Real time volatile monitoring during drilling operations (February 2014)

Block Engineering to supply Fourier transform spectroscopic gas monitor to driller.

Block Engineering, a manufacturer of quantum cascade laser (QCL) and miniaturized Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy solutions has signed a long-term supply agreement with an unnamed provider of hardened, field-based systems in the oil and gas drilling industry. Block’s Mini-FT spectrometer will provide real-time monitoring of C1-C5 hydrocarbons.

The gas monitor comes with wireless radio communications and custom-developed software integrated inside a compact explosion-proof enclosure that enables mounting of the system directly at the mud-pit. The unit delivers on-line measurements every 1-2 sec and eliminates the need for consumables (unlike conventional gas chromatographs). More from Block

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