By leading in X-Ray Microscope and Focused-Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscopy imaging, artificial intelligence-based image processing, and advanced physics including the fastest two-phase and three-phase relative permeability, DigiM provides advanced characterization services, software and consultancy on rock, propellant, catalyst, and other material samples, at all scales.

DigiM has lead in the development and business success of Open Inventor and Avizo software for the Oil & Gas Industry. We have provided software and training expertise to all leading Digital Rock Physics (DRP) service providers working as an extension of their Research and Development (R&D) team. We continue to maintain long term research contracts with leading MicroCT and FIB-SEM labs in the Oil & Gas Industry (including supermajor, independent and national companies) because of our ability to adapt DRP solutions to each customer's individual needs, our ability to push boundaries and develop new technology on the fly and by guaranteeing the value of the data and results we deliver. 

For specific information on our work with industries both nationally and internationally please reference the sidebar.


  1. Capillary Fluid Dynamics within Unconventional Rocks Investigated by Scanning Electron Microscope, AAPG Bulletin, November 2017. (With ) AAPG Website Access. Request a preprint.
  2. DigiM is highlighted in Journal of Petroleum Technology 02 June 2017 article "Need a Faster Measure of Relative Permeability? Take a CT Scan and Follow With Digital Rock Analysis", by Stephen Rassenfoss, JPT Emerging Technology Senior Editor.
  3. Application of integrated core and 3D image rock physics to characterize Niobrara chalk porosity, permeability, capillary pressure, and two- and three-phase relative permeability. Accepted to present and publish by URTec 2017. (With ) (Request a copy of abstract) (Request a copy of full paper) (Request the presentation)
  4. Primary and Secondary Organic Matter Habit in Unconventional Reservoirs, AAPG Memoir 102: Imaging Unconventional Reservoir Pore Systems. (With ) (Request a Copy)
  5. Study of Petrophysical Properties Using Nano-Scale Resolution Electron Microscopy and 3D to 2D Upscaling. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Vol. 16, 1–9, 2016. With (Request a Copy)
  6. Petrographic Features of Kerogen in Unconventional Shales and Their Effect on Hydrocarbon Petrophysics. Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, 11–14 November 2012. SPE162612. With (Request a Copy)
  7. Upscaling of Heterogeneous Rock Properties via a Multiscale Image to Simulation Approach. Comsol Conference 2012, Boston, October 3-5, 2012. (With )
  8. Micron to millimeter upscale of shale rock properties based on 3D imaging and modeling. Society of Core Analysis 2012 Meeting, paper A20, Aberdeen, UK, August 26th - 31st, 2012. (With ) (Request a Copy)
  9. Capillary Condensation and NMR Relaxation Time in Unconventional Shale Hydrocarbon Resources SPWLA 53rd Annual Logging Symposium, June 16-20, 2012. With (Request a Copy)
  10. Measurements of Porosity and permeability analysis on nanoscale FIB-SEM tomography of shale rock. ExxonMobil 2012 Unconventional Summit, Houston, USA, February 25-27, 2012. (With and  IOL Calgary)
  11. Porosity types and sizes in Shales, Measurements of Porosity and permeability analysis on nanoscale FIB-SEM tomography of mudstones. ExxonMobil 2012 Summit, Houston, USA, February 25-27, 2012. (With )
  12. Poromechanics Investigation at Pore-scale Using Digital Rock Physics Laboratory. Multiphysics I Session, Comsol Conference 2011 Proceedings, Boston, MA, October 13-15, 2011. (With )
  13. Porosity and permeability analysis on nanoscale FIB-SEM tomography of shale rock. Society of Core Analysis 2011 Meeting, paper A30, Austin, Texas, September 18th - 21st, 2011. (With ). (Request a Copy)
  14. Poromechanics from Volume Averaging: Lining pore-scale physics to macro-scale. Society of Exploration Geophysicists 2011 Annual Meeting.W-4: From Image to Insight: How Can We Leverage Pore-Scale Observations Through Rock Physics Models. San Antonio, September 18-23, 2011. (With )
  15. A virtual material studio to study rock petrophysical properties. The 11th International Conference on  Magnetic Resonance Microscopy (ICMRM)/Joint Topic Conference on NMR in Well Logging and Core Analysis, August 14-18, 2011, Beijing, China. 2011-08 ICMRM; MRI Digital Rock Physics. (With University of Alberta)
  16. The Analysis and Simulation of Rock Properties Using FIB-SEM and Virtual Material Studio. NAFEMS World Congress 2011, Boston, USA, May 22-26, 2011. (With ) (Request a Copy)
  17. Analysis and Simulation of Rock Properties. Edward Brown (Editor). Comsol News 2011, p58-59, May 2011. (Interview)