Thermal extraction - Pyrolysis gas chromatography
Understanding the make-up of your fluids
Thermal extraction provides a gas chromatography (GC) of free hydrocarbons and the pyrolysis gas chromatography (PYGC) provides a GC of the breakdown products from the kerogen in the sample.
APT uses an Agilent 7890B instrument with an MSSV injector and FID. During the process volatile components are collected and released into the GC column to assess the free hydrocarbons contained in the sample.
Pyrolysis gas chromatography (PYGC)
The same Agilent 7890B instrument is utilised to collect the pyrolysis products to examine the kerogen geochemistry.