Hydrocarbon Processing Industry & Fossil Fuels

The industry is broadly comprised of three segments: Upstream, in which oil and natural gas is explored for and produced, Midstream, in which the raw materials are transported to refineries, and Downstream, in which the raw products are turned into value-added end-user products such as fuels, plastics, and petrochemicals. Analysis of chemistry and physical properties is essential throughout, from exploration and drilling to refining and delivery of finished products.

Explore Shimadzu's solutions for methods from ASTM, UOP, and GPA

 

Upstream

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Analysis of rocks and raw hydrocarbons, as well as drilling and completion fluids are essential to successful exploration and efficient production.

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Analytical Techniques:
Elemental Analysis, FTIR, GC, GC/MS, ,Particle Size, TOC, X-ray

 

 

Midstream

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Custody transfer analysis ensures that what is purchased is what is delivered.

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Analytical Techniques:
GC, System GC

 

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Shimadzu's Solutions for Plastics Evaluation

 

 

Downstream

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The chemistry of feedstocks and refined portions demonstrate their purity, process efficiency, and dictate their market value.

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Analytical Techniques:
Elemental Analysis, GC, System GC, GC/MS, LC, TOC, X-ray