The NCPGG is committed to maximising the role of the petroleum geoscientist in exploration and development, and adopts a multidisciplinary approach throughout its operations. It can provide a number of research capabilities in order to enhance the understanding of the petroleum habitats and promote new concepts in exploration:

 Thermal History Modelling

 Petroleum Geomechanics

 Fault Analysis Seal Technology (F.A.S.T.TM)

 Reservoir Sedimentology and Sequence Stratigraphy

 Reservoir Characterisation at Pore Level

 Formation Damage at Pore Level

 Integrated Hydrocarbon Fault Sealing

 Mercury Injection Capillary Pressure Analysis