Release Notes

The release notes give a brief description of any changes made. Green indicates improvements and new capabilities. Red indicates problem resolutions. Boldface entries are operational changes.

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TS V7.380 & 7.381 - 2 September, 2015

TerraStation Version 7.381 - 02 September, 2015

Petrophysics - borehole corrections now utilize the new tree list menu format.

Borehole Imaging - the pressure model track also uses the tree list format.

General - a new file statistics option has been added for core and XRD data. This option is found under the Scout Ticket tab of the Well Properties panel.

Curve Splicing - the depth range for splicing a section of log can now be selected via keyboard entry. Right-click on curve and choose Splice at Depth.

Data Export - a problem when the reference depth curve units differ from the well depth units has been fixed.

General - columns may be hidden when using the TerraStation configuration file editor. To use this option, left click and drag across the column headers you want to hide. Then left click and choose "Hide". This can be done multiple times. To unhide the columns, left click and drag across one or more columns, right click and "Unhide all columns". Columns are only hidden during the current editing session.


TerraStation Version 7.380 - 26 August, 2015

Borehole Imaging - pick files are now automatically backed up when beginning pick editing.

IMAGELog - a new track type has been added for xray diffraction data. This is a new entry under lithology track types. The mineral components and patterns are controlled by those defined in the Petra lithology system, i.e., tlcomp.v70. Data may be loaded into the new auxiliary data file, with extension .XRD, via the auxiliary data loader.

IMAGELog - a toggle has been added to the plotting control which includes an option to limit the interval to the current display window.

General - when changes are made to lithologies or facies entries, engineering entries, core photos, or well stratigraphy entries, the change will be recorded in the "audit trail" for the well.

DLIS Loading - arrays with dimension of 180 or 360 will be idendified as potential circumferential images if they do not have an explicit image type in blimage.v70.

DLIS Export - stored semblance and frequency dispersion arrays can be exported with sonic waveform data.

General - "rank" can be used as a discriminator for depth intervals defined by stratigraphy. It can also be used for lithology/facies tables and charts.

TS V7.379 - 19 August, 2015

TerraStation Version 7.379 - 19 August, 2015

Borehole Imaging - fixed issue with image QC plots using red as the color for the points plotted, now use black again to distinguish them from the best fit circle/ellipse.

Data Loading - when loading core photos, the relative path is stored if the files are not local to the project folder.

Data Loading - LAS files containing multiple curves with the same name can now load these as an array curve rather than as multiple versions of the same curve.

General - a problem displaying certain symbols (-11 to -14) in the pick key has been resolved.

Sonic Waveform - shear or Stonely slowness can now be picked via a right click option on frequency dispersion windows.

Borehole Imaging - a preference has been added to return to pick add mode after a right click "edit details" sequence.

Borehole Imaging - support has been added for Pathfinder Azimuthal GR images.

DLIS Writer - the program now defaults to writing the entire depth interval when in single well mode. It also does not change the interval setting permanently if the user wants a temporary interval while writing the output file.

DLIS Writer - mnemonic handling between TA and TT image output has been improved.

DLIS Loader - the program attempts to make a better selection of slow channel data when loading Dual OBMI data.

DLIS Loader - users may now optionally direct file reports to the project folder rather than the data file folder. This is found under Advanced Controls for a "session only" change. It may be made the default setting under Edit -Preferences- Input/Output.

General - the font size for TerraStation tables can be made larger via the "Large Text in Tables" option under Edit - Preferences - Window Control.

Dip Analysis - the azimuth vector plot can now display fracture strikes for a specific sub category of pick and the north arrow is now optional.

Petrophysics - Pie Chart - an option for "separate bars" is now available for pie charts.

Petrophysics - Histogram - a toggle has been added to choose between single and multi-well histogram modes.

General - Project Database/Well Data Management - the table is kept current when editing well name/UWI on the Well Propeties function. Also enabled the F2 refresh button on this table.

IMAGELog - when in index mode, facies statistics now report using concatenated names, with prefix and suffix separated by semi-colons.

IMAGELog - a report has been added for lithology/facies operations such as degap and merge, indicating what was done.

IMAGELog - an UNDO function can now roll back previous lithology/facies operations.

IMAGELog - Tadpole Tracks - an issue has been resolved when duplicating such tracks and changing the pick set to be used. It was possible for picks from the original pick set to still display in the modified track.

