LogPlot

 

 

LogPlot Overview

LogPlot has been used by geoscientists since 1983 to display their geotechnical, environmental, geophysical, mud/gas, and mining data as a graphic boring log. LogPlot offers almost unlimited flexibility for log layout via its easy-to-use, built-in Log Designer. With a WYSIWYG, point-and-click interface, LogPlot's Log Designer makes it easy to customize logs for different clients and projects. Field data can be entered into LogPlot's Data Editor using the keyboard, copy/paste, data collection, and/or import tools (LAS, RockWorks, Excel, ASCII, DBF). Multiple libraries of soil and rock types are included with LogPlot, and you can easily customize them to suit your company's needs. Compile the data in to the design at any vertical scale for singe-page, multi-page, or continuous logs. Distribute the free LogView program with your logs so your clients can view and print your LogPlot logs. Or, create HTML log pages or JPG, BMP, TIFF, PNG, WMF and EMF images.


 
LogPlot features

borehole log design with the Log Designer

LogPlot's Log Designer

  • Easy-to-use LogPlot Log Designer
    Great flexibility in borehole log designs- use a pre-configured design as-is (25+ shipped with the program) or create your own with the
    LogPlot Log Designer tool. The LogPlot
    Designer is easy to use, with point, click, and multiple-select capabilities. Create detailed headers, footers, and log bodies in their separate design areas. Toolbar buttons offer quick access to the 10 header/footer tools and 18 log body tools.
 

Borehole log data entry in the Data Editor

LogPlot's Log Data Editor

  • Easy-to-use LogPlot Data Editor
    Tabbed spreadsheet windows make entering data a snap. Point-and-click selection of rock or soil types. Type, paste, or import data. The
    LogPlot Data Editor includes tools for automatic depth intervals, arithmetic operations, data smoothing and filtering, and import from LAS, Excel, RockWorks
    boreholes, ASCII, and DBF. Users have access to USGS and USCS lithology patterns and keywords, international users have access to foreign language keyword sets.
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Compiling a borehole log

Compiling a borehole log in
LogPlot

  • Easy borehole log compiling
    With your log design and data file open, just set your plotting scale in English or metric units, click OK, and see your borehole log displayed on the screen in the
    LogView
    window
  • Share a borehole log with clients and co-workers
    The LogView portion of
    LogPlot is freely distributable as a stand-alone program. When installed on a client's or co-worker's computer, they can open, print, and export your saved LogPlot
    logs
  • Single-page or continuous printing
    Print to any printer or plotter you have installed in Windows on single sheet or continuous paper
  • Data export to RockWorks, LAS, and Excel format
    LogPlot data can be exported to RockWorks in .bh format or to worksheets in Excel. You can also export LogPlot
    curve data to standard LAS 2.0 format.
  • Borehole log diagram export
    Export borehole log plots to HTML tables for continuous display in a web browser and easy distribution. Export continuous logs in Windows Metafile (wmf) or Enhanced Metafile (emf) formats. Export BMP, JPG, TIFF, or PNG images of individual log pages. Or, export to
    ReportWorks
    for page layout display.
  • Batch compiling
    Build an on-screen list of data files to be compiled into graphic logs, which can be printed and/or saved
  • Built-in tutorial
    The
    LogPlot
    tutorial takes you step-by-step through the processes of designing borehole logs, entering data, establishing program settings, and compiling logs
  • USCS/USGS patterns and international keyword sets
    RockWare staff have meticulously designed pattern files and keyword sets that comply with the United Soil Classification System as well as sets that comply with USGS internal standards. Additionally, lithology keyword sets have been created for our German, Spanish, French and Italian speaking users.

 


LogPlot makes creating a well log a snap!

