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Gore Sober™

 

Gore Sorber

Gore Sorber

Gore Sorber

Gore Sorber ™ is proprietary technique that we are very familiar with and consider as one of the better, if not best Surface Screening Geochemical techniques.

Since all reservoirs leak there is a constant flux of hydrocarbons to the surface – in some instances, along fault planes and unconformity surfaces. Seepage may be quite spectacular, obvious and easy sampled. Normally, evidence for leakage is not readily visible. The several techniques available to detect that leakage, sometimes referred to as micro-seepage. The Gore Sorber ™ relies on the super adsorbent capacity of specially prepared Teflon based sampling material. This material housed within a semi permeable membrane is placed in the soil to a depth of approximately 20 cm and collected three weeks later for analysis, during that time the Sorber module will have collected sufficient hydrocarbons up to C20, so include Pristane and Phytane and other useful LMW compounds for analysis

The hydrocarbons are removed by gentle heating and streamed into a mass spectrometer for analysis. From that data we can tell if there is a likelihood of oil, gas, or mixture is present or the feature of interest has no associated hydrocarbons. Some correlation with conventional geochemistry can be made and the technology has been adapted for existing core materials and for materials collected seabed coring or directly in shallow water situations.

Gore Sorber

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