Digger's principal business activity is, through the application of its High Definition Reservoir Geochemistry ("HDRG") technology, the development of an effective exploration technique as an adjunct to existing seismic methods and to assist in the environmentally sound discovery and development of new oil and natural gas reserves through the detection of metallic and non-metallic ions in near surface soil profiles. Digger is the exclusive licensee worldwide of this metallic/non-metallic ion deep penetrating geochemistry program. The presence of various metallic and non-metallic ions (geochemical signatures) directly above oil and gas accumulations has been well documented.
In the past it has been difficult to measure these anomalies both accurately and with a high degree of repeatability, which has severely hampered its applicability and value for hydrocarbon exploration. The HDRG technology has been developed by Digger over the past ten years as a solution to these past difficulties. HDRG works by detecting metallic and non-metallic ions that form geochemical signatures directly above oil and gas accumulations. The technology is based on the collection and analysis of near soil samples using proprietary leachants and ultra low-level ICP analyses.