logs generally do not provide complete and accurate information.
They can be misleading for several reasons, such as thin bed or
pyrite affects on the petrophysics, their inability to accurately
show permeability, and the inability, particularly of older core
logs, to differentiate some shales and radioactive sands. Neither
are electrical logs the ideal way to identify facies, and this can
have a major impact on the determination of the extent,
directionality and quality of a reservoir. All these factors
affect the choice of drilling locations, and the response of
reservoirs to completions and production practices. The StraTerra
Log Manager core logging software integrates
electrical log and core analysis data with the core descriptions,
using electrical log traces to provide core-on-depth adjustment
and help locate lost rock. The Core Log Manager and the Cross
Section Manager allow easy visualisation and corroboration.
Even the most seasoned
and experienced geologists agree that better tools are needed to
help plan more productive wells. Core logging and cross
section creation can be a slow and painstaking task. Software
tools can help geoscientists create better core logs and cross
sections, leading to improved interpretation and understanding of
Historically, the core
log or strip log was done on paper. Logging core with the Log
Manager core logging software speeds this work, and
results in unambiguous and analyzable data that can also be used
by other applications such as Schlumberger's Petrel. The Core
Log Manager consolidates data storage by providing a single
database for all core log and electrical log information, core
photos and microscope photos. It can also import digital scans of
existing hand drafted logs, save them in the same database and let
them be used just like fully digital core logs.
Ease of use and
functionality are combined in Core Log Manager. Used by
consulting geologists in labs and by oil companies in Canada and
the U.S., Core Log Manager allows them to focus on the rock and to
better optimize their decisions.
Simply put, the Core
Log Manager helps geoscientists to take full advantage of today's
advanced computing technologies to find more oil in the rock.