Petrolab is a dynamic and very adaptable service company in the oil industry with ample experience globally in remote locations.

The specialised services offered from our Australian headquarters comprise of complete oil and gas PVT analysis with expert surface and sub-surface sampling for all reservoir fluid types.

In addition, special studies such as solubility and swelling experiments, miscible displacements at reservoir conditions in core material and slim tubes, phase diagrams, including solids such as asphaltenes can be performed in our laboratories.

We have extensive experience in handling of reservoir fluid conditions up to 15,000 psi and 350°F and from lean gas condensates, to waxy and/or asphaltenic crudes, to heavy crudes from the Orinoco tar belt.

Petrolab has stayed abreast of developments in surface and sub-surface sampling techniques, specialised compositional work, complete reservoir fluid studies including those on

volatile oil and gas condensate samples. Amongst our services are the following:

  • Full PVT services for all reservoir fluid types
  • Bottom-hole sampling using proprietary slick-line conveyed samplers
  • Surface sampling of reservoir fluid samples
  • High pressure single phase transfers from third party samples obtained with open-hole Wireline Formation Testers (e.g. MDT, RCI, RDT, etc.) to Petrolab cylinders
  • Compositional analyses of hydrocarbon gas and liquid samples, at our labs and on-site if required
  • On-site contaminants analysis such as H2S, Hg, and trace metals in gas streams
  • Special studies such as solubility and swelling experiments, miscible displacements at reservoir conditions in core material and slim tubes, and MMP measurements
  • A manned, complete mobile PVT laboratory, for extended exploration projects in remote locations