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Geochemistry analysis

MAPSA geochemistry department with cooperation of its joints can perform following geochemistry analysis

  • Sample handling & preparation:

    • Sample washing & drying
    • Contaminated sample preparation (hand pick cuttings)
    • Oil based mud (OBM) Removal
    • Water based mud (WBM) Removal
    • Basic sample prep (grinding)
  • Rock Eval pyrolysis (Rock Eval 6)

    • Basic analysis
    • Advanced analysis
    • Kinetic analysis of source rocks (3 Temp or 5 Temp)
  • Thermal maturity analyses

    • Sample preparation (kerogen lsolation)
    • Vitrinite reflectance (%RO)
    • Thermal alteration index
  •  Extraction of organic matter (EOM) by soxhlet

  • Liquid chromatography (SARA analysis)

    • Asphaltene separation by IP-143 standard
    • Maltene separation by D-2007 standard
  • Elemental analysis

    • Analysis of C, H, N, S and O (Oxygen determined by difference)
    • Trace elements (such as Ni, V, and etc.)
  • Pyrolysis gas chromatography of source rocks (PY-GC)

  • Gas chromatography (GC)

    • Saturate gas chromatography
    • Aromatic gas chromatography
    • Whole oil GC (WOGC)
  • Gas chromatography- mass spectroscopy (GC-MS)

    • GC-MS quantitative saturate biomarker
    • GC-MS quantitative aromatic hydrocarbons
  • Isotopic analysis

    • Stable carbon analysis (whole oil, SARA fraction of oil)
    • GC-IRMS of saturate and aromatic fractions
    • Kerogen isotope Analysis (performed on isolated kerogen)
    • δ13C of hydrocarbon gases
    • δ13C of carbon dioxide
    • δ13C and δ18O on carbonates
    • Deuterium analysis of gases
    • Deuterium analyses of oils
    • Sulphur isotope analysis of oils
  • Fourier transforms infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)

  • X-ray diffraction (XRD)

    • Bulk sample
    • Oriented clay mount
    • Scanning electron microscopy (SEM)