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Edward Hakanson

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  1. Exporting shp files

    Hi, I have noticed that when I export a RW2D file as a shp file that when I open it in SURFER all lines come out as black lines (color is lost), all points and text locations show up as little crosses. Also, all layering done in Rockworks is lost. How can these shortcomings be dealt with? Edward
  2. Vector file export format

    Hi, I was wondering if an svg or vectorial pdf export file format is possible with Rockworks. Currently I do not see either one of these options. Edward
  3. Hi I have been exploring the Utilites module of Rockworks and the different calculators that it has in the Widgets and have not yet found out how to use rock works to do the following calculation. If I have a fault plane of known strike that I want to assign a dip and determine at what measured depth a well trajectory crosses the fault plane. A vertical well would be simple because I simply take the MD and TVD when I get to the fault trace bur as the dip increases I consequently increase or decrease the distance required to drill to get to the fault. This is similar to a true dip or apparent dip problem but I am not clear on how to do the operation. Basically what I need to get out of the program is the distance that the fault plane moves with depth at a constant dip and then take that distance and use it in the borehole survey report to determine the total measured depth required and the xyz coordinates where I can expect to intersect the fault. Any suggestions?
  4. Making calculations on fault planes with deviated boreholes

    Sounds like it will work Jim. Thanks for your attention to this matter.
  5. Access Violation error.

    I am getting this error: Acces violation at address 011FACAB in module ‘RockWorks16.exe’. Read of address 1891FFF8.
  6. I know that Rockworks 2D lets you snap to lines and verticies because I have seen it done online in a webinar. However, I am having some difficulty with this because it seems that the snapping is being done to lines and or vertices that I am not trying to snap to. I know about the control click and the shift click operations but evidently I must be doing something wrong. . .
  7. Snapping to lines and verticies in RW2D

    Thanks Mitch, Is there a way to snap to points? For example if I have a strip log of P data plotted as points and I only want to join some of the points with a line (rather than all of them).
  8. Snapping to lines and verticies in RW2D

    HI Mitch, Smart Snap works flawlessly with stratigraphic columns and logs. You write that lines should snap to vertices in lines, rectangles, polylines and polygons. Is that done with the Shift-Click or Ctrl-Click option? I imagine that it should be the opposite for snapping to specific points along a line, rectangle, polyline or polygon. Also, It would be extremely convenient if the snapping feature were added to the "edit vertices" tool.
  9. Dataset not in edit or insert mode

    Hi, I am trying to save some polygons drawn in RW2D to a profile and I get an error message that says "Dataset not in edit or insert mode". How do I fix this?
  10. Dataset not in edit or insert mode

    Thanks Mitch, I'll try that and let you know.
  11. Making calculations on fault planes with deviated boreholes

    Hi Jim, Thanks for your comments. Do you think that a program could be written such that it would be interactive and based on actual survey data or on a planned borehole path. The wells that we drill start out vertically down to the KOP (kick off point) depth and then we begin to construct angle up to a given maximum inclination which we hold on tangent to the end of the well. It seems that your suggestion would only work for a borehole with constant dip from the surface. Maybe this could be achieved if you include the following parameters in the Widget: KOP, BUR (build up rate), azimuth (instead of borehole direction) and maximum inclination (instead of borehole dip). I also think that the reference x, y, z coordinates do not necessarily need to be collar coordinates but rather any x, y, z coordinates along the borehole path so that on the fly calculations like "how much further do we need to drill to get to the fault plane?" can be made easily. Just out of curiosity, how would this be done from within the borehole manager, as you mentioned? Regarding Alison's comment I like the idea because in addition to visualizing the length of the borehole needed to intercept the fault plane it would allow you to click on the 3D model at the intersection to get the corresponding x, y, z coordinates, although approximate. However I think that Alison's suggestion is best suited for creating a model once the initial calculations have been, say from within a Widget. Is there a way to add thickness to the fault trace so that it is visualized as a slab rather than a plane? I ask because generally faults have a zone of influence that varies depending on the magnitud of the fault.
  12. Dataset not in edit or insert mode

    I simply draw a polygon in RW2d and then when I right click I get the option to save the drawing to a polygon file. When I select that option is when I get the error. The problem is not saving the image that the polygons are drawn but rather saving the polygons themselves to polygon tables. I do not think that I am filling the polygons with patterns from the Stratigraphy, Lithology or Aquifer tables. However, when the error arises again I will send the bug report with a screenshot. Thanks
  13. Using the Earth Tools Utility of Rockworks

    Hi, Here in Costa Rica we are on a coordinate system called CRTM05 which uses the datum WGS84 (previously we were on the Costa Rica Lambert System with a datum in Ocotepeque, Clark 1964). For the CRTM05 system can define the easting and northing parameters easily enough in Rockworks but the geographical data is not displayed correctly in Google Earth. We are in zone 16N in the UTM system but I think that does´t have too much to do with the CRTM05 system because the numbers are not the same. An example of real coordinates in one of our field areas is 352000 E, 11820000 N. Other than the Easting and Northing correction is there anything else that I need to take into consideration so that I can get the images created in Rockworks to display correctly in Google Earth? Regards, Edward
  14. Using the Earth Tools Utility of Rockworks

    I'll try that and let you know. Thanks
  15. PDF export (and others)

