The main line of the Laboratory development embraces all modern trends in paleontology and stratigraphy used in prospecting and exploration of hydrocarbon deposits as prerequisites in reservoir modeling, such as:
- development of biostratigraphic methods based on small scale fossils and microfossils for biostratigraphy of drilling cores;
- improvement of methods for palynofacies analysis and assessment of hydrocarbon potential of sedimentary sequences;
- improvement of sequence stratigraphic methods for analysis of mixed marine-continental and continental depositional sequences on the East-European platform.
Activities of the invited experts are focused on graduate and doctoral students supervision providing the expertise in modern research approaches. Doctoral programs offered: Sedimentologogy, Stratigraphy, Palaeontology, High-precision Radiometric Dating, Isotope Geochemistry(including mapping of outcrops and logging of drilling cores).