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Windows XP

End of Support

Spring 2019

WellSight Systems officially discontinued support for Windows XP with Version 8.0.0 in 2016. However, because we know that some of our customers continue to have Windows XP on their older computers, our programs have continued to install and run on Windows XP.

We now face the situation where several of the components we use to build our products have discontinued support for Windows XP so you will no longer be able to install and run our programs on Windows XP.

We advise that you purchase newer computers or upgrade Windows to run one of the supported versions. The soon to be released StarLog 8.4.0 will run on Windows 7, 8.1, and 10, as well as Server 2012 and 2016.

Upcoming Conventions

Spring 2019

WellSight Systems will be exhibiting at the following conventions this spring. We invite our customers and colleagues to drop by our booth to see a demo of WellSight Perspective, our exciting new 3D project planning, data recording, and geo-steering tool.

GeoConvention 2019
May 13-15, 2019
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

AAPG Annual Convention & Exhibition 2019
May 19- 22, 2019
San Antonio, Texas, USA


Windows Server 2008

End of Support

Spring 2019

WellSight Systems will discontinue official support for Windows Server 2008 (R1 and R2) in the spring of 2019.

Mainstream support from Microsoft ended in January 2015. Windows Server 2012 and 2016 have replaced 2008. 

If your organization has not upgraded beyond Windows Server 2008, please notify WellSight with an estimate of when that is planned to occur.

StarLog Version 6

End of Support




WellSight Systems will discontinue sales and official support for StarLog Version 6 starting January 1, 2019.

Version 8 is fully backward compatible with Version 6 – that is, it can read older log files from any previous version. So there is no need to continue using Version 6 in order to read existing log files.

Customers with current Version 6 licenses will be able to use them to the end of their license period, but will not be able to renew them after January 1, 2019. Please contact us as soon as possible to make the switch to Version 8.

Perspective 8.3.0

New Release




Perspective Version 8.3.0 – July 1, 2018

WellSight Systems has released Version 8.3.0 of the 3D geo-modelling application Perspective. This version contains several new features and major enhancements along with minor fixes. We strongly advise our customers to update.

User Interface Enhancements
  • Project Library: A new window for locating, opening, etc. 3D objects and data windows.
  • Data Table and 3D Object Properties Windows have been revised to be easier to use.
  • Profile View and Structure Windows work together better.
  • Labels and Documents are easier to position horizontally or vertically.
 New Features and Enhancements
  • Formation Stacks. Easier to create and edit a series of Structures. Can fill formations in Profile View.
  • Vertical Exaggeration. The Profile View can be stretched vertically.
  • 3D Images. Improved speed and quality.
  • Projects in Feet are better supported.
  • Up to 24 Well Paths allowed.
  • Documentation. The User Guide was updated and 2 new Tutorials have been added.

Problems using MSI Laptops




WellSight Systems has heard from a few customers who were having difficulty with MSI laptops.

A solution has been added to our FAQ page.

StarLog Version 8.3.0

New Release




StarLog Version 8.3.0 – February 14, 2018

WellSight Systems has released Version 8.3.0 of the StarLog program suite: StripLog, HorizontalLog, MudLog, the Free WellSight LogViewer, and the WellSight LogManager,

This release includes major new features:

  • New Image Layer allows you to quickly add images by drag and drop.
  • Images can now be imported from jpg, gif, bmp, tif and png files.
  • Depth Tracks can now show MD, TVD and SS depths.
  • Sub-sea depths are now supported in surveys.
  • Filled Data Curves.
  • Revised Help System and Tutorial.


See What’s New in Version 8 for more details.

Version 8.2.0

New Release




Version 8.2.0 – March 29, 2017

WellSight Systems has released Version 8.2.0 of the StarLog program suite: StripLog, HorizontalLog, MudLog, the Free WellSight LogViewer, the WellSight LogManager, and our latest product, WellSight Perspective (formerly called WellSight GeoSteering).


This version of the StarLog suite contains enhancements, mainly to how it exports to WellSight Perspective and to data validation. Perspective has been renamed and given the same version number as StarLog.

Exporting Data from StarLog to Perspective

  • Exports and updates to Perspective are now more robust, ensuring that the Perspective project file does not become corrupted when an error occurs.
  • Export to Perspective dialog: project file controls were moved to the bottom to be more easily verified before exporting
  • Export/update to Perspective: header images are now linked to the well path for the main survey layer

Other Enhancements to StarLog

  • Save As: prevent user from over-writing a Perspective project file
  • Depths in survey and curve data files are now validated more strictly.
  • Units in the K.B. Elevation field (main header) no longer prevent calculation of sub-sea values and exporting a well’s elevation to Perspective.
  • Edit Surveys now has a Cancel button, which prompts to save any changes.
WellSight Perspective
  • Several minor enhancements and fixes were made to Perspective. See the Perspective Readme file for details.

New Office Location

February 2017

WellSight’s new office is located in NW Calgary, conveniently off of Crowchild Trail, near the ring road in Crowfoot Centre.

Suite 340, 600 Crowfoot Crescent
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
T3G 0B4

For directions, click the address at the bottom of the page.


Note that the PO Box we were using briefly is no longer in service. Please update your records and direct all mail to the office address above.


Version 8.1.1

New Release




Version v 8.1.1   November 11, 2016

WellSight Systems has released Version 8.1.1 of the StarLog program suite: StripLog, HorizontalLog, MudLog, the Free WellSight LogViewer, and the WellSight LogManager.

This version of the StarLog suite contains minor enhancements and problem fixes to StripLog, MudLog, and HorizontalLog.


New Features and Enhancements
  • The start point of a new poly-line now snaps to grid like the other points. [#1116]
  • HorizontalLog now only displays the context menu for curve scales when the mouse is over a scale. [#1374]
GeoSteering Integration
  • The process of exporting data to WellSight GeoSteering has been made simpler and clearer: [#1377]
  • It is no longer possible to start more than one instance of GeoSteering for the same project.
  • If GeoSteering already has your project open, exporting to it from StarLog updates the running program, instead of starting a new one.
  • Two or more StarLog programs can now export to the same GeoSteering project at once.
  • The Export button now indicates whether the GeoSteering project file already exists.
  • An error occurred preventing you from exporting a disabled survey layer to WellSight GeoSteering. [#1364]
  • When exporting two survey layers to WellSight GeoSteering, the 2nd survey data table would be linked to 1st well path. [#1384]
Problems Fixed
  • Dragging a file other than a compatible log file onto a StarLog program icon now opens the launch window. [#1256]
  • When an attempt to open a log file from the launch window fails, StarLog now returns to the launch window. [#1368]
  • Importing data from an ASCII file would count an extra column when there is white space after the last column. [#1378]
  • This version can open earlier log files.
  • Versions earlier than 8.1.0 cannot open log files saved by this version.
  • This version can export to GeoSteering 1.0 – 1.5