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# Alison

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1. ## I-data contouring based on depth?

It is hard to know what the problem is without looking at your actual data. It sounds like you are doing everything correctly, although you should not have to "Create a New Model" each time you create a surface map. Instead, I would recommend that you use the same RWMOD file each, time and simply vary the RWGRD file you use. You might try viewing your RWMOD in 3D along with your surface to see what kind of concentrations intersect the surface. If you continue to have problems, feel free to send a backup of your database, along with your RWMOD and RWGRD files to tech @ rockware.com, and we would be happy to take a look. The create a backup of your database, go to File / Backup Database, and send use the zip file created during the backup process. Best Regards, Alison
2. ## I-data contouring based on depth?

If you have a ground surface grid, you should be able to use the Grid / Math / Grid and Constant Math tool to create grids at certain depths below ground surface. You can then use the I-Data / Surface Map option to create contours of chloride at specific depths below ground surface. If you take this approach, you wouldn't have to modify your existing project. Regards, Alison
3. ## entalphy

Question 1: TOUGH2 EOS1 uses two variables (X1, X2) to define the state. If it is single phase conditions, the two parameters are P and T. If it is two phase, then the parameters are Pg and Sg. If the X2 is >1.5, then it assumes it is a pressure. So the variables are handled as a pair and there is not a question of which is first or second. Question 2: Basically, during injection you are adding mass and energy to a cell. The cell will then determine its new state by mixing the existing fluid in the cell with the new fluid flowing into the cell. The user will have to estimate the pressure (or saturation) of injection and use that in calculating enthalpy. My guess is that usually injected fluid is single phase and then enthalpy is not a strong function of pressure. Best Regards, Alison
4. ## I-data display issue in 2d Striplog (RW 16)

The background grid lines are plotted based on the Total Depth value stored in the Location table in the database. Please check to see if the Total Depth field is incorrect (and too shallow) for this borehole. If you continue to have problems, feel free to send an example image to tech @ rockware.com Best Regards, Alison
5. ## How to read the output file

Assuming that you are using version 5.4 of PetraSim, the program uses an alphanumeric system for naming the elements in a model. The first 999 cells have values between 001 and 999, and then the program moves on the A00 and so on. When looking at an output file, you'll see that the simulator will often list the cell with the highest residual along with any errors. If you want to identify that cell in the model, you can type the cell name into the Find window in the upper right hand corner of the program and then click on the enter button. That cell will be graphically highlighted in the display. I hope this helps. Please let us know if you have any additional questions. Best Regards, Alison (Alison @ rockware.com)
6. ## Model drawdown surface

1. You could certainly give it a try. Just keep in mind that the interpolation algorithms in RockWorks may not create a really pretty cone around the extraction well, unless you have a good distribution of observation points around the well. This could be done by creating a list of xyz elevations in the Utilities Datasheet, and create a contour map through the Map /Grid-Based map menu. 2. I would suggest that you take a look at the Drawdown_Simplified_01.rwdat file to see how you should arrange the data. You can find menu settings specific to this data file in the Drawdown_Simplified_01.rcl file. To load these menu settings, go to Drawdown Surface/Simplified and then click on the hammer button in the upper left hand corner to load the RCL file.
7. ## Model drawdown surface

Anna, Unfortunately, RockWorks really isn't designed to work with this type of data. The drawdown tools in the Utilities calculate drawdown based on pumping rate, well radius and other parameters using the Theis equation. What exactly are you hoping to do with this data? Would you like to approximate aquifer properties based on the results of the step tests? If you could provide additional details, I can let you know if we carry other programs that would meet your needs (Aqtesolv, AquiferWin32, etc.). Best Regards, Alison
8. ## Using EQuIS data in Rockworks 16?

