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HorizontalLog 8

The Horizontal Strip Log Drafting Tool

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Why Buy HorizontalLog 8?

Easy to Learn and to Use

  • Whether you are an experienced computer user or not, you can quickly learn to use HorizontalLog.
  • If you are familiar with similar Windows programs, you will be off and running in minutes.

Saves Log Creation and Data Input Time

  • Rapidly create well logs that are rich in data, including: ROP and Gas data, lithology and other symbols, engineering and geological descriptions, surveys, porosities, and grain sizes.
  • Automatically import ROP, Gas and other data from gas detectors and EDR systems.

High-Quality Output

  • Clear, precise, professional quality printed strip logs.
  • Built-in header information for the well, the operator, the geologist, cores, DSTs, plan, elevation, etc. Plus custom header sections with your logo and other images.
  • Support for continuous feed printers. (Plotter support is available in Log Manager.)
  • Import and export data to/from the log in a variety of formats.

Industry Standard

WellSight Systems’ products are used by:

  • most Canadian geological consultants,
  • mud loggers in all parts of the United States,
  • all major oil and gas companies in North America,
  • exploration companies throughout the world.

Affordable

  • Whether you are an independent field geologist / mud logger or a major exploration company, you will quickly benefit from your investment in HorizontalLog.
  • Low annual license fee ensures that you receive the latest problem fixes and enhancements.
  • See current pricing.

Horizontal Logging Features

WellSight Systems produced the first strip log drafting tool designed specifically for professional geologists and mud loggers who need to produce informative, professional, color, horizontal well logs. HorizontalLog has the same ease-of-use and quality of output as our other products.


  • Measured depth runs horizontally, both on the screen and on the printed log.
  • Slide/rotate track built-in.
  • Enter full survey data including, Measured Depth (MD), True Vertical Depth (TVD), angle, direction, latitude, longitude, vertical section, and dog leg.
  • A large Well Bore Cross-Section track representing MD versus TVD contains the following information:
    • The TVD scale (vertical exaggeration) can be set to any range and changed at any Measured Depth (similar to the Gas and ROP data curves.)
    • Formations surrounding the well bore can be represented in two dimensions by drawing lithology and accessory symbols at any position in MD / TVD.
    • Text blocks for sample descriptions, formation tops, trips, etc. can be placed at any position in the track with optional pointers to the appropriate features.
    • Important features can be annotated by drawing graphic lines with the mouse.
    • Multiple Survey Layers can be plotted representing, e.g., prognosed vs. actual well-bores.

HorizontalLog 8 Features

Easy User Interface

  • Work directly on the strip log as it will appear when printed.
  • Efficient point, click and drag interface.
  • Change the depth range at any point during the project.
  • Change the log scale or convert to TVD-indexed log.
  • Scroll to any depth or go directly to a specific depth.
  • Zoom in or out to see more detail or more of your log.

Log Types

  • Use either feet or meters for depth.
  • Several depth scales for well logs and core logs.
  • Measured Depth logs can be converted to True Vertical Depth.

ROP, Gas, Gamma, and Other Data

  • Two or more data curve tracks can display up to 10 data curves each.
  • Each curve’s name and unit can be customized. For example, you could have ROP (min/ft), Gas (%), and Gamma (API).
  • Each curve can be logged at its own data step. For example, ROP and Gas could be logged at 1 M steps, and Gamma could be logged at fifths of meters.
  • Import curve data instantly from gas loggers or other sources in LAS 2 or LAS 3 (Log ASCII Standard) or delimited ASCII files.
  • Enter or correct curve data directly, including Power Entry features like Shift, Add, Multiply, and Interpolate. Data values are plotted as you modify them.
  • Live Data Acquisition (LDA) imports ROP, Gas, and other curve data automatically at regular time intervals from gas detectors or EDR systems.
  • Customize each curve’s appearance: color, line style, width, filled wrapped areas, etc.
  • Change data scales as needed at any depth.

Lithology, Mineral, Fossil, and Other Symbols

  • Add and move symbols with a click of the mouse.
  • Pre-loaded with a complete set of industry standard symbols, including: major rock types, fossils, minerals, stringers, textures, porosity types, sorting, rounding, oil shows, cores, & DSTs.
  • Both percent lithology and interpreted lithology tracks.
  • Where the supplied symbols do not meet your requirements, you can design and add new symbols.

Geological Descriptions and Engineering Data

  • Import or export all geological descriptions in one step – abbreviating or expanding terms automatically.
  • Geological descriptions and engineering data can be added and moved to any depth – just double-click where you want the text and start typing.
  • Assisted Description Mode helps you to enter descriptions quickly and flexibly based on lithology intervals.
  • Use cut, copy, and paste to quickly copy text to or from your word processor.
  • Choose from three font sizes.

Porosity and Grain Size

  • Set the porosity or grain sizes for one depth or a range of depths with one click and drag of the mouse.
  • Set individual grain sizes independently.

Headers

  • Built-in Headers include: Well Info, Core, Operator, Comments, DSTs, and Symbol Legends.
  • Custom Headers can be added: Plan, Elevation, Symbol Legend, and completely Customized Headers with any text and graphic arrangement.

Surveys

  • Survey data can be plotted as a graph: Vertical Section, TVD, etc.
  • Survey text can be automatically positioned at the wellbore or at the track edge.
  • Survey data can be used to convert MD logs to TVD logs

Import Data

  • ROP, Gas, or any other curve data in LAS or ASCII
  • Surveys
  • Geological Descriptions

Export Data

  • ROP, Gas, or any other curve data as LAS or ASCII
  • Combined LAS format integrates lithology and curve data
  • Surveys
  • Geological Descriptions
  • Log image in JPEG or TIFF format
  • PPDM
  • All Data

Customization

Any of the following log characteristics can be customized:

  • Depth Range
  • Depth Scale
  • Tracks in the log Layout
  • Data Layers in each Track
  • Data Curves: color, width, pattern, scale, linear vs. semi-logarithmic, data step
  • Survey graphs (e.g. Vertical Section) and Survey Text
  • Symbols and Symbol Libraries
  • Headers and Legends

All customizations can be saved in Template files that can be used to quickly create new logs with the required format.

Quick Information Bar (Status Bar)

  • Continuously displays the depth and the name of the track under the mouse cursor.
  • Displays the current font size or symbol type for that track.
  • Prompts remind you how to use each track.

Printing

  • Use any page-oriented raster printer with continuous print capability.
  • Print any depth range of the log, and optionally include log headers, symbol legends, and track headings.
  • Logs can be printed at various standard scales. For example:
    • Well logs: 1:240, 1:480, 1:600, 1:1200, 1:200, 1:500, 1:1000
    • Core logs: 1:20, 1:48, 1:50

Capacities

See the detailed list of program capacities.

System Requirements

See the list of system requirements.