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Biota applies DNA sequencing and data science to explore the earth’s subsurface. We provide actionable insights to the oil industry for maximizing reservoir production and reducing environmental impact. Biota enhances multimillion-dollar decisions with DNA data services for production profiling, sweet spot identification, and reservoir connectivity. We have pioneered these services for the oil industry with over 300 published patent claims worldwide.


Biota maximizes reservoir production by helping to inform operators where to place and how to complete wells. Subsurface DNA Diagnostics™ service offerings include:

DNA WellSpace™ - Estimates drainage height to optimize well placement
DNA Surveillance™ - Monitors well connectivity to improve field development
DNA Target™ - Identifies sweet spots for targeted stimulation
DNA Profile™ - Measures production over time for engineered completions

Ajay Kshatriya

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Currently CEO of Biota, an illumina-backed genomics company. Previously an investor and EIR at XSeed Capital. Formerly a senior technical manager at Genentech.

Rob Knight

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Professor, UC San Diego; co-founder and CSO, Biota.

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