IFPEN
Rueil-Malmaison, France

STORAGE

GasGeochem (FR5.2)

GAS Geochemistry Lab at IFPEN

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.

 

Areas of research

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State of the Art, uniqueness & specific advantages

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.

Operating by

IFPEN

IFP Energies nouvelles
France
STORAGE technologies:
Monitoring
Research Fields:
Chemistry/Geochemistry

Location & Contacts

Location
Rueil-Malmaison, France
Contacts
Guillaume Berthe
RICC Contacts - Secondary contact
Florence Delprat-Jannaud

Facility Availability

Availability per year (in UA)
please specify
Duration of a typical access (average) and number of external users expected for that access
1 day.

Quality Control / Quality Assurance (QA)

Activities / tests / data are:
Controlled: ISO 9001

Operational or other constraints

Specific risks:
Conditions of detection limits and toxic gases should be considered early
Legal issues:
n/a

CCUS Projects

EU-Funded CCUS Projects
H2020
SECURE
Other CCUS Projects
Total-IFPEN
2009-2012
bilateral project on the Rousse CCS project
ADEME Project
2009-2013
CO2 Vadose
ADEME Project
2013-2016
DemoCO2
ADEME Project
2017-2020
AQUIFER CO2 Leak
ADEME project
2018-2019
GeCO SampA
IFPEN-Bahia project
2008-2011
Petrobras
IFPEN Zapatos project
2012-2014
PDVSA Gas

Patents

PROCEDE DE STOCKAGE GEOLOGIQUE DE GAZ PAR ANALYSES GEOCHIMIQUES DE GAZ RARES
6283/00/
PROCEDE DE STOCKAGE GEOLOGIQUE DE GAZ PAR ANALYSES GEOCHIMIQUES DE GAZ RARES DANS LA PHASE GAZ
6297/00/

Selected Publications

Applied Geochemistry, 95, 195-205. (2018)
Simultaneous ex-situ CO2 mineral sequestration and hydrogen production from olivine-bearing mine tailings.
Kularatne, K., Sissmann, O., Kohler, E., Chardin, M., Noirez, S., & Martinez, I
International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 77, 55–69 (2018)
Characterization and quantification of a CO2 and CH4 leakage experiment from a well into the carbonate vadose zone
Cerepi, A., Noirez, S., Rouchon, V., Garcia, B., El Khamlichi, A., Loisy, C.
MARINE AND PETROLEUM GEOLOGY, Volume 71, March, 391-403 (2016)
he 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.
Gonzalez-Penagos, F., Rouchon, V., Guichet, Moretti, I.
OGST, 67 (2), 341-353. (2012)
A Geochemical Approach for Monitoring a CO2 Pilot Site: Rousse, France. A Major gases, CO2-Carbon Isotopes and Noble Gases Combined Approach.
Garcia, B. Hy Billiot, J., Rouchon, V., Mouronval, G., Lescanne, M., Lachet, V., Aimard, N.
OGST, 67 (2), 355-372. (2011)
Surface and Subsurface Geochemical Monitoring of an EOR-CO2 Field: Buracica, Brazil.
Magnier, C., Rouchon, V., Bandeira, C., Goncalves, R., Miller, D., Dino, R.

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