Element's hydrocarbon analysis laboratories are strategically located to serve multiple major natural gas shales and pipeline systems. Element supports companies in the natural gas supply chain including production, process, pipeline, and transportation industries by providing both gas analysis and specialty gas calibration standards.

By utilizing a state-of-the-art gas-chromatography oriented hydrocarbon analysis laboratory and a team of industry-recognized engaged experts, Element performs analyses conforming to the Gas Processors Association (GPA), American Standard Test Methods (ASTM), and American Petroleum Institute (API) methodology.

With key lab leadership involved in the development of GPA standards as well as serving as school instructors, our team of experts is well-respected within the petrochemical industry.

Additionally, Element manufactures specialty gas standards including liquid natural gas calibration standards and natural gas calibration standards. Blended with expert craftsmanship, the certified reference standards manufactured at Element are traceable to the superior expectations outlined by the National Institute of Standards Technology (NIST) for calibration of custom gravimetric research.

These hydrocarbon analysis services are available from Element Lafayette, Element Scott, Element Shreveport and Element Wheeling.


Hydrocarbon Analysis and Testing

Gas Analyses

  • Gas Analysis (GPA 2261, D-1945)
  • Hydrocarbon Dew Point Calculation
  • Hydrocarbon Dew Point with Capillary Analysis
  • Gas Capillary (GPA 2286)
  • Gas BETX (GPA 2286)
  • LDEQ Certified GPA Method 2286
  • Total Sulfur (D-5504, GPA 2199)
  • Sulfur Speciation (D-5504, GPA 2199)
  • Helium Content (GPA 2261, D-1945)
  • Hydrogen Content (GPA 2261, D-1945)
  • Oxygen Content (GPA 2261, D-1945)
  • H2S-Stain Tube (D-4810, GPA 2377)
  • H20-Stain Tube (D-4888)
  • RSH-Stain Tube (D-1988)
  • Low Level Oxygen by GC
  • Low Level Hydrocarbon by GC
  • Karl Fisher water in Propane/Butane
  • Karl Fisher in other products
  • Olefin Gases by FID
  • Mole Sieve with Helium Carrier
  • Mole Sieve with Argon Carrier
  • Gas Analysis with H2S
Liquid Analyses
  • Product Analysis (GPA 2177, D-2597)
  • Product Capillary (GPA 2186)
  • Product BETX (GPA 2186)
  • Condensate Analysis (IN HOUSE)
  • Condensate Capillary (GPA 2186 MOD)
  • Olenfin Liquids by FID
  • H2S Analysis (chrom.)
  • H2S - Stain Tube
  • RSH – Stain Tube
  • Total Sulfur
  • Sulfur Speciation (GPA 2199, D-5623)
  • Sulfur In Oil Analysis by X-Ray Flourescence (ASTM D4294)
  • Comp Shrink w/API
  • Spot Shrink w/API
  • Comp BS&W
  • Spot BS&W
  • Flash Gas (per stage)
  • API Gravity (w/o shrink) (D-287)
  • Shrink
  • Copper Strip (D-1838)
  • Mole Sieve with HE Carrier
  • Mole Sieve with Argon Carrier
  • Reid Vapor Pressure
  • ASTM Distillation (D-86)