Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Technology
Networks
Scientific Communities
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

Agilent Technologies and University of Houston Team Up

Published: Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Bookmark and Share
Agilent Technologies Inc. and the University of Houston will work together to further understanding of the geology and composition of crude oil.

The collaboration will combine Agilent’s expertise and state-of-the-art scientific instruments with the leading-edge petroleum research conducted within the University of Houston’s Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. The goal is to create applications that provide new insights into the discovery and use of this vital resource.

Under the agreement, Agilent is providing a portfolio of instruments valued at more than $1 million, including such advanced technology as microwave plasma-atomic emission spectroscopy (MP-AES), inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES), gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy (GC-MS), gas chromatography-triple quadrupole mass spectroscopy (GC-QQQ), and gas chromatography-quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectroscopy (GC-QTOF).

“The University of Houston is pleased to be a part of this collaboration, which is an important research effort for the oil and gas industry and its ongoing efforts to better assess proven reserves and discover new deposits,” said Rathindra Bose, the university’s vice chancellor/vice president for research and technology transfer. “Thanks to this agreement, researchers in our Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences will have access to the most advanced instruments available today to further their research.”

The instruments will be used to identify and measure the constituents in geological specimens or to separate, identify and measure the thousands of compounds found in crude oil samples. These types of studies aid in understanding the geology of oil-bearing formations, which is useful in the search for new deposits as well as in assessing the potential for exploitation of proven reserves. In addition, improvements in the methods used to characterize crude oil will allow it to be processed more efficiently, which can improve the yield from each barrel and lower the cost of refined products.

“The state-of-the-art instruments that Agilent is furnishing through this collaborative effort will allow the research teams at the University of Houston to move to the forefront of their research areas by generating data that has not been available to them until now,” said Wayne Collins, global energy manager, Agilent. “This collaboration with a premier energy university reaffirms our commitment, as the market leader in instruments for this industry, to continue to develop new technologies and applications for our customers.”

Over the three-year term of the collaboration, some of the work will also focus on developing the science of shale gas, which has recently transformed the energy outlook in the United States. New technologies that have allowed this resource to be tapped have opened vast new reserves and provided low-cost feedstocks to the petrochemical and chemical industries while also providing low-cost natural gas to allow some power plants to switch from coal, lowering greenhouse gas emissions. The research aims to investigate the science behind the extraction of shale gas and liquids to aid in evaluating the potential production of a particular formation as well as to provide guidance in avoiding detrimental environmental impact to ground water.


Further Information

Join For Free

Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 3,200+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More Than 4,600+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

Agilent, Eurofins Genomics Collaborate
Agilent plans to offer custom components and an assembled plasmid service for Agilent’s SureVector next-generation cloning kits through a collaboration with Eurofins.
Monday, March 14, 2016
Best Practices for Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Agilent has published “Breast Cancer Diagnosis: Past, Present and Future,” a white paper on the use of immunohistochemistry in diagnosing and treating breast cancer.
Monday, March 14, 2016
Agilent Invests $80M in Lasergen
Company has announced that it has invested $80 million in Lasergen, with innovative next-generation sequencing technology for clinical applications.
Friday, March 11, 2016
Agilent Technologies Announces Early Access to Custom guideRNA for Functional Genomics
Company has announced a program that gives biologists conducting functional genomics research early access to a potential new resource.
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Agilent Technologies and 10x Genomics Announce Collaboration
Company has announced collaboration to develop a premium exome that provides a streamlined workflow for 10x Genomics'Chromium platform.
Friday, February 12, 2016
Agilent Wins Award for Innovation in LC
Dual-needle technology enhances speed, flexibility.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Agilent Extends Agreement with PerkinElmer on Bioanalyzer Chips
PerkinElmer supplies chips for Agilent's popular 2100 Bioanalyzer system.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Agilent Signs Agreement with Thermo Fisher Scientific
Agreement to exchange instrument controls to improve the productivity and user experience.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Agilent Completes Acquisition of Seahorse Bioscience
Agilent has completed the acquisition of Seahorse Bioscience, a leader in providing instruments and assay kits for measuring cell metabolism and bioenergetics.
Tuesday, November 03, 2015
Agilent Recognizes Australian Genome Research Facility as Certified Service Provider
Nonprofit organization offers scientists access to leading-edge technologies.
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Agilent Announces Opening of Life Science Research Center
Facility designed to advance multi-omics research.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Agilent to Acquire Seahorse Bioscience
Acquisition complements Agilent’s market-leading separations and mass spectrometry solutions, expands pharma offerings.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Agilent, Singapore Institute Collaborate
Agilent Technologies and Singapore's Bioprocessing Technology Institute today announced a collaboration to develop new analytical approaches to specific protein-linked sugar compounds.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Agilent Collaborate with A*STAR’s Bioprocessing Technology Institute
Collaboration addresses a critical need in the biopharmaceutical industry.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Agilent Technologies and Waters Corporation Formalize Instrument Control Exchange
Agilent Technologies Inc. and Waters Corp have announced a formal agreement to exchange instrument controls to improve the productivity of customers who own software and instruments from both companies.
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Scientific News
Platelets are the Pathfinders for Leukocyte Extravasation During Inflammation
Findings from the study could help in the prevention and treatment of inflammatory pathologies.
ASMS 2016: Targeting Mass Spectrometry Tools for the Masses
The expanding application range of MS in life sciences, food, energy, and health sciences research was highlighted at this year's ASMS meeting in San Antonio, Texas.
Benchtop Automation Trends
Gain a better understanding of current interest in and future deployment of benchtop automated systems.
Manufactured Stem Cells to Advance Clinical Research
Clinical-grade cell line will enable development of new therapies and accelerate early-stage clinical research.
Dengue Virus Exposure May Amplify Zika Infection
Researchers at Imperial College London have found that the previous exposure to the dengue virus may increase the potency of Zika infection.
Gender Determination in Forensic Investigations
This study investigated the effectiveness of lip print analysis as a tool in gender determination.
Identifying Novel Types of Forensic Markers in Degraded DNA
Scientists have tried to verify the nucleosome protection hypothesis by discovering STRs within nucleosome core regions, using whole genome sequencing.
Proteins in Blood of Heart Disease Patients May Predict Adverse Events
Nine-protein test shown superior to conventional assessments of risk.
Higher Frequency of Huntington's Disease Mutations Discovered
University of Aberdeen study shows that the gene change that causes Huntington's disease is much more common than previously thought.
Starving Stem Cells May Enable Scientists To Build Better Blood Vessels
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have uncovered how changes in metabolism of human embryonic stem cells help coax them to mature into specific cell types — and may improve their function in engineered organs or tissues.
Scroll Up
Scroll Down
Skyscraper Banner

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
3,200+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
4,600+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FOR FREE!