and Innovative Well Log and Borehole Plotting
Program for Geoscientists
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Strater is a powerful and innovative well log,
borehole and cross section plotting software package
for geoscientists. With its modern and easy-to-use
user interface, Strater is so straightforward even a
beginner can create high-quality professional
representations of subsurface data in no time.
Strater is compatible with all popular data formats,
and can graphically display the data in fourteen
fully customizable log types. Maps and cross
sections are just a click away. All aspects of your
design are easily changeable by simply clicking on
it and updating its properties. Batch print or
export all your hole data, and save your project
file to a template to make log creation efficient
and consistent for future projects.
easily creates a multitude of log types to visualize
your depth data.
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Flexible Borehole Design
Strater offers unsurpassed
flexibility in log design and layout. The advanced user
interface makes designing and displaying your data
easier than ever. Simply select the log type you want to
create, click on the page where you want the log to be
created, specify a data file and the import parameters,
and the log is created! No other log plotting package in
its class can create logs this easily!
Customize your borehole
designs by easily creating, editing, and updating
illustrative and informative header, footer, and log
items in their separate design areas. Strater includes
12 popular log types to graphically display your data.
Each of the logs can be modified to suit your needs. The
header and footer areas are ideal to store the detailed
information about the logs, such as well number,
driller, location, drilling method, company name, and
company logo. Strater offers interactive point-and-click
selection and modification of every item in your
We want to make sure you can
have all your data and logs easily accessible in one
project. Strater allows you to create multiple borehole
views and data tables and store them all in a single
project. Each borehole view can contain a different
borehole design, allowing tremendous flexibility in the
presentation of your data. You can easily switch between
borehole views with a single click! You can also import
and store data for multiple boreholes in one data table.
Having the data for all your boreholes together allows
you to switch between borehole names with a single
click. When you change the borehole names, the logs
update immediately and automatically with the new
Strater includes 12 popular
log types to graphically display your data: zone bar,
bar, percentage, graphic, well construction, lithology,
post, classed post, complex text, line/symbol,
crossplot, and depth logs. Strater logs give you full
control over all log parameters. You can accept the
Strater defaults to automatically create a log, or
select a log and easily customize the log features in
the Property Inspector.
|Zone Bar Log
a wide variety of logging data with the zone bar
log. For instance, zone bars can represent
sample intervals, alteration zones,
contamination layers, etc. They also provide a
mechanism to display simple keyword text objects
either with or without background
Create zone bars to display interval
information, such as formation
thicknesses and alteration zones.
data as either a standard bar log or a polarity
bar log! A standard bar plots a bar from the
data minimum value to the row's data value. The
polarity bar plots data based upon zero, so if
there is a mix of negative and positive data,
bars exist on both sides of the zero line.
Effortlessly switch the bar type for bar logs
between standard and polarity.
Plot your data using a bar
Visually compare the
percentages of items in a borehole easily using
the percentage log! The percentage log can be
used to show different percentages of alteration
types, mineralization types, geochemical data,
or rock types. The percentage log uses data
fields to create a series of blocks (interval
data) or polygons (depth data). You can select
any number of numerical fields from a specified
table. If you select five fields, five different
blocks or polygons are created. The data for
each row are normalized to 100 percent, so the
data in each row's field can be any
the percentage of multiple components
per sampling interval using the
Create graphic logs that
display images directly on the log. The graphic
log allows you to specify bitmap file names and
show the bitmaps at specified intervals. This is
useful in displaying photos of the core,
alteration, rock types, sample intervals,
Display bitmap images as a
log. Graphic logs are great for showing
images versus depth, such as core or thin
The well construction log
replicates a well construction diagram for the
log, and is generally used in the environmental
industry. The well construction log shows how
the monitoring well or piezometer was created.
This log shows items such as screen, packing
material, end caps, and covers. The well
construction log is a visual representation of
the well rather than a detailed engineering
drawing to scale.
