Newman Energy Research is the sole global provider of VIRF (Vitrinite Inertinite Reflectance Fluorescence) analysis.  Whereas standard VR relies on subjective and consequently unreliable identification of vitriinte based on morphology, VIRF utilises quantitive fluorescence to objectively classify reflectance populations. This provides significantly increased data resolution and dramatically higher confidence of results.  We provide a full suite of analysis packages, from data only up to providing a full petrographic report, as well as sampling advice and consultation.


For a detailed overview of what exactly what Newman Energy Research and VIRF provides, and for our competetive exchange rate adjusted prices, feel free to contact us via the addresses below.


Dr Jane Newman:
For general enquiries contact the Lab:


We also offer expert preparation of samples for a variety of petrographic analysis.  Click here to view a brochure with more information.