Oilfield Water/Gas/Vapor & Petroleum Testing

Special Service include:

  1. Flash Emissions of Greenhouse Gases and Other Compounds from Crude Oil and Natural Gas Separator and Tank Systems, Gas Oil Ratio (GOR), Gas Water Ratio (GWR)
  2. Gas/Vapor testing
  3. SB-4 Well Stimulation Treatment Testing
  4. HOST Testing (LBNL) TVP Heavy Grude
  5. Oilfield Water Testing
  6. Sampling/Field Services

Image descriptionOil/Crude Analysis

  1. API Gravity, Specific Gravity, Density Methods:
  2. ASTM D 28, ASTM D4052(Densitometer)

  3. BS&W in Crude
  4. Components: Bottom Sediment & Water in Crude by Centrifuge Method

  5. Methods:

    ASTM D 4007

  6. HOST Test Method (LBNL), TVP Heavy Crude
  7. "Test Method for Vapor Pressure of Reactive Organic Compounds in Heavy Crude Oil Using Gas Chromatograhphy", as approved by ARB and US EPA, shall be used o determine the TVP of crude oil.

    Components: TVP, API Gravity

    Methods: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, ASTM Methods D 287-92 (2000), ASTM D4052

  8. Vapor Pressure of Crude Oil: VPCRx (Expansion Methods) / RVP Equivalent
  9. Components: Vapor Pressue, Reid Vapor Pressure Pressre Equivalent

    Methods: ASTM D 6377 / Air Resources Board SOP No. MLD 125

  10. Organic Chloride
  11. Determination of organic chlorides in petroleum products (includes distillation -0-400F or 0-600F)

    Methods: ASTM D4929

  12. Distillation of Petroleum Products
  13. Distillation / Initial Boiling Point

    Methods: ASTM D86-04b

  14. Viscosity
  15. Components: Dynamic, Kinematic

    Methods: ASTM D7042(Viscometer)


Flash Emissions of Green house Gases and Other Compounds from Crude Oil and Natural Gas Separator and Tank Systems, Gas Oil Ratio(GOR), Gas Water Ratio(GWR).

SB4 Analyses

  1. Well Stimulation Treatment Testing

Image descriptionGas/Vapor Analysis

  1. Gas Composition
  2. Components: methane, ethane, propane, Isobutane, n-butane, Isopentane, n-pentane, hexanes+, oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide.

  3. Physical Properties:
  4. Gross/Net Heating Value (Btu), Relative Density, Specific Gravity, Specific Volume, Relative Liquid Density, Compressibility 'Z' Factor, molecular st. average, F Factors

  5. Extended Gas Composition
  6. Components: Gas Composition with hydrocarbons through C10+

    Methods: ASTM D1945, ASTM D3588, GPA 2145, GPA 2261, ASTM D6228

  7. Hydrocarbon Analysis (Low Level)
  8. Components: methane, ethane, propane, n-butane, n-pentane, n-hexanes

    Methods: EPA 18M

  9. Fixed Gases
  10. Components: oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, methane

    Methods: ASTM D1945

  11. Sulfur/Slfur Speciation (Sulfur Compounds)
  12. Components: hydrogen sulfide, carbonyl sulfide, methyl mercaptan, ethyle mercaptan, dimethyl sulfide, carbon disulfide

    Methods: ASTM D6228

  13. Total Sulfur/H2S
  14. ASTM D3246

Image descriptionOil Field Water Analysis

  1. Geochemical Analysis
  2. Components: alkalinity, bicarbonate, carbonate, hydroxide, calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, iron, chloride, sulfate, hydrogen, sulfide, total sulfide, boron, barium, silica, strontium, pH, Specific Gravity, EC, resistivity, TDS, hardness, Chloride as NaCl(Salinity), EC as NaCl(Salinity), Corrosive Indices: Langelier, Stiff and Davis

    Methods: Various

  3. SB 4 Water Test Package
  4. Components: Wet Chem, Metals T22, Trace Elements, Cations/Anions, Radionuclides, Organics, Field pH, EC, Temp

  5. Preliminary Sump Closure Testing, BLM, RWQCB
  6. Components: Inorganic Toxic Substances, pH, Flouride, Flashpoint, Reactivity, Aquatic Bioassay

    *Inorganic Toxic Substances - CAM 17 Metals Only

  7. Sump Closure, BLM, RWCQB
  8. Components: Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons, General Minerals (Boron, Conductivity, Chloride, pH, Sodium), Sulfate Benzene, Toluene, Etheylbenzene, Xylenes

  9. Clean Produce Water, SJVUAPCD Rule 4402 Crude Oil Production Sumps
  10. Clean produce water containing less than 35 mg/L of VOCs by EPA Test Method 1664A and/or if necessary, EPA 8260 if greater than 35 gm/L.

    Components: VOCs by EPA 1664-SGT HEM EPA 8260, if necesary

  11. Water Compatibility Test