Config Files Changed - blimage.v70, added support for Pathfinder Azimuthal GR

TS V7.378 - 7 August, 2015

TerraStation Version 7.378 - 7 August, 2015

General - prefix and suffix columns have been added to lithology and facies files. These permit more sophisticated definitions of this type of data.

IMAGELog - a problem when extrapolating data at the top of irregular curves (in "Skip Over Nulls" mode) has been fixed.

Borehole Imaging - the QC user interface has been improved.

IMAGELog - Tadpole and other tracks - pick data from well curves now honors the data frequency setting. This was broken in version 7.376.

Support Files Changed: ilheader.v70 - some new IHD mnemonics are recognized when loading data.

TS V7.377 - 29 July, 2015

TerraStation Version 7.377 - 29 July, 2015

IMAGELog - the Well Properties power bar option no longer changes multi well mode back to single well mode.

Borehole Imaging - pick merging, and dip and azimuth curve creation, now permit a more general interval definition. The interval may be defined via a constant, or the stratigraphy file. Interval control for most pick displays is now available via the Pick Data - Pick Statistics settings page.

Borehole Imaging - the Pick Category file (tspcktyp.v70) may now be sorted. We do not reccommend this sequence, however.

Borehole Imaging - a problem where auto picking might place the new picks into an incorrect pick set has been fixed.

DLIS Loading - when loading dual OBMI data, the program also offers the option of loading the top and bottom tools as separate images.

IMAGELog - a curve edit shift option has been added. Users may now perform a single bulk shift for curves and images. This option is available as a graphic shift on the window, or via a dialog entry of the shift amount.

Well Loading - when loading picks in the Auxiliary Well Data Loader, a suffix can be added to incoming pick categories.

Well Loading - when using the Auxiliary Well Data Loader in single well mode, the loader defaults to the current well.

Dip Analysis - an IMAGELog template may now be displayed along the right hand side of walkout plots.

Dip Analysis - the pick merging controls have been added to most Dip Analysis displays (not walkout plots).

Petrophysics - crossplot points from a specific lithology or facies may be highlighted, either by zone or type when using a Lithology track in the Log Tags function.

General - some new data items have been added to lithology and facies tables.

Data Loading - the LAS image data loader now supports Pathfinder Azimuthal GR data.

Config Files Changed - blimage.v70 - new XRMI mnemonic - wlimage.v70 - addition of Pathfinder Azimuthal GR image.

TS V7.376 - 17 July, 2015

TerraStation Version 7.376 - 17 July, 2015

Pick and Breakout Options - Pick Filter - when selecting categories for display, a black square marker now appears to alert users if any subtypes are turned off.

IMAGELog - Curve Track - curve shading can now be adjusted via a "click and drag" mechanism.

Sonic Waveform - SWF frequency spectra from multiple receivers can now be stacked when in VDL mode. This averages the results for the selected receivers.

IMAGELog - Curve Listing Track - users can set the number of decimal places desired when using this track to display curve values.

Dip Analysis - a problem with the dip diagram plot incorrectly plotting azimuth instead of dip has been fixed.

IMAGELog - the program now remembers the file name, type and position settings for IMAGELog headers.

IMAGELog - a new preference has been added so that users can disable the drag and drop of the track vertical edges.

IMAGELog - users can now select multiple columns (via a rectangle selection) for removal from the template. Draw rectangle over the tracks and right-click and select Delete Tracks.

IMAGELog - now recalls the previously used depth basis setting (e.g. TVDSS) instead of reverting to MD each time.

IMAGELog - edits to a core photo table have been made more robust and are applied (when appropriate) to features that are not currently visible on screen.

Borehole Imaging - a redraw problem when multiple QC plots were displayed has been resolved.

Data Export - depth units, KB, and coords are now included standard ASCII output header.

IMAGELog - the X and Y plotting labels are now aligned with the paper size dimensions.

Plotting - plotter output can be scaled to match the width of the paper being used.

Sonic Waveform - users can now control the window length for relative anisotropy angle cross-correlation with P1AZ.

Borehole Imaging - users can now create dip and azimuth curves or dogleg severity from (filtered, e.g. subtype) pick dip and azimuths.

Borehole Imaging - dip and azimuth curves may be used for structural subtraction or flattening when outputting picks.

IMAGELog - text files used in IMAGELog headers can now be rotated to the vertical. (90 or 270 degrees).