 

Step 1. Pick a well log design

Step 1 for creating a well log: pick a log design

Sample geotechnical log design

  • Choose a design from the LogPlot library (22+ designs for environmental, geotechnical, petroleum, mining, geophysics, and general geologic borehole logs.)
  • Modify the sample designs if you wish, or create a design of your own complete with customer headers and footers. Custom design services are available
  • The Log Designer is built into LogPlot. It's easy to use, with point-click-drag, cut-copy-paste, and multiple-select capabilities

 

Step 1 for creating a well log: pick a log design

Sample environmental log design

 

Step 1 for creating a well log: pick a log design

Sample geophysical log design


Step 2: Enter your data

Step 2 for creating a well log: enter your data

Data entry interface

  • Fast and easy data entry using specialized data sheets for different data types
  • Pick your lithology from a customizable list of keywords linked automatically to the lithology pattern and color of your choice
  • Import data from other applications using the Window's clipboard, or directly from text tables, DBF database files, LAS files, Excel spreadsheets, or RockWorks BH files.
  • Column math, sampling, and filtering tools assist quantitative data management

 


 

Step 3: Compile / display / distribute your well log

Step 3 for creating a well log: compile, display and distribute your well log

Compiled environmental log

  • Compile the data into the log design at any vertical scale in English or metric units
  • Compare logs side by side
  • The log "pages" you see on the screen are what you'll see when you print the well log
  • Easily navigate through the log pages on the screen
  • View depth or elevation for any point on the screen display
  • Batch compiling is available
  • Create hardcopy on any Windows compatible printer or plotter
  • Post on your website or email to your clients or coworkers in HTML format
  • Use the free distributable RockWare LogView program to distribute your well log
  • Export logs in BMP, JPEG, WMF or EMF for use in your reports and presentations
  • Import your well log into RockWorks for display in cross-sections

Step 3 for creating a well log: compile, display and distribute your well log

Compiled mining log

 

Step 3 for creating a well log: compile, display and distribute your well log

Compiled mud log

If you have trouble creating the well log that meets your exact specifications, LogPlot support is available to all licensed users.

 


 

LogPlot in industry

  • Petroleum and geophysics
  • Environmental and geotechnical
  • Mining

 

 Petroleum, mudlogging and geophysics

LogPlot in industry

A
LogPlot log displaying
oil and gas related well data

LogPlot is a flexible well logging software tool that is commonly used in petroleum, mud logging and geophysical industries. LogPlot can be installed on a laptop so it can be used on-site for real-time logging. The user can create a large number of well plots with little experience in a short amount of time. Use curves to display GPR, gamma ray, resistivity, sonic, LAS and other point data. Use the well construction tool to display single or multiple wells. Create your own template, use one that is provided, or have RockWare custom design a template for you.

LogPlot has several major improvements for our clients in the petroleum industry for displaying their well logs. LogPlot gives you the tools needed to design your well logs to easily display reservoir attributes.

New LogPlot2005 features for the oil and gas industry:

  • Improved LAS export, along with the LAS import tool, facilitates sharing of data with clients
  • Excel import and export of data
  • Share data with RockWorks BH files
  • LogPlot supports additional raster log formats (TIFF, PNG, PCG, TGA) in addition to BMP, JPG, EMF, WMF
  • Raster logs can be imbedded in or linked to the compiled log
  • Display TVD as a curve
  • New tadpole plots display structural data
  • Full page "report" header displays extended well information
  • Organize well information (location/driller/geology/etc.) over multiple data tabs
  • Fillbars can link to keywords ("shows" or "cores") or use a default fill
  • Raster and vector symbols
  • Curve and histogram header legends label columns automatically
  • Many improvements to the Log Designer: alignment tools, ruler units in inches or centimeters, 2nd footer added, define starting page number for the log, more macros for well location & date
  • Embed patterns and symbols in the LPT file, for easier file sharing with clients using the free Log Viewer
  • Export logs to more graphic formats, including TIFF and PNG

 


 

Environmental and geotechnical industry

LogPlot in industry

A
LogPlot log displaying
environmental/geotechnical borehole data

LogPlot is a commonly used boring log software tool in both the environmental and geotechnical industries. LogPlot gives the user the capability to create a large number of high quality logs in a fraction of the time it would take to use a CAD product or other logging programs. Use fill bars to show sample intervals and types, or the presence of NAPLs or other contaminants! Show blow counts, contaminant concentrations, recovery, RQD, and other parameters as downhole histograms or text entities. Use USCS and lithology patterns included with the program or create your own in-house patterns and symbols. Include detailed notes in your Lithologic descriptions and in Header and Footer notes, with flexible text formatting. Include dashed, dotted, and colored contacts between your lithologic units. LogPlot offers detailed well construction diagrams which can illustrate single or multiple borings. Log headers and footers can include text, images (logos, map locations), pattern and symbol legends, lines and rectangles. Display your logs at defined vertical scales, or fit them automatically to the page.

