High Definition Reservoir Geochemistry
Digger's principal business activity is, through the application of its High Definition Reservoir Geochemistry ("HDRG") technology, to provide an effective exploration tool to be used in the discovery and development of new oil and natural gas reserves through the detection of metallic and non-metallic ions in near surface soil profiles. HDRG technology measures Mobile Metal Ions in surface soils. These mobile metal ions are released from hydrocarbon accumulations and travel upward toward the surface. Using sophisticated chemical processes and instrumentation, the HDRG technology is able to measure these ions, in surface soils, to accurately fix where hydrocarbon accumulations are located.
Over the last ten years DIG has completed upwards of fifteen HDRG orientation surveys over existing oil and gas fields. Found in all cases was a sharp anomaly, over background, residing vertically over the oil and gas accumulations and a completely flat response over the dry wells in the same area. These anomalies were consistent with patterns characteristic with the oil traps discovered in the 3-1-14-19W3M and 4-13-14-19W3M wells drilled in Saskatchewan on the basis of an HDRG geochemical anomaly. HDRG technology confirmed its ability to precisely define an anomaly related to hydrocarbon accumulations that, for reasons of reservoir thickness and geological contrast, previous seismic programs were unable to resolve.