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GasGeochem - Instrumentation and expertise to analyse and interpret gas geochemistry data

Facility Location
City & country
92852 Rueil-Malmaison Cedex (France)
1 & 4, avenue de Bois-Préau
Description & contacts of the access provider
Legal name of organisation
IFPEN - IFP Energies nouvelles
Infrastructure contact - Primary contact
Virgile Rouchon
RICC contact - Secondary contact
Sébastien DUPRAZ - s.dupraz@brgm.fr
Facility Availability
Unit of access
Days
Availability per year
12 months
Expected duration of single experiment:
1 day
Operational or other constraints
Specific risks:
Conditions of detection limits and toxic gases should be considered early.
Legal issues
No

The gas geochemistry lab at IFPEN combines the instrumentation and expertise to analyse and interpret gas geochemistry data including:

  • Major gas composition including CO2, N2, O2, He, methane, ethane, propane, butane, H2, H2S
  • Stable isotopic composition of carbon in CO2, methane, ethane, propane, butane
  • Stable isotopic composition of H in H2, methane, ethane, propane, butane
  • Noble gas concentration of traces of He, Ne, Ar, Kr, Xe
  • Isotopic composition of He (3He/4He ratio) and Ar (40Ar/36Ar ratio) 

Gas and water samples can be treated on demand, depending on sampling techniques and sample conditioning.

Procedures for sampling and conditioning should be advised.

 

Instruments comprise:

 

  • Triple detector (FID, 2 TCD), triple column, two carrier gas GC – gas sample and reference conditioning bench allowing thermostated, pressure regulated injection into the GC. Optimal absolute partial pressure calibration achieved for CO2, N2, O2, He, methane, ethane, propane, butane, H2, H2S across the 0,001-100 vol.% range.
  • Finnigan MAT253 IRMS coupled with Trace Gas GC and combustion/reduction interface. TriPlus automated sampler for various types of vials.
  • GV 5400 sector mass spectrometer for Helium and Neon isotopes. Pfeiffer Vaccum Hi-Quad QMS700 (0-340 mass range) for noble gas elemental and Ar isotopic analyses. In house design UHV sample preparation line.
The gas geochemistry lab at IFPEN
State of the art, uniqueness, & specific advantages

State of the art analyses of gas geochemistry.

Although similar individual instruments exist in various labs in Europe and throughout the world, the uniqueness of our lab resides in the full integration of data production across different instruments on a single sample aliquot, and with great care to maximise data consistency from major gas composition to fine isotopic compositions of trace compounds.

Scientific Environment

The sampling equipment may be provided if necessary. Assistance during sampling campaigns can as well be planned. Field gas analysers can be brought to sampling sites in order to give first estimates of gas compositions and presence of hazardous compounds.

CCS PROJECTS

OTHER CCS PROJECTS
Other Large Initiatives

patents

GARCIA, Bruno, ESTUBLIER, Audrey, ROUCHON, Virgile
PROCEDE DE STOCKAGE GEOLOGIQUE DE GAZ PAR ANALYSES GEOCHIMIQUES DE GAZ RARES
6283/00/ - 14 mars 2011
GARCIA, Bruno, ESTUBLIER, Audrey, ROUCHON, Virgile
PROCEDE DE STOCKAGE GEOLOGIQUE DE GAZ PAR ANALYSES GEOCHIMIQUES DE GAZ RARES DANS LA PHASE GAZ
6297/00/ - 21 avr 2011

selected publications

Gonzalez-Penagos, F.; Rouchon, V.; Guichet, Moretti, I. (2018)
The distribution of thermogenic, bacterial and inorganic fluid sources in the petroleum systems of the Llanos Basin (Colombia) - Insights from the noble gases and carbon stable isotopes.
MARINE AND PETROLEUM GEOLOGY (submitted)
Garcia, B. Hy Billiot, J., Rouchon, V., Mouronval, G., Lescanne, M., Lachet, V., Aimard, N. (2012)
A Geochemical Approach for Monitoring a CO2 Pilot Site: Rousse, France. A Major gases, CO2-Carbon Isotopes and Noble Gases Combined Approach
OIL & GAS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY-REVUE D IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES, 67 (2), 341-353
Magnier, C., Rouchon, V., Bandeira, C., Goncalves, R., Miller, D., Dino, R. (2011)
Surface and Subsurface Geochemical Monitoring of an EOR-CO2 Field: Buracica, Brazil
OIL & GAS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY-REVUE D IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES, 67 (2), 355-372