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Well Log Viewer software can be used for viewing and plotting oilfield well-log data that is stored in either LAS, CSV, JSON or DLIS format files, and seismic waveform data that is stored in LDF or SEG-Y format files.
Some basic processing functionality for both Log data and VSP data is included.
LAS files are ASCII files that are used to store and share oilfield well-log data. LAS files only support storing log channels that have a single data value at every depth point.
CSV or comma separated value files, are simplified ASCII files that contain only log data, and no other information. The format required for CSV files is specific to this application and discussed in a later section. Similar to LAS files, CSV files only support storing log channels that have a single data value at every depth point.
Log data can also be stored in JSON formatted files. Only JSON files that are written according to the specifications desribed at https://jsonwelllogformat.org/ can be read. JSON files are also an ASCII type file, so can be previewed with Notepad. They additionally support storing single axis array data. Multi-axis array may be supported in future releases.
DLIS files are binary files. See http://w3.energistics.org/rp66/v1/Toc/main.html for a full description. DLIS files support a large range of possibilities for data types, that includes multi-axis array data.
LDF and SEG-Y files are used to store seismic waveform data (VSP waveform data).
Some of the Processing functionality that is currently available includes:
- Unit conversions of log curves
- Some basic arithmethic functions on log curves.
- Resampling log curves to different samples rates.
- Curve cross-plotting and curve fitting.
- TVD computation from deviation survey, and log TVD conversion.
- Computions of velocity logs, acoustic impedance, elastic modulii and other geophysical logs.
- Spatial filtering of logs.
- V-Shale and V-Clay computations.
- Porosity computations from NPHI-RHOB logs.
- Rock Strength computations
- VSP waveform filtering.
- Q-estimation of VSP data
- Synthetic Seismogram.
1.1 Software Download
Well Log Viewer is a 64 bit application for computers running Windows-10. It also requires the Windows-10 version 1809 or later.
The Well Log Viewer software is free download. It can be downloaded from the Microsoft Store for Windows-10, at
Extra Features License
There are some advanced "extra processing features" that by default are dis-allowed in the stardard installation.
To allow these extra features, you will need to install an add-on extra features license. This is currently a free item, and can be installed from the Main Menu under Edit->Allow Advanced Features. (installed via a free download from the Microsoft Store).
Alternative Download Option (not active yet)
1.2 Curve Names and Curve Units
An important aspect of loading data is the automatic assignment of Curve Names to Curve Groups, and also the conversion of the Unit Names to standardized nomenclature.
See section 3.7 and 3.8 for more details.
1.3 DLIS to ASCII Converter
A basic use of Well Log Viewer app is simply to use it as a converter of DLIS data to either LAS, CSV or JSON formats. After the DLIS has been loaded, some basic editing or housekeeping on the data can be performed before it is saved to one of the 3 ASCII formats.
1.4 Software Bug Reporting
Since this software is under development, then some software bugs may exist, or un-intended crashes may occur. If a crash occurs, it is probably due to either un-expected aspects of the data or problems with the data. If these issues are reported, along with relevant information and data, then they can be fixed.
DLIS file structure is complicated and the file structure can be in many forms. This software has been tested on all known DLIS files I have, but it is possible that some types of DLIS that haven't been tested may be problematic. Modifications can be made for problematic DLIS files, upon request.
1.5 Version History
Well Log Viewer is a complete rewrite of some earlier software that had been in sporadic development since 2001.
Version 2.0.12 26-May-2018. First release
Version 2.1.20 18-Sept-2019. Second release
Version 2.2.22 10-Mar-2020. Third release
Version 2.3.20 30-May-2020 Fourth release