Natural gas contains many components, some of which can cause damage to your equipment, pose a danger to your employees, and lower the market value of your natural gas inventories. Element’s natural gas composition and liquid petroleum hydrocarbon testing services can quantify the composition of your gas to lower risk and increase value.

Natural gas composition testing

Element offers a complete range of gas composition and hydrocarbon testing services with multiple applications including:

  • Custody Transfer
  • Reservoir Management
  • Commodity Valuation
  • Process Design and Optimization
  • Production/Revenue Accounting

The Element advantage

By utilizing a state-of-the-art gas-chromatography oriented hydrocarbon analysis laboratory and a team of industry-recognized experts, Element performs analyses conforming to the Gas Processors Association (GPA), American Standard Test Methods (ASTM), and American Petroleum Institute (API) methodology. Our services extend beyond natural gases to hydrocarbon liquids ranging from liquefied natural gas to heavy oil and bitumen (density 1.000+).

Element provides specialty sampling containers for the collection of pressurized gas and liquid samples, as well as inert sampling bags used for low-level sulfur samples.

For more information about our natural gas composition and liquid petroleum hydrocarbon test services, please contact us today.

Gas Analyses

  • Custom Specialty Calibration Gas & NGL Standards & Equipment
  • Extended Gas Analysis (C12+, C15+) determining heating values, density, pseudocritical properties, relative molecular mass, and petroleum liquid content.
  • Gas Analysis (GPA 2261, D-1945)
  • Gas Analysis with H2S
  • Gas BETX (GPA 2286)
  • Gas Capillary (GPA 2286)
  • H2O-Stain Tube (D-4888)
  • H2S-Stain Tube (D-4810, GPA 2377)
  • Helium Content (GPA 2261, D-1945)
  • Hydrocarbon Dew Point Calculation
  • Hydrocarbon Dew Point with Capillary Analysis
  • Hydrogen Content (GPA 2261, D-1945)
  • Karl Fisher in other products
  • Karl Fisher water in Propane/Butane
  • LDEQ Certified GPA Method 2286
  • Low-Level Hydrocarbon by GC
  • Low-Level Oxygen by GC
  • Methanol Testing
  • Mole Sieve with Argon Carrier
  • Mole Sieve with Helium Carrier
  • Olefin Gases by FID
  • Oxygen Content (GPA 2261, D-1945)
  • Refinery Gas Analysis
  • RSH-Stain Tube (D-1988)
  • Sulfur Speciation (D-5504, GPA 2199)
  • Total Sulfur (D-5504, GPA 2199)
Liquid Analyses
  • API Gravity (w/o shrink) (D-287)
  • Ash and Wax Analysis 
  • Asphaltenes Analysis
  • ASTM Distillation (D-86)
  • Carbon Residue Analysis
  • Comp BS&W
  • Comp Shrink w/API
  • Compositional analysis to C7+, C12+, C30+, and C100+
  • Condensate Analysis (IN HOUSE)
  • Condensate Capillary (GPA 2186 MOD)
  • Copper Strip (D-1838)
  • Density Testing
  • Flash Gas (per stage)
  • H2S - Stain Tube
  • H2S Analysis (chrom.)
  • Mole Sieve with Argon Carrier
  • Mole Sieve with HE Carrier
  • Olefin Liquids by FID
  • Organic Chlorides Analysis
  • Organic Phosphorus Analysis
  • Pour Point, Cloud Point, and Flash Point Analysis
  • Product Analysis (GPA 2177, D-2597)
  • Product BETX (GPA 2186)
  • Product Capillary (GPA 2186)
  • Reid Vapor Pressure
  • RSH – Stain Tube
  • Sediment and Water Analysis
  • Shrink
  • Spot BS&W
  • Spot Shrink w/API
  • Sulfur In Oil Analysis by X-Ray Fluorescence (ASTM D4294)
  • Sulfur Speciation (GPA 2199, D-5623)
  • Total Sulfur Analysis
  • Viscosities Analysis

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