• How much sample do you need for analysis?

    The amount of sample we require varies depending on the analysis you would like us to undertake:

    • SR pyrolysis – TOC, RE/Hawk - 2-3 g washed/dried cuttings or core sample
    • Vitrinite reflectance – ca.10 g washed/dried cuttings or core sample
    • Solvent Extraction with subsequent GC, GCMS and isotope analyses - 15-20 g washed/dried cuttings or core sample
    • Oil/condensate analysis - 3-5 ml
    • Gas analysis - test gas transformed to Isotubes is preferred

    Please contact us for a discussion about how we can help you select the most appropriate analysis technique.

    Find out how we prepare your samples.
  • How long does analysis take?

    Turnaround time is dependent on the number of samples analysed and amount of interpretation of the data. The following figures should be considered as guidelines only. All estimates are from receipt of samples and / or work-order from client confirming work.

    • SR pyrolysis – TOC, HI RE/Hawk– ca 2 weeks
    • Vitrinite reflectance – 6-8 weeks
    • Solvent Extraction with subsequent GC, GCMS and isotope analyses - ca. 6 weeks
    • Gas analysis (composition and isotopes) - ca. 3-4 weeks
    • Standard Oil analyses - ca. 4-6 weeks
  • Where will the analysis be carried out?

    All geochemical analysis are performed in-house in APT’s well-equipped and state of the art geochemical laboratories in Oslo, Norway. The optical analyses (i.e. vitrinite reflectance and visual kerogen) are carried out in our UK laboratory in North Wales.

  • What data do you have that we can license now?

    We have a range of carefully QC'd databases and data reports that you can license now for use in your studies. These can all be found through the link below.

    Please contact us to find out more about a tailor made study for your specific area.

    All available studies can be seen here.
  • How do I send APT my samples?

    Click the below link for full information on sending us your fluid / rock samples

    Sending samples
  • What information do you need to run a 1D basin model?

    We can run a set of 1D models to do an evaluation of the maturity of your area prior to setting up a full 3D model if it is deemed appropriate.

    Ideally we will utilise the following for each well:

    • Stratigraphic tops
    • Temperature data (BHT / DST)
    • Vitrinite data
    • Source rock data
    • Pressure data
    • Palaeo-waterdepths
    • Palaeo-temperatures

    We are able to extract much of this information from the well completion reports but any data you can provide will assist us in ensuring consistency with your projects.

    Basin modelling - data requirements
  • What information do you need to run a 3D basin model?

    Running a 3D model requires a series of depth surfaces over the area you wish us to investigate. These will need to cover any key prospects you have plus the likely source kitchen areas.

    As a minimum we will need depth maps for the source rock and reservoir intervals but being able to use all of the available surfaces will enable a more complete setup to be created which honours the geologic model.

    Inputs may include:

    • Palaeobathymetry maps
    • Environment of deposition information and maps
    • Fault polygons
    • Source rock outlines
    • Reservoir outlines
    • Reservoir properties
    • Top and / or fault seal details
    • Salt mapping
    • Prospect and lead polygons
    Basin modelling - data requirements
  • How does APT ensure the 1D and 3D models are well calibrated?

    We run through a thorough process to ensure all of our basin models are calibrated carefully to the QC'd input data. This data is commonly in the form of DST or Horner corrected bottom hole temperatures and vitrinite data.

    APT always aims to match models to actual field and shows data through use of our high quality PVT database (APvT).

    Basin modelling - calibration
  • Can you integrate the lab analysis with our in-house data?

    APT provide a full integration service where our experienced technical staff can help put the results of the laboratory analysis into context if you wish. This can be in the form of fully integrated basin models, Hot Spot (Zetware) databases and fully integrated reports.

    We would be very happy to discuss how we can best integrate all of your data, new and existing, to gain the most valuable insights.

    Interpretation of Geochemistry Data
  • Who will be working on my project?

    APT have a fantastic range of staff with a variety of backgrounds and specialities. We will endeavour to select the best team to deal with your project.

    Find out more about our team.
  • How does APT ensure the highest quality results?

    APT is proud to have specialist laboratories and experienced staff to best handle your samples. We strive to ensure we deliver the highest quality data and consistent results. APT complies with the following Norwegian and International standards: ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015

    Find out more about our best practice workflows and certification.
  • Do you provide training on your services and products?

    APT would be pleased to put together a bespoke training programme to help you and your team to gain greater knowledge in the following areas:

    • geochemistry
    • biostratigraphy
    • petroleum systems modelling
    • data integration
    • data visualisation
    Contact us for more information