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.
During this webinar, we’ll discuss thermal extraction-GC/MS technique, pyrolysis and the method map for material characterization, and its use in analyzing hydrocarbons in shale rocks. More scientists are turning to thermal extraction by way of Frontier Multi-Shot pyrolyzers to solve the analytical challenges of REP testing, while providing more detailed information.
Key Webinar Takeaways:
- 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