Pioneers in Digital Rock
While FEI has been a leader in industries such as electronics, life sciences, and materials science, we are also pioneers in digital rock for the oil and gas industry. In 2013, we acquired VSG (Visualization Sciences Group), the leading provider of 3D software applications and components for the oil and gas industry. In 2014, FEI acquired Lithicon, a digital rock services company.
Whether you need help designing your own digital rock laboratory or you want our team to help you image, model and understand a specific reservoir challenge, FEI has the technology and expertise to help.
The acquisition of Lithicon provided FEI with the most highly published and distinguished panel of digital rock experts in the industry. Some of these experts trace their roots back to 1990, when they were geoscientists participating in Statoil's 3D pore-scale modeling research. Others trace their roots back to 2005, when they worked in the Australian National University Digital Core Consortium. These groups formed two of the world's leading digital core imaging and analysis companies, which later merged to form Lithicon. This merger combined unique core imaging and processing expertise with next-generation multiphase flow modeling capabilities.
The strength and reputation of our service team enables a deeper understanding of how microscopy is utilized by E&P operators to improve reservoir characterization and provide "ground truth" to reservoir behavior.