Technical departments, provides routine laboratory analysis testing services and consultation studies in environmental impacts assessment related to (An air, water, and soil).


  • Conduct environmental monitoring and measurement of pollutants concentrations in soil, water, and air.
  • Assess drilling fluids to reduce leftover effect before disposal and avoid environmental contamination.
  • Identifying the root sources of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) & mercury (Hg) species in oil and gas.


Environmental Analysis Section
  • Measuring the amount and distribution of particle sizes in different fluids by laser technology. Particle size distribution (PSD)
  • Physical analysis (pH, type, color, etc.)
  • Full chemical analysis such as
  • 1
    Major ions (Na, Ca, Mg, K, Cl, SO4)
  • 2
    Determination of Sodium and Potassium in Water, soil samples.
  • 3
    Determination of (Phosphate, Nitrate, Nitrite, sulphate, Phenol, etc).
  • 4
    Determination of TOC in water and soil.
  • 5
    Chemical oxygen demand (COD)
  • Water compatibility studies.
  • Complete analysis of Bentonite, Cement, Clay, Limestone and Soil.
  • Formation & produced water microbiology
  • Assessment of Biocides against bacterial contamination especially SRB bacteria.
  • Controlling oil field chemicals, especially drilling materials & cuts.
  • Biological oxygen demand (BOD5) in ground & west water.
  • Fuel microbiology testing.
  • Bioremediation treatment of contaminated sites.
  • Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery (MEOR).Biodegradation of polymer compounds included in drilling fluids.
Water Analysis
  • Alkalinity as calcium carbonate (ASTM D-1067)
  • Acidity (ASTM D-1067)
  • Hydroxide
  • Ammonium (NH4) by Dr 2500
  • Bicarbonate (ASTM D-513)
  • Bromide (Ion Chromatography)
  • Calcium by titration or by IC
  • Calcium hardness (ASTM D-1126)
  • Carbonates (ASTM D-513)
  • Electrical Conductivity (ASTM D-1125)
  • Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) (D1252) (Dr 5000)
  • Carbon dioxide (ASTM D-513)
  • Chloride by IC or Titration
  • Residual Chlorine (Dr5000)
  • Fluoride by Dr Lange or Ion Chromatography
  • Total hardness as calcium carbonate (ASTM D- 1126) by calculation
  • Hydrogen sulfide (ASTM D-4658)
  • Magnesium hardness (ASTM D-1126)
  • Magnesium by titration (ASTM D-511)
  • Potassium by flam photometer (ASTM D-2791)
  • Nitrate by Dr Lange or Dr 5000
  • Nitrite by Dr Lange or Dr 5000 spectrophotometer
  • Nitrogen total by Dr 2500 spectrophotometer
  • Dissolved Oxygen (ASTM D- 888)
  • pH (ASTM D- 1293)
  • Particle size distribution (Master size 2000)
  • Total phosphate by IC or Dr 5000
  • Resistivity by calculation
  • Total silica by Dr 2500 Spectrophotometer
  • Sodium by Flam Photometer (ASTM D-2791)
  • Total dissolved solids (TDS) (ASTM D-5907)
  • Total suspended solids (TSS)) (CEMM420
  • Total dissolved solids (calculated)
  • Summation (TDS) by calculation
  • Oil and Grease (gravimetric method (5520P)
  • Phenols by Dr 5000
  • Salinity by calculation
  • Sulphate by Dr 2500 Spectrophotometer or IC
  • Sulphide by Dr 2500 spectrophotometer
  • Turbidity (ASTM D-889)
  • Specific gravity (ASTM D-1429)
  • Cyanide by Dr Lange or (Photometer L F 2400)
  • Phenol Ph. ALK. AS CaCO3
  • Methyl Orange Alk. As CaCO3
  • Color by Dr 2500 Spectrophotometer
  • Odor, Temperature & Taste
  • Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP)
  • Sodium Adsorption Ratio (SAR)
Soil Analysis
  • Sample preparation  
  • Total organic carbon by Brady & Well  
  • Total organic matter by (BS-1377-3-1990)/ Brady & Well
  • pH value by Brady & Well
  • Conductivity by Brady & Well 
  • Moisture content by (ASTM C114)  
  • Chloride content by (BS-1377-3-1990)
  • Sulfates content by (BS-1377-3-1990)
  • Particle size distribution (Master size 2000)  
  • Mass loss on ignition by (BS-1377-3-1990)  
  • Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC)  
  • Total dissolved solids (TDS) by Brady & Well 
  • Free water  
  • Iron and Aluminum Oxide R2O2 (Al2O3+Fe2O3) content  
  • Magnesium Oxide (MgO) content  
  • Calcium Oxide (CaO) content  
  • Potassium Oxide (K2O) content  
  • Sodium Oxide (Na2O) content
  • Silicon Oxide (SiO2) content  
  • Sulphur III Oxide (SO3) content
Biological Analysis
  • Total coliform bacteria, E-Coli, Total colony count
  • Fluorescing Pseudomonads  
  • Legionella bacteria testing  
  • General aerobic bacteria
  • General anaerobic bacteria (GAAB)  
  • Iron related bacteria  
  • Slime forming bacteria  
  • Sulphur oxidizing bacteria  
  • Biological oxygen demand (BOD)  
  • Acid producing bacteria  
  • Yeast and moulds P/A  
  • Sulfate reducing bacteria (SRB)  
  • Heterotrophic aerobic bacteria  
  • General fungi P/A  
  • Fecal coliform (F.C)  
  • Clostridium 
  • Total Viable Count (TVC) @    C & C 
  • Hydrocarbon Degraders & Oxidizers