Unless you are using an older version of EQUIS, you should have an option to create a RockWorks15 database. I believe that you have to have RockWorks15 installed to do this. If you would like to install a temporary version of RockWorks15 so that you can use this export option, feel free to contact us at tech @ rockware.com. A RockWorks15 database can be easily imported in RockWorks16, so this might be the most efficient way of data transfer until RockWorks16 is supported by EarthSoft.
9. ## [TOUGHREACT] Discontinuity in text file (time.txt)

Jaeshik, Its hard to envision what you are seeing here or what might be the problem. Please send me your SIM file, and I will take a look to determine if this is a problem with PetraSim. Thanks, Alison alison @ rockware.com
10. ## Value field when exporting as Shapefile (from a 3D striplog plot)

It turns out that recalculating the XYZ values through the Edit menu solved this problem for Andy. We're not quite sure why they were not calculated in the first place, so if anyone else runs into this problem, it would be helpful if you could let us know by sending a quick email to tech @ rockware.com. Thanks, Alison
11. ## Value field when exporting as Shapefile (from a 3D striplog plot)

Andy, I'd be happy to look into this. Could you tell me what type of data you are exporting (I-Data, T-Data, etc.)? Also, what revision of RockWorks are you using? This should be listed in the lower right hand corner of the program. Thanks, Alison
12. ## Value field when exporting as Shapefile (from a 3D striplog plot)

I would suggest that you export the Shapefile through the File / Export menu, rather than through RockPlot3D. This will create a shapefile that contains actual contamination values. You can find a case study on the RockWorks support page that covers the shapefile export options in RockWorks. If you need a direct link to this (unfortunately, I can't post it on the forum), please contact me at Alison @ rockware.com.
13. ## Display elevation in striplog?

There is an option to display elevations along with depths in a 2D striplog. This “Include Elevations” option is enabled through the Depth Bar Options in the 2D Striplog Designer. You could also add a second scalebar to a 2D striplog through the Draw / Insert menu in RockPlot2D, but this would have to be added individually for each striplog. Please let us know if you have additional questions. Thanks, Alison
14. ## Import a Rw3D file into datasheet Utilities

Loann, You will need to list the names of the RW3D file in column 1 of an RWDAT file (so if you have three RW3D files, you should have three files listed in rows 1 through 3 of Column 1). You'll also need to be sure that the RW3D files are located in your current project folder. If you would like to manually select the files by double clicking on the cells in the RWDAT file, you should change the column type to a File Name. To do this, go to Column / Column Properties, and select "File Name" under Linked Data. If you continue to have problems, please send your RWDAT file and RW3D files to tech @ Rockware.com. Thanks, Alison
15. ## Disappearing gas phase during simulation of CO2 injection

I would recommend that you first check to confirm that the Pressure in the model is not exceeding 600 bars. You would normally get a "cannot find parameter" error in the output file for this type of problem.
16. ## Disappearing gas phase during simulation of CO2 injection

It is hard to know what the problem is without reviewing the model, but my guess is that the simulation is halting and outputting an incomplete time step, rather than all of the gas phase in the model disappearing. Depending on the model, it's possible that the SS value in the injection cell is actually going to 1, causing a premature halt to the model. The best way to confirm what is happening is probably to rerun the model with the print options turned on for the injection cell. This will allow you to view a detailed Cell History Plot and will hopefully reveal the problem. If you continue to have problems, feel free to send me your SIM file and I will take a look. Best Regards, Alison Alison @ rockware.com
17. ## Surface geologic map

Loann, If you want to create a stratigraphy model using the Borehole Manager, then yes, you are correct that the only way to force the model to honor geologic map contacts would be to add some additional "virtual" boreholes to the database. Depending on the complexity of the geology in the area and the number of units, you may want to consider building the surfaces that make up the stratigraphy modeling outside of the Borehole Manager (through the Utilities) using lists of xyz points. If this seems like it might be a good option, then I would suggest that you take a look at the Advanced Stratigraphy Modeling webinar posted on our YouTube channel. There are also some case studies on this topic posted on the RockWorks support page under Case Studies / Stratigraphy. If you would like to contact me via email, I would be happy to send you direct links to all of these. Best Regards, Alison Alison @ rockware.com
18. ## Mineral data in TOUGHREACT

The following publication has been recommended by one of my colleagues: Palandri, J.L. and Kharaka, Y.K. (2004) A compilation of rate parameters of water-mineral interaction kinetics for application to geochemical modeling, USGS Open File Report 2004-1068, 64 p. I don’t know how to answer your question about oxidation/reduction conditions. This might be a better question for the LBNL TOUGH2 forum, which you can find with the following Google search: LBNL TOUGH2 forum Best Regards, Alison
19. ## Running a TOUGH2/TMVOC/TOUGHREACT simulation from a command line