Well construction logs
display diagrams of wells.
Show the various stratigraphic
layers in the borehole using the lithology log.
The display can be as simple as a filled block,
or the display can be more elaborate and show
weathering patterns and contact line styles.
Lithology logs can show distinct contact line
styles and indent percentages/scales to show
Use the lithology log type to
display all your lithologic data!
Post logs are used to display
symbol positions and text at particular depths.
The symbols can represent sample locations at
depth or intervals, and in the case of
monitoring wells, the depth to water,
contamination, etc. Symbols can be rotated
according to data in the data table. The log
also allows placing text at one of five
positions relative to the symbol position.
Post symbols at certain depth
locations using a post log. You can
rotate symbols to any angle specified in
the data table.
Classed post logs are used to
display symbol positions and text at particular
depths with symbol properties based on numerical
values in the data. Symbols can be rotated
according to data in the data table. The log
also allows placing text at one of five
positions relative to the symbol position.
Classed post logs display a
symbol at each depth location with the
symbol properties based upon another field of
data. You can choose to show text labels.
Complex text logs can be used
to show rock descriptions, alteration
descriptions, and any general descriptive text
that represents interval data. The text is
generally more than just one or two words; it is
generally a sentence or series of sentences. The
long sentences are wrapped to fit within the
bounds specified for the log item. Complex text
logs can have arrows, brackets, or offset ticks
to separate the text fields. Each text block can
be individually edited by double clicking on the
Display text notes and
descriptions easily using the complex text
log. You can change the text content or
the text properties by simply double clicking
over the text.
Display your depth data as a
graph! Line/symbol logs can be useful for
displaying assay values, geophysical parameters,
moisture content, etc. You can wrap line/symbol
logs with multiple styles: truncate, custom
wrap, wrap at a 10X scale, or wrap at a 100X
Line/symbol logs show depth
data as a graph.
See exactly where two curves
on a graph intersect using the crossplot
Crossplots plot two
line/symbol logs and highlight where they
cross each other. You can specify the curve
line, fill, and symbol properties for both
curves and you can set the fill properties
for the overlapping portion.
Quickly see the depth or
elevation of your log using the depth log as a
scale bar. Optionally set your depth logs to
show depth or elevation, or positive or negative
values. You can add tick marks, tick mark
labels, and specify the interval between major
or minor tick marks.
Depth logs provide a depth
scale for reference. Depth logs can display
depths in feet (above, left), meters (above,
right), inches, centimeters, millimeters,
Headers and Footers
Utilize the header and footer design
areas to include comprehensive text descriptions, linked
text, imported image files, or drawing objects. You can
set the header and footer areas to be any size you
You can create an exceptional and
impressive log by importing company logos, icons, and
artwork. You can also speedily click-and-draw and
click-and-edit text, polygons, polylines, symbols,
rectangles, rounded rectangles, squares, ellipses, and
circles. All items can be fully modified, including
font, color, size, fills, width, etc. Add text objects
in header and footer areas that are linked to your
database, such as borehole name, page numbers, field
units, or field descriptions. When the borehole
information is changed, this information automatically
headers that display detailed information about the
such as project name, company name,
driller or well identifier, location, drilling
and imported graphics (e.g. company logo
or site map).
Strater's integral tabbed database
view allows you to import, display, enter, edit, sort,
and print data. Import data from common spreadsheet and
database formats, including: MDB, DBF, DB, LAS, XLS,
SLK, WKS, CSV, TXT, DAT, BNA, BLN, ODBC, OLE DB, or
other SQL data sources. Strater boasts full Excel import
capability, which includes using multiple sheets from a
single Excel file!