New LogPlot features for the environmental/geotechnical industry:

  • Excel import and export of data
  • Import and export RockWorks BH files
  • Full page "report" header displays extended well information
  • Organize well information (location/driller/geology/etc.) over multiple data tabs
  • Fillbars can link to keywords ("sample interval") or use a default fill
  • Raster symbols are now supported, in addition to the vector symbols, so you can import your own symbol designs
  • Curve and histogram header legends label columns automatically
  • New Interval Text columns can display text/numeric information as centered within depth intervals
  • Many improvements to the Log Designer: alignment tools, ruler units in inches or centimeters, 2nd footer added, define starting page number for the log, more macros for well location & date
  • Embed patterns and symbols in the LPT file, for easier file sharing with clients using the free Log Viewer
  • Export logs to more graphic formats, including TIFF and PNG
  • Export logs to ReportWorks via metafiles, so you can lay out cross sections, logos, titles and other text, and more

 


 

LogPlot in mining: industrial minerals, aggregates, sand and gravel, metals, coal, limestone

LogPlot in industry

A
LogPlot log displaying
mining-related drillhole data

LogPlot's extraordinary flexibility has made it a popular drillhole logging software tool for numerous diverse mining companies. Whether you're drilling for industrial minerals, aggregates, sand and gravel, metals, coal, limestone or any other resource, LogPlot is the drillhole log display tool you need.

Start with LogPlot's lithology column entity to display lithology, interpreted stratigraphy, mineral alteration, limestone grades, or other ore types. LogPlot allows you to select from a library of over 200 lithology patterns, or design your own. Next, LogPlot's histogram column entity is useful for displaying any type of interval data, ranging from metal assays to BTU values, to measured impurity levels. Or, if your data is point based, rather than interval, use LogPlot's curve column entity. Other data types, such as symbols, insertable bitmaps or images, scale bars, line entities, dynamic text, wrapping lithology descriptions, fillbars and drillhole completion entities allow you to present virtually any type of data you measure downhole. LogPlot allows you to order these entities in any format in the Log Designer.

Finally, complete your drillhole log with a customized header and/or footer that gives your log a finished look compatible with your company's image, and quickly re-usable for all logs created in your organization.

LogPlot features for the mining industry:

  • Excel import and export of data
  • Import and export RockWorks BH files
  • Full page "report" header displays extended well information
  • Organize well information (location/driller/geology/etc.) over multiple data tabs
  • Fillbars can link to keywords ("core") or use a default fill
  • Curve and histogram header legends label columns automatically
  • New Interval Text columns can display text/numeric information as centered within depth intervals
  • Many improvements to the Log Designer: alignment tools, ruler units in inches or centimeters, 2nd footer added, define starting page number for the log, more macros for well location & date
  • Embed patterns and symbols in the LPT file, for easier file sharing with clients using the free Log Viewer
  • Export logs to more graphic formats, including TIFF and PNG
  • Export logs to ReportWorks via metafiles, so you can lay out cross sections, logos, titles and other text, and more

 


 LogPlot image gallery

Below is a collection of logs created using the LogPlot software by RockWare clients and RockWare staff.

 

Geophysics well log

Geophysics well log- demonstrates
LogPlot's capability for creating long logs

   

Geotechnical boring log

Geotechnical boring log with well installation. Header contains a topographic map with borehole location.

 


 

Well log with downhole geophysics data

A well log displaying downhole geophysics data created by
William Rike, consultant.

   

Hydrology log

Sample hydrology log with lithology, water level, and hydrocarbon contaminant data.

 


 

Deep mud/gas log

A deep mud/gas log created by
Myra Nelson, M&M Geological Services- exported as two pages in .jpg format

   

A pavement core log

A pavement core log with a raster image of core along depth- created by
Lance Cole of J&L Laboratories, Inc.

 


 

Coal seam drillhole log

Coal seam drillhole log that displays downhole geophysics- creator:
Paul Maconochie, GeoTek Solutions

   

Mudlog

Mudlogging example with lithology, gas concentrations, cuttings lithology, cored intervals, drill rates, DSTs and gas quality.

 


 

Elog with geophysics data

Sample Elog with crossplots for standard downhole geophysics data types

   

Drill core log

 

Drillhole core from ore deposit with assay and oxide data, core recovery, mineralization and alteration

 


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