RockWorks Neural Implant Interface


Press Release: 4/1/17 RockWare Incorporated, Golden, Colorado

RockWare is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the “RockWorks Neural Implant Interface”. This optional add-on to RockWare’s flagship product, RockWorks, provides an alternative means for selecting options and settings from the various RockWorks programs.

According to RockWare’s head of development, Dr. Ferd Burble, “Our most common technical support questions typically boil down to asking why RockWorks can’t read the user’s mind. This device will address these issues and provide for a more intuitive user experience”.

Initial reactions from beta-users include:

“If you don’t know what you want, you end up with a lot you don’t.” – Chuck Palahnluk

“Happiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it.” – Don Herold

“I’m trying to think, but nothin’s happenin.” – Curly Howard

Please contact RockWare to place your order today!

Hyperbolic Color Palettes Added to RockWorks17

A new feature called “Hyperbolic” has been added to the Custom Color Palette menu.

This new feature is used for creating custom color tables in which contour intervals above a specified threshold are scaled hyperbolically (doubled with each interval), thereby shifting the “hotter” colors towards the threshold thereby diminishing the overwhelming effects of outliers (e.g. outrageously high, but valid data points).  In the example below, the map on the left uses a linear scale while the map on the right, based on the same grid model, uses a hyperbolic color scale in which the threshold was set to the mean plus one standard deviation.

Custom hyperbolic color tables can also be used with 3-D surfaces, voxel model diagrams, and 3-D striplogs as shown by the diagrams below.


The Hyperbolic option includes a “Video Help” button that will launch a YouTube video that provides more information about this new feature.  To view this video now, click on the link below:

RockWorks17 Training Video Index

Note: Items without hyperlinks have not been completed yet.

EOR Analysis – Enigma Field, Wyoming (Tensleep Formation)

Andres Fernandez at the University of Wyoming has kindly given us permission to show some of the graphics that he created using RockWorks17. Andres’ work is centered on optimizing production and revenue using the Enigma field as a case study.

Figure 1. Raster geo-locations of wellbores. Also showing placements of water injectors and oil producers, open (white) and closed (black) rasters, respectively.

Figure 2. Showing one of the highest water producing wells, cumulative water production throughout life of well. Explains injected water formation flow to North and South of field.

Figure 3. Average daily production during an 8-year period beginning 1 year prior to central-field ASP flooding.

Figure 4. Average daily production during a 5-year period beginning 1 year prior to water flood. Water flood EOR still running since 1992.

Figure 5.Average daily production of oil. Showing, also, how water injection boosted production, especially for well API4320677.

Figure 6. Average daily production of oil. Showing, also, how water injection boosted production, especially for well API4320677.

Figure 7. Used the production panel option through Google Earth/Rockworks17 due to its visual appeal. In this case showing Average Daily Water Production.

Thanks Andres!