Fluid Analysis Services During Exploration & Production

Manage the performance of your reservoirs and production assets with the monitoring of key parameters during the exploration and production cycle of a well or field.

A comprehensive range of fluid analysis services for the exploration and production cycle of your well or field.

Managing reservoir and production asset performance effectively during the exploration and production cycle of an oil field or well is vital. We provide dedicated fluid analysis services during exploration and production with testing programs tailored to your sampling and analysis campaign.

Fluid analysis services are available within our fixed laboratory testing facilities with select testing services available through our FluidPro PAL™ mobile laboratory service or Rapid Deployment Kit™ program.

Why choose fluid analysis services from SGS?

Our fluid analysis services enable you to:

  • Manage the performance of your reservoirs and production assets
  • Monitor key parameters during the exploration and production cycle of a well or field
  • Understand and plan for the impact of potential scale, corrosion, organic deposition and non-hydrocarbon impurities on the productivity of your reservoir

Why SGS?

We provide industry-approved methods that meet the highest standards of testing and certification. Our unrivaled experience spans the entire process – from oil and gas exploration and production to certification of oil and gas refined products. We offer the in-depth knowledge in the oil and gas industry to meet your production chemistry analysis needs.

Testing capabilities include:

  • Brine studies:
    • Complete water analysis, including organic acids (ICP, IC, titrations)
    • Water compatibility
    • Sediment content and identification
    • Water fingerprinting using brine composition and isotope analysis
  • Gas contaminants:
    • Compositions using extended natural gas analysis
    • BTEX
    • Trace mercury sampling and analysis
    • Radon activity
    • Hydrogen sulfide (H2S), carbonyl sulfide and mercaptans (R-SH)
    • Sulfur speciation
    • Hydrocarbon dewpoint by direct measurement or calculation
    • Moisture content
    • Particulate and trace metals content
    • Total arsenic content
  • Production optimization:
    • Emulsion tendency and stability
    • Emulsion thermal breakpoint testing
    • Emulsion viscosity
    • Solids identification
  • Corrosion:
    • Coupon analysis
    • Bacteria – APB, SRB and ATP testing
    • DNA sequencing (MIRAS)
    • Hydrocarbon souring consultation and analysis
  • Crude oil – stock tank oil properties:
    • Basic sediment & water (BS&W)
    • Water content
    • Salt in crude
    • Density and viscosity
    • Solids and sand content
    • Hydrogen sulfide (H2S), carbonyl sulfide and mercaptans (R-SH)
    • Sulfur speciation
    • Trace mercury sampling and analysis
    • Wax carbon number distribution by high temperature gas chromatography (HTGC)
    • SARA
    • Fingerprinting for commingled production and sheen/leak forensic investigations
    • Composition up to C36+
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SGS Headquarters

1 Place des Alpes
P.O. Box 2152
1211 Geneva
Switzerland