RockWorks20 Environmental Applications

RockWare’s February webinar covered RockWorks20 tools for working with environmental data.  We’ve created an interactive landing page for the Webinar so that you can pick and choose which part of the webinar you would like to view.  RockWorks includes numerous tools for displaying and modeling downhole environmental data.  This webinar focuses exclusively on the 3D display and modeling of data, presenting several examples of how data can be displayed in 3D Logs, as well as Gridded Surfaces and Solid Models. 

The webinar gives a good demonstration of how the RockWorks Playlist can be used to create a composite 3D view of downhole data using 3D Logs.  The Solid Models section shows some example models created by RockWare Consulting, and also gives a demonstration of how RockPlot3D and the Solid Math tools can be used to estimate the volume of contaminated material, as well as the mass of contaminant in the subsurface.

The webinar ends with a discussion of some Cool Tricks that more advanced users might find interesting, including a new OBJ export that can be used for display of RockPlot3D in Sketchfab, Infrastructure tools for creating 3D objects such as buildings and subsurface utilities in RockPlot3D, and of course, a discussion of RockWorks Playlists and how automation in RockWorks can help you save time and money, and produce more reliable and better output.

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Surreal Underwater River Landscape

A hydrogen sulfate enriched salt water layer (probably formed from decaying organics) at about 90′ within a cenote in Mexico has produced a surreal underwater river landscape.  The video gets very interesting after the 3:15 minute mark.

Be sure to check out the still pictures by Anatoly Beloshchin at the following link …

New Capability Added To RockWorks16 For Automatically Computing Horizontal Well Path

This video describes a new capability whereby RockWorks16 can be used to automatically determine the path for a horizontal well that starts out as a vertical borehole at a designated location and then curves (based on a user-defined radius of curvature) into a pay-zone as defined by two grid models.  The path will then automatically route itself along the mid-line of the two surfaces until reaching a user-defined point.

Caveat: This program assumes that hole starts out vertically.

How To Export Diagrams From RockWorks16 Into Google Earth

Two new videos showing how to export diagrams from RockWorks16 into Google Earth have been uploaded to YouTube.  The short version is 2 minutes and skips all of the “how-it-works” information.  The long version is 12 minutes and provides a description of what goes on “behind the scenes”.

Please note that these videos do not cover the EarthApps portion of RockWorks which directly exports to Google Earth.  Instead, these videos show how to export existing 2-D diagrams (maps, profiles and sections) from RockPlot2D and 3-D diagrams (logs and block models) from RockPlot3D into Google Earth.

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Examples of Non-English Text Output Provided by RockWorks16’s Unicode Support