The assay tests can be extensive. Testing can include crude oil characterization of whole crude oils and the various boiling range fractions produced from physical or simulated distillation by various procedures. Information obtained from the petroleum assay is used for detailed refinery engineering and client marketing purposes. Feedstock assay data are an important tool in the refining process.
Many oil companies have links to crude oil assays on their web pages. The assays are often on the pages with the field information.
Intertek Presents Expanded Upstream Oil & Gas Services during the 2009 Offshore Technology Conference.(Company overview)(Conference notes)
May 22, 2009; Intertek, a global leader in testing, inspection and certification services, offers an expanded range of technical services...