The following article is a great summary of the currently available core description software on the market, including CoreCAD within the WellCAD software.
Are you still describing your cores by hand for facies analysis and report? That’s so like in the 90’s! But why should I assume that you haven’t gone digital already? Scanning and converting your sedimentological log into a PDF, and preserving it for eternity, by the way, is not ‘going digital’ (Figure 1).
Such preservation definitely has a qualitative value for understanding depositonal environments. But it provides no convenient way to transfer the data to a format (say, Excel) that allows statistical operations or cross-plots with other reservoir data for quantitative analyses. For that, one will need to read out all the values from the PDF and manually transfer that information to Excel. Cumbersome? Well, imagine the added horror of working with ‘previous reports’ of dead geologists. If there is no record of the amount of ‘core-shift’ that had been applied to the document in order to match the core depth to open-hole log depth(which is often the case), -you are practically fracked up!
Goes without saying, the original geologist who had drawn the log, our venerable sedimentologist Dr. John Doe, has kicked the buck already, taking to his grave the deep dark secret of that core-shift. He may be smoking cigar in heaven right now, while you get to explore the purgatory… in redoing the whole description from scratch. God forbid!! But if you don’t want to be cursed by posterity like John, leave your pencil already, take up the stylus and use some good software to record your core description digitally on your tablet or laptop.
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