Oil, Gas and Chemical Testing from SGS

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Testing to meet all your needs, from the world’s largest network of inspection and analytical laboratories.

SGS provides analytical services 24/7/365 for the complete spectrum of petroleum and chemical products at our network of specialized laboratories. We are devoted to exceeding your expectations with precision analysis, unparalleled quality and timely service.

At SGS, we perform all analysis in strict accordance with international standards, internally published and validated methods, and methodologies provided or developed in conjuncture with our clients. Our expert chemists perform analysis according to ASTM, UOP, USP, ISO, EN, EPA, NBR, ANP and many more standards.

Our commitment to maintaining and growing our rigorous quality assurance programs is unrivaled among industry standards. All of our major laboratories in the US are ISO 17025 accredited, with quality programs developed around ISO 9001 standards.

SGS remains committed to expanding its capabilities by consistently adding instrumentation and test methodologies in support of our clients’ and industry needs. Fill in the contact form and one of our customer service representatives will reach out to you to learn more about your requirements and how we may assist you.

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Discover Our Wide Range of Testing Capabilities

Gas Chromatography – FID, MS, TCD, ECD, SCD

  • Full characterization of liquid hydrocarbons
  • Detailed hydrocarbon analysis (DHA)
  • Gas and LPG sample analysis
  • Simulated distillation
  • Oxygenates – alcohols, esters, ethers, ketones, acrylates
  • Sulfur speciation in hydrocarbons
  • Olefins
  • Aromatics – benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, xylenes
  • Nitrogen speciation in hydrocarbons
  • Amines

Liquid Chromatography/CIC/HPLC

  • Fluoride, chloride, bromide, iodide, and sulfur in LPG, liquid, and solid samples by CIC
  • Mono-, di-, tri-, and Poly-aromatics
  • Anions in water and ethanol by IC – sulfate, nitrate, acetate, formate, and more

Elemental Analysis

  • ICP-MS for trace metals at ppb and ppt concentrations
  • ICP-OES for trace metals at ppm concentrations
  • AA for trace metals at ppm concentrations
  • Mercury at ppt concentrations
  • Total sulfur and chlorine by X-ray fluorescence (XRF)
  • Semi-quantitative composition analysis by X-ray diffraction (XRD)
  • Organic and inorganic chlorine by microcoulometer
  • Sulfur by UV fluorescence
  • Nitrogen by chemiluminescence


  • Hydrogen sulfide
  • Bromine index and number
  • Basic nitrogen
  • Diene value
  • Carbonyls
  • Water/moisture
  • Salt content
  • Chlorides

UV/VIS, FTIR Spectroscopy

  • Naphthalenes
  • Peroxides, carbonyls, inhibitors
  • Characteristic scans
  • Morphology
  • Chemical composition
  • Thermal transitions
  • Oxidative-induction time


  • Atmospheric, vacuum and potstill
  • True boiling point (TBP)
  • Simulated distillations by GC
  • Crude assay

Fuel Engine Testing

  • Research octane number (RON)
  • Motor octane number (MON)
  • Cetane number, derived cetane number
  • Supercharge rating

Other Capabilities

  • Refractive index
  • Vapor pressure
  • Density
  • Viscosity
  • Lubricity
  • Auto-ignition
  • Flash point
  • Fire point
  • Cloud, pour, CFPP
  • pH
  • Calorific value, BTU
  • Thermal and oxidative stability
  • Cleanliness – particle size distribution
  • Needle penetration
  • Aniline point
  • Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA)
  • Volatility

Why Choose SGS?

We are the world’s leading inspection, verification and testing company, considered the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With a global network of highly qualified experts working in state of the art labs, SGS provides a range of services to help you ensure the success of your business.

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