Chemistry Matters Inc. was retained by Cenovus Energy Inc to conduct a soil gas investigation to address allegations that Cenovus activities were resulting in environmental impacts on a local resident’s property.  Lead scientist, Dr. Court Sandau, developed a sampling and analytical strategy to examine gas migration which conclusively determined that Cenovus activities were not responsible for any environmental impacts on the property.  The investigation involved comprehensive, fully transparent and documented sampling of soil gas coupled with gas composition, gas stable isotope and gas radio-isotope analysis which provided definitive conclusions that soil gas and the biosphere were not being impacted from Cenovus oil production activities.  The study was developed and executed under strict timelines, was evaluated independently by scientific peers and published and defended for public scrutiny involving  press releases and a press conference.  The study has been published online on the Cenovus website.  The news release for the study can also be found here.

Since the project was completed, Chemistry Matters has continued to work on measurement, monitoring and verification (MMV) programs developing standard operating procedures and best practices for clients to provide confidence in techniques used to track and monitor injection gases.   MMV programs are used on carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) projects (formerly referred to as just CCS) as well as enhanced oil recovery (EOR) projects.  Work by Chemistry Matters in these areas include the development of best practices for soil gas monitoring, gas migration assessment, identification of surface casing vent leaks (liquids or gases), and mud gas logging.  These practices involve the development or incorporation of field measurements, sampling strategies or monitoring programs.


Analytes

  • General gas composition interpretation
  • Stable isotope interpretation (carbon dioxide, methane, ethane, propane, etc)
  • Radiolabelled isotope interpretation (methane)
  • Nobel gas interpretation

Techniques

  • Mud gas logging
  • Soil gas monitoring
  • Surface casing vent sampling
  • Production fluid sampling
  • Geoforensic analysis and interpretation

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Chemistry Matters provides the expertise and experience to design reliable sampling strategies, conduct field sampling programs, and interprets and analyzes chemical results which helps assess environmental impacts, as well as wildlife and human exposure to contaminants. As part of our process, Chemistry Matters considers both control and reference samples imperative for successful monitoring programs.


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Chemistry Matters provides the expertise and experience to design reliable sampling strategies, conduct field sampling programs, and interprets and analyzes chemical results which helps assess environmental impacts, as well as wildlife and human exposure to contaminants. As part of our process, Chemistry Matters considers both control and reference samples imperative for successful monitoring programs.


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As Google Scholar's motto goes "Stand on the shoulders of giants”,
Chemistry Matters continues to publish peer reviewed scientific
literature and push the scientific envelope of knowledge.
Our case studies are just a few of the many projects we
have personally worked on as many projects are still
privileged and confidential.
We don’t take our client’s lightly - it is an honour that you
called and trusted us to help find a solution for you.
Chemistry Matters provide highly specialized knowledge
to help solve our client’s most difficult problems.
Our case studies are just a few of the many projects we
have personally worked on as many projects are still
privileged and confidential.
We don’t take our client’s lightly - it is an honour that you
called and trusted us to help find a solution for you.

Biomonitoring


Chemistry Matters provides the expertise and experience to design reliable sampling strategies, conduct field sampling programs, and interprets and analyzes chemical results which helps assess environmental impacts, as well as wildlife and human exposure to contaminants. As part of our process, Chemistry Matters considers both control and reference samples imperative for successful monitoring programs.


Biomonitoring Q&A’s

Biomonitoring is the measurement and interpretation of the amount of chemicals in fish, wildlife or the human body.  It assesses the exposure of the organism to contaminants.
Have A Question? Let Us Know

Join the Chemistry Matters Newsletter

As Google Scholar's motto goes "Stand on the shoulders of giants”,
Chemistry Matters continues to publish peer reviewed scientific
literature and push the scientific envelope of knowledge.
Our case studies are just a few of the many projects we
have personally worked on as many projects are still
privileged and confidential.
We don’t take our client’s lightly - it is an honour that you
called and trusted us to help find a solution for you.
Chemistry Matters provide highly specialized knowledge
to help solve our client’s most difficult problems.
Our case studies are just a few of the many projects we
have personally worked on as many projects are still
privileged and confidential.
We don’t take our client’s lightly - it is an honour that you
called and trusted us to help find a solution for you.

Biomonitoring


We provide the expertise to design reliable sampling strategies, conduct field sampling programs, and interpret and statistical analyze chemical results to assess environmental impacts as well as wildlife and human exposure to contaminants.  Control/reference samples are imperative for a successful monitoring program.


Biomonitoring Q&A’s

Biomonitoring is the measurement and interpretation of the amount of chemicals in fish, wildlife or the human body.  It assesses the exposure of the organism to contaminants.

Join the Chemistry Matters Newsletter

As Google Scholar's motto goes "Stand on the shoulders of giants”,
Chemistry Matters continues to publish peer reviewed scientific
literature and push the scientific envelope of knowledge.
Our case studies are just a few of the many projects we
have personally worked on as many projects are still
privileged and confidential.
We don’t take our client’s lightly - it is an honour that you
called and trusted us to help find a solution for you.
Chemistry Matters provide highly specialized knowledge
to help solve our client’s most difficult problems.
Our case studies are just a few of the many projects we
have personally worked on as many projects are still
privileged and confidential.
We don’t take our client’s lightly - it is an honour that you
called and trusted us to help find a solution for you.