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Exploration & Production

Exploration & Production

Natural Resource Exploration and Production Analytical Solutions

As natural resource exploration and production companies innovate in the extraction of petroleum, as exemplified by the current surge in hydraulic fracturing of shale formations, Agilent is proud to collaborate with industry leaders and standards organizations to provide the solutions needed at every stage.
Our advanced instruments provide data that allows companies to profitably and safely pursue complex extraction technologies and characterize the composition of crude reserves. The Agilent 490 Micro GC is used for mud logging at well sites to provide the crucial data on gases brought to the surface in the drilling mud - measurements vital to the safety of the operation.
Our ASTM-based analyzers determine the composition of hydrocarbon mixtures recovered to determine market value. Finally, R&D labs use our state-of-the-art mass spectrometry instruments such as the 7000C GC/QQQ, 7200 GC/Q-TOF and 6400 Series LC/QQQ to provide new insights into the composition of crude oil by identifying and quantifying ancient biomarkers, or unraveling the thousands of compounds it comprises of.