Oil & Gas Testing

Oil, gas, and chemical testing solutions

Our analytical instruments and data analysis and data management software products allow you to streamline your analyses from exploration and production operations to power production and contract laboratory work. From natural gas analyses to reservoir classification to custody monitoring, our products provide fast, sensitive, and cost-effective detection of a wide range of chemicals. Whether you are running ASTM, GPA, or other methods to analyze crude oil, gasoline, petroleum, natural gas, natural gas liquid or related chemicals, we have a solution just right for you.

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Lab analysis through the oil, gas and chemicals value chain

Thermo Fisher Scientific has technology options at every step in the oil, gas and chemicals value chain – from upstream to downstream and everywhere in between. Our technologies help you maintain your operations reliably and efficiently.

Exploration & Production
Exploration & Production
Gas Processing & Transmission
Gas Processing & Transmission
Refining
Refining
Petrochemical & Chemical Analysis
Petrochemical & Chemical Analysis
Process Water
Process Water
Power
Power
Contract Testing
Contract Testing
Exploration and production

Exploration and production

Exploration and production companies are often interested in reservoir classification, drilling compositions, and produced water analysis. Our technologies, which can be located at the wellhead or at a central location, excel at these analyses.

Application Technique Recommended instruments & software
  • Crude oil analysis
  • Gas chromatography
  • Methane & natural gas liquid (NGL) analysis
  • Gas chromatography
  • Brine analysis
  • Corrosion detection
  • Ion chromatography
  • Reservoir classification
  • Isotope analysis
  • Electron microscopy
  • Controlling, processing, reporting and managing chromatography instruments and data
  • Chromatography software
Gas processing and transmission

Gas processing and transmission

At all areas of the gas plant and pipeline infrastructure, our instruments perform the analyses required to keep the plant running smoothly. Keeping the plant flowing is key.

Application Technique Recommended instruments & software
  • Methane & natural gas liquid (NGL) analysis
  • Gas chromatography
  • Amine analysis
  • Dehydration performance
  • Coolant analysis
  • Process water analysis
  • Corrosion detection
  • Ion chromatography
  • Calorific value
  • Monitoring custody
  • Emissions Monitoring & Online Measurement
  • Hydrocarbon flow measurement
  • Controlling, processing, reporting and managing chromatography instruments and data
  • Chromatography software
Refining

Refining

Refineries are complex operations and data is critical. From crude slate to finished products and everything in between, our instruments analyze hundreds of samples per day, helping ensure that catalyst performance and environmental standards are met and the plant operates smoothly.

Application Technique Recommended instruments & software
  • Methane & natural gas liquid (NGL) analysis
  • Refinery gas analysis
  • Reformulated gasoline
  • Distillate streams
  • Gas chromatography
  • Amine analysis
  • Process water analysis
  • Sour water stripper analysis
  • Corrosion detection
  • Ion chromatography
  • Industrial discharge water
  • Boiler and cooling tower water
  • Discrete industrial analysis
  • Catalyst testing
  • Wear metals
  • ICP-OES & ion chromatography
  • Controlling, processing, reporting and managing chromatography instruments and data
  • Chromatography software
  • Air emissions monitoring
  • Emissions monitoring & online measurement
  • Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry
Petrochemical and chemical analysis

Petrochemical and chemical analysis

Running your chemical plant is always challenging. Our instruments help R&D centers handle multiple analyses and share data between sites securely to ensure your QA/QC labs continue to operate smoothly.

Application Technique Recommended instruments & software
  • Process stream analysis
  • Finished product analysis
  • Gas chromatography
  • Water process analysis & many more
  • Ion chromatography
  • Discrete industrial analysis
  • High-volume sample preparation
  • Discrete industrial analysis
  • Organic elemental analysis
  • Detailed liquid composition analysis
  • HPLC
  • Material characterization
  • X-Ray Fluorescence
  • Catalyst testing
  • Wear metals
  • ICP-OES
  • ICP-MS
  • Ion chromatography
  • Controlling, processing, reporting and managing chromatography instruments and data
  • Chromatography software
  • Plastics quality testing
  • Solids characterization
  • Process stream
  • Handheld finished product QA/QC
  • FTIR & UV-Vis
  • Air emissions monitoring
  • Emissions Monitoring & Online Measurement
  • Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry
Process water

Process water

Our instruments measure additive levels and monitor for corrosion byproducts to ensure your process water continues to keep your plant cool and the water you need is available.

Application Technique Recommended instruments & software
  • Process stream analysis
  • Gas chromatography
  • Process water analysis
  • Corrosion detection
  • Ion chromatography
  • Trace metals analysis
  • ICP-OES
  • ICP-MS
  • Controlling, processing, reporting and managing chromatography instruments and data
  • Chromatography software
Power

Power

Our instruments help keep electrons flowing to the grid by monitoring multiple process streams in the plant, ensuring contaminants are measured and emissions targets are met.

Application Technique Recommended instruments & software
  • Methane analysis
  • Gas chromatography
  • Process water analysis
  • Demin water analysis
  • Ion chromatography
  • Catalyst testing
  • Wear metals
  • ICP-OES
  • ICP-MS
  • Ion chromatography
  • Controlling, processing, reporting and managing chromatography instruments and data
  • Chromatography software
  • Calorific value monitoring
  • Custody
  • Air emissions monitoring
  • Emissions Monitoring & Online Measurement
Contract testing

Contract testing

Not all samples need to be run at the operations. Some are best handled by experts who can perform your analyses and turn results around quickly. Flexible systems and instruments need to be in place to handle various samples and generate the right data for the customer.

Application Technique Recommended instruments & software
  • Gas and aqueous phase composition analysis
  • Gas chromatography
  • Ion chromatography
  • High-volume sample preparation
  • Discrete industrial analysis
  • Detailed liquid composition analysis
  • HPLC
  • Catalyst testing
  • Wear metals
  • ICP-OES
  • ICP-MS
  • Ion chromatography

 

  • Controlling, processing, reporting and managing chromatography instruments and data
  • Chromatography software
  • Solids characterization
  • FTIR
  • FT-IR Raman
  • UV-Vis

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