL™ service. 

The agreement will create the industry’s most complete and innovative well site solutions for the acquisition, analysis and independent quality control of cores and reservoir fluid samples. Real time information at the well site or in remote locations will be available using portable laboratory services for both core and fluid samples, backed up by regional based laboratories and expertise.

“Our cutting edge technology and recognized independence combined with Kirk Petrophysics leadership position in the oil and gas sector now provides our customers with an unparalleled suite of solutions to support the increasing challenges in exploration and production of oil and gas,” says Alim Saidov, Executive Vice President of SGS’ Oil, Gas & Chemicals Business. “This agreement is an important step toward our goal to become the major player in the upstream exploration and production market”.

Jean-Valery Garcia, managing director of Kirk Petrophysics, said: “At Kirk Petrophysics our aim is to support the capture and retention of meaningful representative data from the core. Combining our formation evaluation expertise with SGS’ reservoir fluid sampling and analytical services will provide a unique and invaluable service providing more accurate information from the wellsite. This is particularly important as operators face increasing pressure. to achieve production targets.”

About SGS

The SGS Group is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With more than 75’000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1’500 offices and laboratories around the world.

Visit the company's Web site at www.sgs.com

About Kirk Petrophysics

Kirk Petrophysics is a leading provider of wellsite services – specialising in core handling. It has the ability to deliver a complete solution, from the acquisition and analysis of sample material, to final storage and data management. This enables a more efficient and secure service provision, with mobile laboratories able to provide support in even the most remote locations. For more information, visit: www.kirkpetrophysics.com