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Block Engineering Signs OEM Supply Agreement

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Jan. 17, 2014 — Block Engineering has signed a long-term supply agreement with an unnamed provider of hardened, field-based systems in the oil and gas drilling industry.

The agreement applies specifically to Block’s Mini-FT spectrometer, which provides real-time monitoring of C1-C5 hydrocarbons to enable drilling operations, providing a better understanding of the underlying geology. The agreement also includes Block’s gas monitor, which comes with a wireless radio communications and custom software integrated inside a compact, explosion-proof enclosure that enables mounting of the system directly at the mud pit.

“Monitoring and reporting gases is a critical need in the oil and gas industry with applications ranging from mud-logging to hydraulic fracturing, drilling and refining,” said Scott Riggi, vice president of sales at Block Engineering.

Block, a manufacturer of quantum cascade lasers and miniaturized Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy products, expects the agreement to help improve the efficiency of gas and oil drilling operations.

For more information, visit: www.blockeng.com



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