Smith Analytical, LLC in conjunction with Wellhead Emissions Management, LLC are currently involved in a multi-year EPA funded study for ambient air testing of gas wells in East Texas. Current in use is a mobile lab equipped with two gas chromatographs and the ancillary hardware required to measure for Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene and Total Xylenes at Parts Per Billion (PPB) and Parts Per Trillion (PPT) concentrations found in ambient air near or adjacent to the production site. This presentation will detail the technical challenges of the project along with the analysis results during the first year of testing.

Primary Author/Conference Presenter:
Steve Smith
Wellhead Emissions Management, LLC
Seabrook, TX, USA


Justin Smith, Smith Analytical, Technical Services Manager, Houston, Texas
Les Howe, Smith Analytical, Project Manager, Houston, Texas