Dip Analysis - an option to show all picks present (remove all pick filters) has been added. Right-click and choose Reset All Pick Filters and Constraints.

Dip Analysis - some improvements have been made to the appearance of the pick category key on the stereonet display.

TVD Module - a problem when batch loading TVD surveys has been fixed.

TCL - The COPY subroutine now remembers the output curve units and ranges, unless the optional overwrite parameter is set to zero. See on-line help for details.

Petrophysics - a new option permits users to delete a log tags polygon in the crossplot module. Simply right-click in the desired polygon and choose Delete.

Synthetic Seismic - computation of depth points at time step grid frequency has been clarified.

Synthetic Seismic - a new power bar button provides an option to set the depth interval.

Synthetic Seismic - map pick display settings are now saved with the wavelet configuration.

Synthetic Seismic - a display comment is now shown to specify the exact depth of 0 two-way time point.

Map Data Management - a problem was resolved with the map compression routine when non structural Z variables are present.

TS V7.375 - 17 June, 2015

TerraStation Version 7.375 - 17 June, 2015

IMAGELog - a rank setting has been added to the Comments track when using stratigraphy file comments. This gives comment track users greater control over what will appear.

IMAGELog - users can now set curve shading to/from a constant interactively. Click on the Constant button on Display Attributes and then click on the desired shading limit in the curve track.

Borehole Imaging - Track Configuration for an imaging track has been converted to the new tree user interface style.

IMAGELog - Rose Diagram tracks - a color legend has been added when using pick grouping and the "Full Report" annotation setting.

Dip Analysis - a Group Control has been added to the Display Preferences for Rose Diagrams. Group data definitions can be set here without passing through the Dip Data Control user interface.

Map Export - the user interface for map export has been redesigned to use the new tree menu system and simplify the sequence.

Borehole Imaging - P1AZ can now be computed if desired from P1NO, DEV, and DAZ, in the View/Edit data table editor.

General - file names are now abbreviated on buttons and labels to improve communication for long file names.

Borehole Imaging - the caliper key in image caliper QC plots has been made more appropriate for NGI and dual OBMI tools.

Petrophysics - a possible crash condition in Net Pay has been resolved.

Petrophysics - a problem with the number of Monte Carlo iterations in multi well mode has been fixed.

Data Loading - Recall Dual OBMI images which reuse curve mnemonics for the second tool can now be loaded directly into TerraStation.

Correlation - the vertical scale bar is the only one displayed when wells are regularly spaced in a cross section.

Data Loading - the Auxiliary Data loader can now load TerraStation ASCII files directly, making it easier to append picks from one pick set into another, for example.

Correlation - an option has been added to access the base map settings from the well reference map.

TS V7.374 - 20 May, 2015

TerraStation Version 7.374 - 20 May, 2015

Dip Analysis - Statistical Report - the von Mises concentration parameter value is no longer displayed for data counts less than 2 since they are not meaningful for small sample sets.

Dip Analysis - Stereonet - the symbol legend position has been moved slightly in from the left to improve quick screen capture by third party softwares.

Petrophysics - Crossplots - the data display range of the Z axis of a 3D crossplot can now be reversed.

IMAGELog - Stratigraphy track - The minimum and maximum rank now allows you to use all 30 ranks. It was restricted to 20.

Sonic Waveform - the sonic waveform Track Configuration now utilizes a tree list style interface for improved organization.

General - list selectors involving tree lists have restored search and sort functions. (Lost in version 7.364.)

General - leading asterisks can be used when searching single selection lists. E.g. a search such as "*GR" would reduce the list to elements including CGR, GR, etc.

TS V7.373 - 13 May, 2015

TerraStation Version 7.373 - 13 May, 2015

Dip Analysis - the module now uses the tree list style user interface for controlling Display Preferences. This is too facilitate less cluttered option panels.

Sonic Waveform - support has been added for the Schlumberger QSLT SWF tool.

Sonic Waveform - data handling for extreme values has been improved. Users should run the diagnostics option as a QC measure to determine if there are anomalous values in the data set.

Petrophysics - a number of improvements have been added to the 3D xplot. These include multi-well capability, drop lines, point 'shadows', supporting the bubble plot, color coding by lithology or facies, and drawing the various keys correctly positioned.

Petrophysics - the symbol size is now remembered in crossplot setups.