Instrumental Analysis Section

Instrumental Analysis Section provides qualitative and quantitative analysis for different kind of samples using spectroscopy analysis techniques such as:

  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma -Optical Emission spectrometer (ICP-OES).
  • Infrared Spectrophotometry Technique.
  • Ultraviolet- Visible Spectrophotometry
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometry Technique.
  • X-Ray Diffraction & X-Ray Fluorescence Techniques.
  • Natural gas and Hydrocarbon distribution analysis in addition to Determining the oxygenates in gasoline Boiling range and Distribution of petroleum fractions.
Atomic Spectroscopy

Atomic Spectroscopic Analysis 

Determining the concentration of the following elements: (Al, As, Ba, Bi, Ca, Cd, Cr, Co, Cu, Fe, Mg, Mn, Ni, Pb, V, Zn, Sr……etc) in ppm, ppb and % by atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) and atomic emission spectroscopy (AES).

Molecular Spectroscopy

Measurement of organic and inorganic compounds & identify the functional groups Molecules are analyzed by (UV- VIS) and (FTIR) Spectrometer.

Elemental Analysis

Elemental analyzer measures carbon (C), hydrogen (H), nitrogen (N) and sulfur (S).


Qualitative and quantitative Identification of the compounds in a mixture using the following methods:

  • natural gases and calculated properties (ASTM D-1945) 
  • liquefied petroleum gases (LPG). 
  • Hydrocarbon (C2 - C5) in gasoline  
  • Boiling Rang distribution of petroleum fractions (SIM DIST) (ASTM D-2887)  
  • Detailed hydrocarbon (DHA) in Light hydrocarbon (ASTM )
  • Analysis of single light alcohol  
  • Carbon distribution of crude oil  
  • Analysis of MTBE, ETBE, T AME, DIPE, tertiary- Amyl alcohol and C1 to C4 Alcohol in Gasoline (ASTM) 
  • Analysis of Trace Sulfur in Light hydrocarbon (ASTM D-5504)  
  • Hydrocarbons (C4 - C15+) in naphtha fractions
  • Purity of gases (CO2, N2, and O2) per component (ASTM )
  • BTEX sample preparation and GC analysis
  • GC/MS Single scan
  • GC/MS Full Range scan  
  • Dew Point and water content by show meter  
  • Poly Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) (EPA )
  • Sulfur Traces in Liquid (ASTM D5623) 
Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and X-Rays Micro Analysis

Performs photographic analysis of the surface of samples and chemical analysis to determine the types and concentrations of basic elements.

Generating high-resolution images at a high magnification using

  • X-Ray Diffraction Analyses  Identification of materials based on their diffraction pattern. 

Environmental Studies & Sustainability

Measurement Total petroleum hydrocarbons in water (TPH) and Total petroleum hydrocarbons in Soil (TOG/TPH)

  • Conducting environmental monitoring and measurement of pollutants (soil/water/air).
  • Follow-up physical and chemical changes on contaminants.
  • Monitoring the spread of various air pollutants caused by oil industries.
  • Tracking the contamination resulting from oil spills & leaks from pipes, tanks, and fuel stations.
  • Monitoring of oil pollution in the sea and land through periodic surveillance.
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of the proposed oil projects.
  • Study the environmental impacts of produced water on groundwater.
  • Report Generation Interpretation and final report production.


  • OCMA -500 -HORIBA - Oil Content Analyzer
  • InfraCal TOG/ TPH
  • Gas met Model - DX 4040 FTIR Gas Analyzers
  • Inficon Hapsite ER Portable GC-MS
  • Pastel UV – PAH
  • Tracerco T-202 Radiation Monitor
  • Dionex ACS-2000 ion chromatography system
  • Hach DR 2500
  • Corning 400 Flame Photometer
  • Master Sizer-2000 Particle Size Distribution
  • Hach DR 5000
  • Sherwood Flame Photometer
  • BUCHI AutoKjeldahl Unit K-370
  • JENWAY UV-VIS Spectrophotometer
  • 16- Biological Oxygen Demand BOD Track Ⅱ include incubator
  • BI-2000 Electrolytic Respirometer
  • Inverted Fluorescence Microscope
  • Microtox 500 Analyzer
  • Agilent 5110 SVDV ICP-OES
  • FSAAS 240
  • Direct Mercury Analyzer DMA-80
  • Automatic Petro Pyrolysis Mercury Analyzer / PE-1000
  • 24- Gas chromatography Varian cp-3800 (DHA, NGA, GC – BTEX, DHA-PIONA & GC-Oxygenate)
  • SEM/EDS - Scanning Electron Microscopy
  • XRF Spectrometer