Application Note: Investigating Source, Age, Maturity, and Alteration Characteristics of Oil Reservoirs Using APGC/MS/MS Analysis of Petroleum Biomarkers
25 April 2013

Oil exploration and field development rely heavily on the recognition and use of ‘biomarkers’ in oils and source rocks for resolving questions regarding the source, preservation, and migrational history of oils and gases. In this application note we report a novel analytical technique of analyzing petroleum biomarkers in source rocks and crude oils using APGC-MS/MS.