Sedimentological chip sample analysis provides a direct observation of the lithologies over a given interval; therefore chip sample allows an individual to gain lithological confirmation of interpretations based on petrophysics and geophysics. Commonly this will provide insight into the cause of petrophysically observed vertical and horizontal anisotropy. Qualiterra provides comprehensive chip sample assessment and logging and if requested will tie this data in with other data sources to provide a powerful and effective interpretive tool. If a company is still in an exploratory phase and the area of interest is within the Western Canadian Sedimentary basin a vast catalogue of chip samples is available at the AER core center in Calgary and at the BCOGC core research facility in Fort Saint John.