The TruSat workflow was developed by first attempting to understand the competing retort and extraction processes, followed by rigorous experimental standard trials conducted to determine needed improvements. The result was the development and application of a workflow that is unique and more accurate than any other method practiced in the oil and gas laboratory market to date. TruSat greatly improves the accuracy of porosity and saturation data through increased process controls, and the integration of multiple independent tools and methods, including as-received nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and geochemistry (TOC/HAWK), while also allowing for customization of analytical programs. The unique workflow uses a dual-retort process to quantitatively measure total, free, and bound water, alongside the accurate hydrocarbon saturation measurements with a closed retort collection efficiency average of ~99%+. Figure 1 represents this workflow in two forms that can be used to fully assess the rock and fluid volumetric space.