Stable isotope analysis
Understand your fluid samples
Carbon isotopic composition (δ13C) of a hydrocarbon is altered by the content of the source material, fractionation during fluid generation and any fractionation during migration. APT can supply a wide range of isotope analyses depending on your exploration or production questions and we would be happy to help you design the most suitable analysis programme to get the best information from your samples.
Bulk isotopes on oils
Carbon isotopes analyses can be performed on whole oils plus saturates, aromatics, polars and asphaltene fractions.
Compound specific isotope analysis (CSIA or GCIRMS)
Carbon isotope analyses are performed on individual compounds including major peaks in oils (alkanes, aromatics and light hydrocarbons).