You can import data for multiple
boreholes into one data table, and you can create
multiple data tables in one project. Available data
table types include: collars, depth, interval,
lithology, project information, text item, and well
construction tables. You can rename any data table to
descriptive names to keep your data organized, and you
can export any data table to an ASCII text file. If
source data files are updated with new information, you
can automatically reload the data into Strater to update
The database view provides the
functionality needed to make sure you can get your data
in the necessary format to create the logs you want. For
example, if you have depth data, you can easily convert
it to interval data to create zone bar, complex text, or
lithology logs! You can define a new borehole in the
data table and enter data for that borehole, or you can
remove data for a particular borehole at any time. To
help make creating a graphic log easy, you can insert a
bitmap file path and file name into the database view
with just a few clicks – you don’t have to remember and
manually type in the file path and file name!
You can create
multiple types of data tables in the database
and each data table can store data for
It is always easier to update a log
with new data than to start from scratch. Using template
files is an essential tool designed to make bulk log
processing easy and efficient. Once a borehole is
designed, you can reuse the design by saving it as a
template. Template files store all the graphical
features without the imported data, so you can create
borehole designs to be easily reused in other projects
or by other users. Use one of the many predefined
template that come with Strater, or create your own
specific to your needs!
Schemes provide a way to load
drawing properties based on a keyword or range value
defined in the imported data. For example, a lithology
log uses lithology schemes. The lithology scheme
contains keywords, such as granite, clay, etc. Each of
these keywords is assigned a fill pattern, contact line
properties, line properties, and text properties.
Schemes can be reused; therefore, you do not have to go
through the time-consuming process of assigning the same
properties each time you create a new log. Reusing
template and scheme files is ideal for those who want to
continue making the same looking borehole designs for a
wide variety of borehole data.
The Scheme Editor
is where you link specific range values or keywords to
display properties. In the example above, the
lithology keyword “Granite” is tied to a granite fill
pattern and other specific display properties. When
the scheme is assigned to a lithology log, every time
the word "Granite" is used in the database table
field, Strater uses the properties assigned in the
scheme in the graphical borehole
The user-friendly Property Inspector
allows you to interactively edit any object's
properties. Select any object and the Property Inspector
updates with the specific properties for that object.
Once you make a change, you can see the affects of that
change immediately in the borehole view – without having
to click any OK or Apply buttons!
You can easily edit
all the properties of a selected
object in the
The object manager makes viewing and
editing any object simple. It displays all the objects,
organized by their design areas, in an easy-to-use
hierarchical tree arrangement. Select objects in the
Object Manager to easily edit them in the Property
Inspector, or check and uncheck the check box to show or
Use the object
manager to easily access and edit all
objects that are shown in your borehole
Use the Borehole Manager to manage
the different borehole views contained in the project.
Multiple borehole views are useful for displaying
multiple graphics for multiple wells or displaying
different layouts for the same data. You can add and
delete individual borehole views and load and save
template files quickly with the Borehole
Organize all your
borehole views in the Borehole Manager.
With a simple
right-click, you can add and delete
views, save a borehole view as a
template, and load
template files into new borehole
- Single-page or continuous printing! Choose between
single-page or continuous printing to any Windows
printer or plotter.
- Automatically or manually set the borehole
starting, ending, and scaling depths.
- Automatically set the borehole depths based on a
collars data table.
- Floating and dockable toolbars offer quick access
to Strater's commands and functions.
- Comprehensive Undo/Redo support.
- Setup Strater the way you like by controlling and
modifying the default settings.
- Copy your logs in Strater and paste them directly
into a Microsoft Word report or PowerPoint
Import formats include: E00, GSI, GSB,
BNA, DLG, LGO, LGS, DXF, PLT, BLN, CLP, WMF, EMF, SHP,
MIF, DDF, TIF, BMP, TGA, PCX, WPG, DCX, EPS, JPG, PCT,
PNG, and GIF ... AND MORE
Export formats include: DXF, DAT, SHP,
BNA, GSB, BLN, MIF, GSI, PDF, EPS, CGM, WMF, EMF, CLP,
TIF, BMP, TGA, PCX, WPG, PNG, JPG, PCT, DCX, and GIF
... AND MORE