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ALS Petrophysics


ALS (Australian Laboratory Services) is a global market-leading analytical laboratory and technical services provider. The company dates back to 1863 and today is publicly traded on ASX, the Australian stock exchange, where it enjoys Top 100 status.

ALS Petrophysics, formerly Kirk Petrophysics, is an established and leading provider of core-related wellsite, laboratory and data management services.

Wellsite Services
ALS Petrophysics is an international provider of well site core handling services to the oil & gas industries with a diverse client portfolio.

Geological Services
ALS Petrophysics has become increasingly involved in analytical projects for their customers, drawing upon many years’ experience and in-house expertise.

Storage & Data Management
A robust data management system has been developed to manage accurately the availability, history and condition of all stored material.

Thin Section
ALS Petrophysics offer the manufacture of high quality thin sections routinely prepared from core chips, sidewall cores or conventional core analysis plugs using 3” x 1” glass slides.


ALS can trace its corporate history back to Peter Morrison Campbell who established a small chemical company in Australia in 1863.

That company, Campbell Brothers Limited, became a publicly traded company when it listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in 1952.

Australian Laboratory Services P/L started a small geochemistry laboratory in 1976 in Brisbane (Australia) to service mineral exploration companies exploring the eastern part of Australia.  

In 1981, Campbell Brothers Limited acquired Australian Laboratory Services P/L and began a journey that would see ALS become one of the largest, most highly respected, commercial laboratory services companies in the world.

Following rapid growth and diversification across Australia in the 1980s, ALS expanded into Asia and South America in the 1990s, before expanding into North America, Africa and Europe in the early 2000s and finally the Middle East in 2011.