    Hi, I see that the options for RW2d file export are limited to just a few choices. A PDF vector output would be really handy. I know that EMF files are vector files that can be opened and manipulated in Corel Draw or Adobe Illustrator but PDF format is much more versatile. Also, when I export to PNG or JPG format I can get a high resolution image importing it into Microsoft Word but if I save the MS Word file as a PDF the image imported from Rockworks looses resolution (contrary to any other type of file or image imported to word and then saved as PDF). The EMF and WMF file formats don't handle point data too well or import to Microsoft Word. I see that line width and type can be adjusted fro within Rockworks but when I export the image as PNG or JPG if I increase la resolution o the image I loose line width which kind of defeats the purpose of being able to modify line widths within Rockworks when high resolution exported images do not reflect those differences in line widths. Possibly if the images could be exported as PDF vector images this would resolve the line width and resolution issues.
  16. PDF export (and others)

    Hi TobB, Just thought that I would let you know that I have discovered a satisfactory way to export high resolution png images from Rockworks via the ReportWorks Utility. You get much better quality png images there than you do with the 2dRW Utility. Regards, Edward
  17. Importing orientation data into RW16 Borehole Manager

    Hi Mitch, I am relatively new to Rockworks but I have used the Multiple Tables option successfully for similar operations. I think that during the import process maybe you could create new fields to allocate the column/location fields that you are importing. Regards, Edward
  18. Importing images to Rockworks 2D

    Hi, I am importing a photo to Rockworks using the Import/Raster Image/ option and when I save the image it increases the size from 1Mb to 10 Mb. I experienced a similar problema when rectifying images previously and when I reported it, Rockworks kindly modified the file format the Rockworks produces from .RAW to .png and the like. Could it be posible that the same problema is being presented here? Oh, by the way, I think that It was Molly that helped me out the last time.
  19. Importing images to Rockworks 2D

    Hi Mitch, Thanks for your comments. I found that I can easily reduce the size of the jpg file in Paint and then save it as a png which is much more manageable. I wasn't aware of the differences between jpg and png files before. Thanks again for your help.
  20. Importing images to Rockworks 2D

    Hi Mitch, Thanks for your comment. Do you think that I might be able to overcome this problem by converting the jpg file to a png with the Rockworks raster converter tool (Utilities / Imagery / Raster Conversion) before I import it to RW2D?
  21. Importing images to Rockworks 2D

    HI Mitch. Thanks. I just uploaded the image to via email so that you can try to see what is happening with it.
  22. Hi, For those of you who may have been following my earlier posts on this topic, I am happy to inform you all that I have discovered a satisfactory way to export high resolution png images from Rockworks via the ReportWorks Utility. You get much better quality png images there than with the 2dRW Utility. If you are having difficulty with this as I was I suggest that you try this out. You can check your image quality in Paint or any other graphics program before you import it into a document.
  23. Hi. I have copied this post from an earlier one. I am looking for a fast and practical way to calculate horizontal, vertical and true distances between specific points in boreholes. Specifically, I am referring to lost circulation zones (LCZ) that occur at different elevations in different boreholes. For example, in directional well 34 I have LCZ at 625, 1100 and 1400 meters depth and in well 5 which is a vertical well I have LCZ at 700 and 1000 meters depth. I have also got a hypothetical borehole trajectory for an undrilled well (8b) that passes near to both wells 34 and 5. Based on the local fault network, well 8b may not find a LCZ until 1350 m. I would like to use Rockworks to easily determine the horizontal, vertical and true 3d distance between the LCZ in wells 5 and 34 with respect to the undrilled well 8b. The best way that I have come up with is to go into the borehole orientation table for wells 5, 34 and 8b and copy the xyz coordinates at the specified elevations into Utilities table and then run the 3D lineation program. This works but it is not intuitive. Could you include within he borehole data base a menu option (possibly within the same TD program) that allows me to specify the elevation or depth in specific enabled boreholes so that in effect they are read as if they were TDs and then the program gives results based on these parameters. I think that this would be the same as temporarily changing the TD of each borehole that is being analyzed to the depth / elevation where lost circulation zones occur or are expected to occur. I am attaching some sample data so that you can create the borehole paths and calculate the distances between the lost circulation zones based on the borehole paths. Well 5 Well 34 Well 8b Well type Vertical Directional Undrilled Easting 285000 285150 284900 Northing 950000 950300 949900 Azimuth NA North Northwest Elevation 700 700 TD 1500 1600 Lost circulation zones 700 625 1000 1100 1400 Given the borehole location data, create a borehole path for wells 5, 34 and hypothetical well 8b such that the horizontal, vertical and true distances can between the lost circulation zones in wells 5, 34 and 8bcan be calculated easily. *All values are reported in measured depth.
  24. Using the TD tool in the Borehole Manager

    Hi Tom, I have seen that video and although I don't have a 3D model of my field area I can hypothesize xyz coordinates that I want my welfare to pass through. The problem that I have with that is that when I want to reproduce the vertical part of the well down to, say 300 meters, the borehole starts to curve before that depth which would not reproduce a realistic curve. Previously you wrote that aligning three points with the same xy coordinates and a decreasing z coordinate (600, 301, 300 elevation) may resolve this problem however, I have yet to try this because I was getting an error that says that the program needs at least two points to run (even though I had already defined various points with different xyz values.