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Analytical Services

We operate a world-wide network of analytical laboratories, many of them accredited according to ISO17025. Through this network clients have also access to several competence centers in various parts of the world.


Down- and upstream

The analytical laboratories are knowledge centers for commodity testing and quality issues. Down- and upstream petroleum and chemical industries benefit from the state-of-the-art laboratory technology and the extensive experience of the professional chemists with a wide range of international testing standards. Our test results are used by research departments in the industry, refinery and plant operators, product developers, commercial traders, governmental bodies, HSE officers, logistic managers, engineering firms, allocation offices and many more.


We operate and manage third party industrial laboratories through outsourcing partnerships with refineries and plant owners.


Correlation programme

Our network of laboratories maintains an in-company inter laboratory correlation program, to ensure consistent and accurate analytical results over the entire network. We appreciate the added value of providing results that are the same wherever in the world it is measured.


Global LIMS

We maintain global operational standards to ensure the highest reliability. A truly global LIMS system allows us to efficiently control the quality of our network, to allocate samples to other locations and to consolidate data globally measured for our clients.


Specialized arbitration

When you are disputing the quality of a commodity with your vendor or supplier, or claiming a loss of quality at a logistic service provider, Saybolt offers specialized arbitration possibilities in one of their competence centers. Our professionals assist you to solve claims on the basis of secured facts finding.



Saybolt's analytical services


  • Full range testing from crude oil to heavy residues
  • Comprehensive scope of chemicals testing
  • Specialized equipment for crude oil assays
  • Simulated distillations, DHA, PIONA
  • Screening on contaminants with ICP XRF, GCMS, GC-ECD, etc
  • Gas-, liquid- and ion-chromatography
  • Ultralow sulphur and nitrogen detection
  • Mercury and Arsenic trace analyses
  • Spectroscopic characterizations
  • 24/7 services for immediate results
  • Testing of natural, refinery and industrial gases
  • Biofuels full specification testing
  • ISO 17025 accredited facilities
  • Claim and arbitration protocols
  • Outsourcing for production industries
  • Oil spill characterisation
  • RON, MON and cetane engines
  • Testing of additives
  • Project organized studies
  • Petroleum Products (Saybolt Russia)
    • Residual oil, including ISO 8217
    • Heating and diesel fuel, including EN 590
    • Auto fuels, including ЕN 228
    • Aviation kerosene, including Jet А-1 as per ASTM D 1655 and DEF-STAN
    • Base and other oils
    • Narrow and wide fractions of crude oil, gas condensate, and petroleum products mixtures
    • Liquefied gas, including EN 589