TS V7.372 - 29 April, 2015

TerraStation Version 7.372 - 29 April, 2015

General - when using tree selection lists, a right click option allows the user to expand or collapse the list.

IMAGELog - text orientation for new stratigraphy entries is now set to default, meaning that it will be displayed at the track setting.

Correlation - map point colors now may be used to distinguish either the presence/absence of curves, tops, or both. Control for this is found using the right click Map Options when a map is displayed for section creation, under the Data Control group on the General tab.

Borehole Imaging - fractions of a percent can now be used in "full interval mode". This provides another zooming option for borehole images. (Full interval mode only works when using an MD depth reference.)

Well Data Loading - users can now select a set of files for loading to a core image track. The file names must include depth information.

Borehole Imaging - Borehole Visualization - some additional pick display representations have been added, diamonds and rectangles. Right click on the SHAPE column when editing tspcktyp.v70 to set this. When using rectangles, the longer axis points down dip.

Borehole Imaging - Borehole Visualization - a "mesh" setting has been added to the Pick Form control, to provide texture to the pick planes.

True Vertical Depth - curves of theoretical hole inclination and azimuth are now created and stored when computing TVD values.

Petrophysics - Crossplot - an issue with excess pressure RFT plots when using metric depths has been fixed.

TS V7.371 - 22 April, 2015

TerraStation Version 7.371 - 22 April, 2015

Borehole Imaging - View/Edit Data for images now offers an option to compute P1NO.

DLIS Export - P1NO is now included in the curve set when exporting images.

IMAGELog - picks are no longer displayed on core image tracks if the Pick Option is set to No Picking.

Borehole Imaging - a problem existed where Dual OBMI pads might be erased if the overlapping pads were turned off. This has been fixed.

General - stratigraphy files now have a Comment field, which can be displayed in Comments tracks.

General - the number of ranks for a stratigraphy file has been increased to 30.

Borehole Imaging - borehole image positions can be marked in text form such as N,S,E, W for True and Magnetic North referenced images, or U, D, L, R if in highside or lowside view. This is the Reference Angle toggle on the General tab of Track Configuration.

IMAGELog - Plotting - the image width is now displayed with the other dimension information when plotting from IMAGELog.

Borehole Imaging - some computed parameters can now be included when exporting picks. These are AZIM_P for azimuth projection, and AZIM_T or DIP_T for subtracting a trend value.

Borehole Imaging - one can now delete an image from within the image list selector located on the General tab of the Track Configuration.

Borehole Imaging - some problems with pick edit navigation have been corrected.

Borehole Imaging - generation of the pick legend (Pick Key) may be restricted to a given depth interval in Track and Template modes.

IMAGELog - Engineering data selection now uses tree view checkboxes.

Petrophysics -  Quick Curve Overview - one may now display a stratigraphy column with a quick view display. This only uses the well stratigraphy file.

IMAGELog - the depth reference may now be put in IMAGELog headers. It uses the new command 'DEPTH REF'.

Petrophysics - color and pattern control have been added to whisker plots. See the Options pulldown menu of this window.

Dip Analysis - labeling near 90 and 270 degrees has been improved.

TS V7.370 - 15 April, 2015

TerraStation Version 7.370 - 15 April, 2015

IMAGELog - the Track Type selection has been reorganized into a tree list.

Borehole Imaging - the user interface for Pick and Breakout options has been redone to reduce clutter and make it easier to add new options.

Well Export - an option to select all curves for export has been added.

Well Export - after exporting curves, one can now continue in Export mode and select another well or curve set for export.

Borehole Imaging - an option to save a processed circumferential image that honors caliper information, including ex-centered situations, has been added.

It will do this as long as the Bit Size mode box is not checked on the Image Form tab. The ex-centered option must be set on the Image tab to save the image in this mode. Doing so interpolates and resets the orientation data for the image.

Sonic Waveform - supporting information for the GE MAS monopole tool has been added.

TS V7.369 - 1 April, 2015

TerraStation Version 7.369 - 1 April, 2015

Sonic Waveform - negative start times are now permitted for sonic data arrays.

Sonic Waveform - Muting option - traces may now be saved as time ("slowness") curves.

Petrophysics - Crossplot - when using logarithmic scales for the Buckles plot, the BVW line overlay is now presented. It already did it for linear scaled plots.

Data Loading - user settings for line color when loading DXF cultural data were ignored. This has been fixed.

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