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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.

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