Oil field based Frac Tracers
Fluorescent material such as Frac Tracers can also be excited in the UV to emit in the visible range. Wilson Analytical’s LabBox or Open Platform System (OPS) can be used to identify the presence and concentration of the intrinsically fluorescent Frac Tracer.
Figure 1. Calibration curve of fluorescent frac tracers; research conducted by Engenium Chemicals using Wilson instrumentation.
Figure 2. Oil Field based Frac Tracers in flow back water; research conducted by Engenium Chemicals using Wilson instrumentation.
Nanochemistry-based fluorescent reagents
Nanoparticles can be used in the oil industry as non-toxic thermally stable reservoir tracers. The fluorescent silica nanoparticles are stable at temperatures up to 250°C, and specifically designed for fracking solutions. Wilson Analytical’s instrumentation can be used to identify the presence of the fluorescent silica nanoparticles with a ppm detection limit. The LabBox is intended for a nearby lab, and the Open Platform System (OPS) allows for one to perform various tests for research; however both Wilson’s instruments provide a ppm detection limit.
Figure 1. Fluorescent scale inhibitor reagent; preliminary research conducted by Wilson Analytical.