Crude Oil Assay Services

Camin Cargo Control has a state of the art facility that offers a full spectrum of analytical services including Crude Assay, Physical and Analytical testing, Gas Chromatography, Technical and Research Support, and External Instrument Maintenance/Calibration Services.

Why Camin Cargo?

Camin Cargos Crude Assay Department is approximately 500 sq. ft. and has the following fraction capabilities:

  • D2892 Distillation Towers: 2 - 50 mm Towers
  • D5236 Vacuum Pot stills: 2 - 36 mm Towers
  • Dewatering System: 1 automatic dewatering distillation system provides for reliable separation of the water from crude oil.
  • Assay Turnaround: Limited Assay turnaround in 1 week Full Assay turnaround in 2-3 weeks.


Other Department Capabilities:

  • Fractionation of crude oil and various other products including condensate and transmix
  • Full Physical, Analytical, GC and Research Capabilities
  • Special Projects: R&D, Engineering, Process Evaluation, Method Development
  • Custom report formatting to tailor your needs
  • Full support and credentials for our internet based Polaris Explorer Database system (allows you to view data real time).

Crude Assay is essentially the chemical evaluation of crude oil feedstocks. Each crude oil type has unique molecular and chemical characteristics; no crude type is identical, and there are crucial differences in the quality of each.

The results and data from assays provide extensive detailed hydrocarbon analysis data for refiners, oil traders, and producers globally. Assay data helps refineries determine if a crude oil feedstock is compatible for a particular refinery or if the crude oil could cause yield, quality, production, environmental, and other problems.

The assay can be an inspection or a comprehensive assay. Testing can include the characterization of the whole crude and the various boiling range fractions produced from physical or simulated distillation by various procedures. Information obtained from the petroleum assay is used for detailed refinery engineering and client marketing purposes, as feedstock assay data is an important tool in the refining process.

For detailed information please contact:

Camin Cargo Analytical Center
(713) 910-4688