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Webinar: Characterisation of Hydrocarbons in Shale Rocks

Jul 17 2018 Read 2168 Times

Despite advances in bio-based conversion technologies, hydrocarbon-based petroleum continues to be the most cost-effective energy source. However, the search for and the development of new oil and gas sources has become more and more complex. Rock Evaluation Pyrolysis (REP) which determines Total Organic Carbon (TOC) takes several hours to perform and consequently, is not used for real-time, field analysis. Some laboratories solvent extract the sample before analysis, but the most organic material is not accessible via traditional liquid extraction techniques.

Join Quantum Analytics and our partner Frontier Laboratories for a webinar on Tuesday, August 21 at 11:00 a.m. PT (2:00 p.m. ET) to discuss thermal extraction-GC/MS technique and the method map for material characterisation, and its use in analysing hydrocarbons in shale rocks.

Register for the webinar today!

Benefits of the thermal extraction GC/MS technique will be outlined during webinar:

  • Simplified sample preparation
  • Improved accuracy of the organic determination
  • Detailed information on precisely what chemical species are present
  • Ability to perform rock evaluation pyrolysis and biochemical speciation on the same system

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