There may be times when you want to run a TOUGH2 model from a command line. I've tried to describe the steps you would take to do this below. Single PetraSim Licenses If you are working with a single license of PetraSim you’ll need to place the PetraSim .lic file and the rlm922.dll in the same directory at the simulation executable that you need to run. We recommend that you put the input file in that directory as well. Network PetraSim Licenses You’ll need to use the floating license server to authorize the simulator use before running the model. After opening the command prompt, you can set an environment variable similar to this: c:\>set [email protected] You should substitute the correct servername and port number. After setting the environment variable, you can run the executables from the command line (below), and it will pick up and use the floating license. TOUGH2, T2VOC, TMVOC For TOUGH2, T2VOC and TMVOC, the command would look like this: Executable name <input file> output file For example, to run a model called heat_pipe.dat using EOS3, the command would look like this: eos3.exe <heat_pipe.dat> heat_pipe.out TOUGHREACT To manually run a TOUGHREACT model, you should place the following files in the directory with the executable: 1. Flow.inp 2. Chemical.inp 3. Solute.inp 4. thermodb.txt (this is a copy of the thermXu4.dat file stored under C:\Program Files (x86)\PetraSim 5) The command to run the simulation is the simply the name of the executable, for example, to run the EOS3 TOUGHREACT executable, the command would be: treact_eos3.exe TOUGH2-MP If you need to run TOUGH2-MP outside of the PetraSim software, then you should contact tech @ rockware.com for a batch file. TOUGH2-MP cannot be run from a single command.
20. ## Chemical data in TOUGHREACT

Without looking at your SIM file, it's hard to know exactly what the problem is. You should look at the bottom of the runlog and flow.out files to see if there are specific error messages. If you are getting the Singular Matrix in Chemical Solver error message, then you probably have as you suggested, an in-defined chemical system. I would recommend that you run your initial water chemistry through a modeling program such as PHREEQC or GWB before inputting it into PetraSim/TOUGHREACT, so that you are sure that you've defined an initial water chemistry in equilibrium with the minerals in the model. You are welcome to send your SIM file to Alison @ rockware.com if these suggestions do not help you resolve the problem. Best Regards, Alison
21. ## Rockworks14 I-Data Profile default font

Stuart, Unfortunately, there is no way to change the font in RockWorks14. We would expect the program to revert to a backup font, but we're not sure which one the program would use (and it may not be very pretty). You might want to consider an upgrade to RockWorks16, which allows the user to specify a different font for RockPlot2D diagrams. Also, if you do a Google search for "missing arial font on computer", you'll find some suggestions on a Microsoft forum for how to resolve the problem. Best Regards, Alison
22. ## Volumetric calculation of I-Data model

Yes, this is possible when displaying the model in RockPlot3D. If you are viewing the model as an isosurface, right click on the model in the RockPlot3D data tree (to the left of the view) and choose Options. As you adjust the iso-level, the volume of displayed material will change. If you are viewing the model using the "All Voxels" option, then you can set an upper and lower limit under the Filters option, and the program will update the volume based on the filters. Thanks, Alison
23. ## How to cope with out-of-memory errors

Unfortunately, if you are appending several models together in RockPlot3D, I think that you will eventually run into these memory errors (hopefully a future 64-bit version of RockWorks will help with this). If all of the models have the exact same extends and spacing, and if there is no overlap between stratigraphic units, then you might try the Solid / Filter / Replacement program in the Utilities to combine all of the models into a single RWMOD files (which will be much more manageable in RockPlot3D). Feel free to contact us directly with more details about this at tech @ rockware. com. Thanks, Alison
24. ## Using striplog maps to illustrate stratigraphic traps / interval pinch outs.

I'm assuming that you are interested in the Map / Multi-log map menu item in RockWorks16. Unfortunately, this item does not have any tools for hanging the striplogs on a datum. The only way that I can think to do with would be for you to adjust the elevations in the boreholes so that the stratigraphic units of interest falls at an elevation of 0. You could then clip the boreholes in the database based on a distance away from this unit. Please feel free to send questions about this to tech @ rockware. com Best Regards, Alison
25. ## Using a Civil 3D 2011 DEM file in RW15

Mira, I opened your file up in a text editor, and it does not look like a real DEM. The first few lines of the DEM would include information about the extents and spacing of the grid. In this case, the first line is: Autodesk Export surface2DEM. Do you have an option to export a DXF Matrix? This might be a better way of going from Civil 3D to RockWorks. Best Regards, Alison Alison @ Rockware. com
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