ALS offers services in Total Organic Carbon (TOC-LECO) and Hawk Pyrolysis; two geochemical methods that are used to quantify the organic content of rocks. These are powerful techniques to identify zones with highest potential for production and to assess the expected production of each organic interval.
Total Organic Carbon (TOC-LECO), Total Carbon (TC-LECO) and Total Sulfur
Total Organic Carbon (TOC-LECO) and Total Carbon (TC-LECO) analysis is measured using a LECO C-230 Carbon Analyzer for rapid, precise, and reliable results. Total Sulfur analyses is also offered in-house at our Oil & Gas laboratory. These three methods provide a precise and reliable determination of organic and inorganic carbon and sulphur abundance on a variety of organic and inorganic materials: coal, coke, oil, drilling cuttings, soil, sediment and cement.
The Hawk pyrolysis analysis is an analytical method designed to measure the organic matter quantity (TOC) and quality. The Hawk instrument carries several steps of thermal extraction of hydrocarbons and pyrolysis in order to measure the Total Organic Carbon (TOC) , available carbon content (S1 – 300°C), remaining hydrocarbon generative potential (S2 - 550°C), thermal maturity (Tmax) and organic carbon dioxide from pyrolysis (S3 – above 550°C).