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New Multivariate Optical Computing Technology Offers Real-Time Analysis of Oil Exploration Fluids

Ometric has developed a new, advanced sensitive technology that can determine important properties of oil exploration fluids in both in-situ and real-time with superior sensitivity. The technology, known as the Multivariate Optical Computing (MOC), has been developed by using the principles of optical spectroscopy.

The MOC integrates the simplicity and ruggedness of filter photometry and the precision of spectrometers to allow real-time measurement of GOR (Gas to Oil ratio) for oil and other manufacturing processes.

GOR is one of the key properties for gas and oil exploration. Oil samples can be obtained at favorable times without any impurities, while total GOR values denote the quality of the oil and gas fields.

The oil fluids with different particulates, contaminants, asphaltene and water concentrations were obtained from various locations and tested by using the MOC technology at downhole pressures and temperatures. The tests showed that changes in the GOR can be detected to exceptional levels. In fact, the MOC technology can detect five GOR units, thus exceeding other current technologies.

The CTO of Ometric, Dr. Bob Freese, said that oil companies should look for new oil sources and simultaneously should enhance the production of their oil wells to meet the growing demands. He further stated that the MOC can be installed directly on the down-hole application, which removes the need for measuring GOR at off site areas.


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