WellCAD™ Software

Mount Sopris offers WellCAD™ log acquisition and processing software, the most intuitive and comprehensive user interface in the industry. Combining excellent display, editing and analysis capabilities, WellCAD has become the standard log composite software in mining, natural resource, geotechnical, and other communities. WellCAD is a trademark of Mount Sopris partner, Advanced Logic Technology.


WellCAD Basic Software Log Processing

WellCAD™ 5.7  is now Released!

The basic WellCAD Version 5.7 package includes WellCAD Reader and Crossplot modules, and incorporates all features and tools necessary to import, edit, process and display your Well data. The software is delivered with a set Templates, Header, Dictionaries customized for specific application. You can easily modify existing ones or create you own. Single-user licenses, as well as network licenses available. For more information on licensing types, please see the Licensing Options document.

Find out What’s New in WellCAD™ 5.7!


Software Summary

Since its first release in 1993, WellCAD has become a valuable tool for thousands of geoscientists dealing with borehole data. WellCAD handles the entire data loading, log editing, analysis and presentation workflow for drilling, wellsite, core and logging data – independent of the industry sector.
The modular architecture of WellCAD allows users to easily activate advanced modules to build a package tailored to their requirements and make it an attractive solution for small scale companies as well as large multinational corporations.
(USB dongle for 32/64 bit version of WellCAD, installation CD, documentation)

WellCAD Composite well log processing

Product Overview

Rich Graphical Display

  • Fully graphical driven standard Windows* software
  • Real-time data display generated from the depth / time based information held in the data repository
  • Display of curves, patterns, symbols, text, formation markers, image data, photographs,…
  • Comprehensive sets of formatting styles (point, bar, curve style, color, thickness, fonts, shading,…)
  • Editor for custom symbols, patterns, header & trailer design
  • 3D Borehole Display

Comprehensive Interpretation Tools

  • Common Data Processing Tools : resampling, filtering, single-, block- or multi curve statistics, equation editor,…
  • Specialized Workspaces for Image & Structure Interpretation, FWS data, core description, multi-well correlation,…
  • Cased Hole Interpretation Workspace (available in 2016)
  • Cross plotting workspace and chart log
  • Application Programming Interface for batch processing scripts or advanced algorithm development

Intuitive Data Management

  • Choose from 28 different data container types to host single point, interval or array data
  • New intuitive user interface to manage data and properties
  • Powerful templates for automatic plot formatting
  • Alias tables for mnemonic management and standardization
  • Automatic audit trail of changes made to each data container


  • WellCAD works on PCs, laptops and tablets with Windows OS (32 and 64bit compatible, supported by Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10)
  • Completely portable through hardlock protection or server license borrowing
  • Does not require a connection to a database system

Global Support Team

  • Rely on effective support from the WellCAD team and partners in offices worldwide
WellCAD Software modules for well log data processing

Data presentation

  • Display of curves, patterns (e.g. lithology), symbols (e.g. fossils), text, formation marker, hierarchical stratigraphic columns, image data (e.g. FMI, ATV, OTV), photographs, operational symbols (e.g. DSTs, RFTs, Mud Data, Survey Data, etc.), …
  • An unlimited number of data containers, of which 28 different types exist to host single point (continuous and discontinuous), interval or array data, can be freely positioned on the workspace and combined for complex WYSIWYG plot formatting.
  • Audit trail for each data container and processing step (i.e. Log History).
  • No restriction to number of tracks or number of curves to be plotted or superimposed.
  • Comprehensive sets of formatting styles are available for each data container type – pen type, pen thickness, pen color, fonts, shading, curve style (e.g. point-to-point, step or bar) and many more.
  • Scale and appearance of vertical grids can be customized using individual classification schemes (e.g. Wenthworth scale, Phi scale).
  • Depth may be referenced to MD, TVD, TVDSS or any other depth (or date & time) system due to capabilities of non linear depth matching. Support of depth and elevation display.
  • Libraries of customizable and scaleable patterns and symbols (e.g. lithology, physical structure, fossils, pore types, …) are provided. The freely distributed LithCAD application allows design and import of new patterns and symbols.



WellCAD Dips Workspace Polar Rose Stereonet

Dips Workspace (Polar/Rose/Stereonet)

Data Management

  • Data Formats – Import (LIS, DLIS, LAS, ASCII, EXCEL, WITSML, JPEG, AGS,…)
  • Data Formats – Export (LIS, DLIS, LAS, ASCII, CGM, JPEG, EXCEL, Petrel compatible ASCII,…)

WellCAD software depth shift with anchor points

Depth Management


Multiple Depth Management

WellCAD provides a multiple depth management system (date/time, depth, TVD,…). The depth matching tool allows you to fine tune your data (e.g calibrate core description data to the wireline logs). All correlations will be saved in a new depth log helping you to assess the match.

WellCAD Cross Plot Workspace for log data comparison

Cross Plot Workspace

WellCAD How to process interval statistics

Interval Statistics

Data Interpretation

  • Cross plotting workspace (up to 4 components, clustering, overlay and regression options).
  • Chart Log for cross plots, ternary diagrams and histograms as part of the report.
  • Workspace for dip data (rose, polar projection, walkout and woodcock diagrams).
  • Tracking and statistic bars for interactive determination of statistical information.
  • Interval and multi-log statistics.
  • Interactive input and editing of data (in spreadsheet editor and graphic layout).
  • Sophisticated annotation options including operational symbols for wellsite geologists.

WellCAD processing spectral gamm data for thorium potassium and uranium

Spectral Gamma Processing

Common processes

  • Filter, resampling and data interpolation options.
  • Custom equation editor
  • Zonation
  • Computation of borehole deviation data (azimuth, tilt, northing, easting, TVD and more).
  • Borehole condition corrections.
  • Total & spectral gamma processing (window stripping and full spectrum analysis).
  • Borehole volume calculations.
  • Multi log statistics.


Annotations and Operational Symbols

Annotations (arrows, text or bitmap callouts,…) and a large number of specific operational symbols (oil & gas shows, sidewall cores, RFT/MDT/pressure test, casing data, …) can be added to the graphical report by drag & drop or using the annotation editor. All annotations and operational symbols have real data assigned to it and can be imported or exported.

How to add annotations in WellCAD


Additional processing and analysis modules include:

Mount Sopris fully supports WellCAD users with our Support & Maintenance package. Please review these Frequently Asked Questions to learn more!

Please Contact Us if you are interested in a Demonstration version of WellCAD.

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To Download Older Versions of the WellCAD software, please contact tech.support@mountsopris.com.

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