Gas composition analysis - Quantification of gas components

The Stable Isotope Laboratory at Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) provides services for the process and oil industry with extensive experience with gas from refinery and process industry sources, drill cuttings (mudgas), gas bags and isotubes, gas inclusions in minerals, exhaust/combustion gases and biogas from landfills.

Johansen, Ingar

Overingeniør / Faggruppeleder Analyse


Examples of matrices we know well:

  • Pressurised cylinders (undersea samples, test rig gas).
    Mudgas boxes (drillcuttings, DCG)
  • Isotubes or isojars
  • Gas bags of different origins (minimum 50 mL gas)
  • Pressurised exetainers (minimum 1 bar).
    Gas inclusions in minerals

Components we quantify on demand:

  • Nitrogen
  • Oxygen
  • Argon
  • Hydrogen
  • Helium
  • Dihydrogen sulfide
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Carbon Dioxide
  • Methane
  • Ethane
  • Ethene (Ethylene)
  • Propane
  • Propene (Propylene)
  • Butanes: 1-Butene, iso-Butane (i-Butane) and  normal-Butane (n-Butane)
  • Pentanes: 1-Pentene, neo-Pentane, iso-Pentane (i-Pentane) and  normal-Pentane (n-Pentane)

Capacity is 70 samples each day. The service can be extended to a full “fingerprint” analysis of the gas including stable isotope ratio of carbon and hydrogen on selected components.

The Stable Isotope Laboratory at Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) have 30 years of experience on samples related to oil and process industry.  Our team of engineers and scientists provide a powerful mindforce locked on problems related to geology, chemistry and geochemistry.