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Managing Curves with Curve Utility

Overview
OpenWorks provides a number of utilities for viewing and managing
curves. However, with PetroWorks Curve Utility, you can now
accomplish most curve management functions within PetroWorks.
Curve Utility enables you to:

view a list of all curves within one or more selected wells


(page 164)

filter (show) or select (highlight) curves on the basis of 21 data


fields (page 177)

delete all data associated with one or more selected curves,


including multi-valued log curves (page 188)
(In particular, you may want to delete duplicate curves or curve
fragments left over from the creation of composite curves.)

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sort curves on up to four keys selected from 29 data fields


(page 174)

copy or rename a selected curve (page 191)

quickly copy curve details text to any other application (page 166)

customize the display (page 174) and save your preferences


(page 201)

generate a curve history about selected curves and display it in the


Report Viewer (page 198)

move wells in and individual curves out via Pointing Dispatcher

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Opening Curve Utility


To access the Curve Utility in PetroWorks or LogEdit, select
Utilities > Curve Utility.

The application prompts you to select a project, interpreter, well list,


well, well format, and measurement system if you have not already
done so. If you saved a configuration file (the sort keys, column
sequence, and column visibility) from your last session, Curve Utility
opens with that configuration.

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Window Layout
When you select Curve Utility, the following window appears:

Select Well(s) button


Refresh well displaybutton
Mode icon buttons

Gray background indicates


curves you cannot delete

Display customization icon buttons

The Curve Utility window contains the following features:

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Main Menu contains the File, View, Options, and Help menus.

Retrieve Logging Job Details button allows you to choose


whether to display detailed log acquisition information. If this
option is set to No, the affected columns will display -logging-
rather than the actual curve information. Using the default No
option will decrease data loading times in Curve Utility, especially
for large numbers of wells and/or curves. (This information is
loaded by the OpenWorks Curve Loader if the #DOALL Logging
Tool Config option is selected. For more information, refer to the
OpenWorks Data Import/Export manual.)
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Depth Units and Depth Type buttons allow you to quickly toggle
displayed units and depth modes.

Refresh Wells button allows you to redisplay the list of curves for
selected wells.

Select Well(s) button enables you to select one or more wells from
the current well list. When you select a single well, the well name
appears on the button. When you select multiple wells, the number
of selected wells appears on the button.

Mode buttons enable you to change from Delete to Copy/Rename


to History mode.

Display Customization buttons enable you to customize the


appearance of your display by sorting according to data field keys,
by filtering or selecting curves by data field criteria, and showing
or hiding columns.

Curve Display Area contains a list of the curves within the


selected well or wells. If you are in Delete Mode, the display
indicates by means of gray background color those curves you
cannot delete.

Show All button redisplays all curves after filtering operations.

Select All button enables you to select all curves in the Curve
Display.

Delete Curves, Copy Curve, or Display History button appears


depending upon the mode you are in.

Status Area contains processing information.

If you change projects, interpreters, well lists, or well formats...


If you select a new project or interpreter, or modify any project options for well
lists or well format, Curve Utility immediately exits and presents a dialog box
allowing you to choose whether to save the configuration file before exiting.

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File Menu
The File menu enables you to select wells from the current project and
to exit the Curve Utility.

View Menu
The View menu enables you to clear the Status Area or select the
display customization features. You can also access these features by
clicking on the Sort Curves, Filter/Select Curves, and Show/Hide
Columns icons. (See Display Customization Icons on page 159.)

Options Menu
The Options menu features the following options:

Mode enables you to select Delete, Copy/Rename, or Curve


History mode. You also can change modes by clicking on the
Delete Mode, Copy/Rename Mode, and History Mode icons. (See
Mode Icons on page 159.)

Depth Units sets the display units of measurement to feet or


meters. You also can change modes by clicking on the Depth Units
button.

Depth Type sets the depth to MD, TVD, or TVDSS. You also can
change modes by clicking on the Depth Type button.

Project Manager Features allow you, depending on your status,


to enable/disable the Editing During Curve Copy feature and the
History Insertion feature.
Enable Editing During Curve Copy allows users with
manager status to change the service, pass, and version keys of
a curve when copying a curve.
Enable History Insertion automatically records curve history
in the database. Only the owner of the project can activate and
deactivate this feature.

Send Menu
The Send menu enables you to send selected wells or curves using
Pointing Dispatcher. (See Using Pointing Dispatcher on page 173.)
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Icons
To the left of the Curve Display Area are six icon buttons. All icon
buttons have Tool Tips to let you know their functions. Move the cursor
over the icon to see the Tool Tip.

Mode Icons
The three mode icons correspond to Mode under the Option menu.
Click on an icon to set the mode to Delete, Copy/Rename, or Curve
History. When you click on a mode icon, the icon sinks and turns
white to indicate that the mode is active.

Active icon
(white background)

Mode Icons

Display Customization Icons


The three display customization icons allow you to change the way you
view curve data on the screen. Click on an icon to sort, filter, and select
curves or to show/hide columns.

Display Customization Icons

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Curve Display Area


The Curve Display Area of the main window contains the following
data fields (columns):
Curve Utility Data Fields
Column Title
[data form and field in
OpenWorks Well Data
Manager]

Description/Remarks

Well (Name)
[Log Curve: Wellid]

The curve name as specified using the current OpenWorks well format; can be set
using OpenWorks Project Status tool.

Curve Name
[Log Curve: Log Crv
Name]

Partial key (1 of 5) for log curves. The name, or mnemonic, of a log curve. In the
OpenWorks model, used as a partial key to uniquely identify log curves.

Logging Service
[Log Curve: Log Name]

Partial key (2 of 5) for log curves. The logging service or the pseudo-service that
created the curve.
logging service
The source of a log curve. Within the acquisition context, the service is identified by
a trade name for the logging service. Also, the identifier or handle that names a
toolstring associated with this service. The name may be an aggregate of a
toolstrings tool mnemonics. In the OpenWorks model, used as a partial key to
uniquely identify log curves.
pseudo-service
Within the context of composite runs for log curves, identifies the source of a curve
that is not associated with a specific acquisition toolstring. Interpretive applications
in PetroWorks produce curves with a (pseudo-)service PETROWORKS.
See the Introduction to PetroWorks Family of Products manual (page 145) for list of
logging services and pseudo-services.

Run
[Log Curve: Log Run No]

Partial key (3 of 5) for log curves. In the OpenWorks model, a serial counter for
toolstring descents used as a a key to uniquely identify log curves.
Composite run: A run that is not associated with a specific toolstring descent.
Composite-run curves (or composite log curves) attempt to maximize coverage of the
log data over a well bore.
Composite curves may be created in LogEdit within PetroWorks by manually
splicing separate runs together. Composite curves can also be created automatically
via a process known as auto-compositing, where separate numbered runs are
assembled to produce a composite.
Interpretive applications generally use composite-run curves as input and produce
outputs with a composite run under the pseudo-service PETROWORKS.
In the OpenWorks model, a composite run is conventionally represented with a run
value of C.

(Logging) Pass
[Logging Tool Pass: Log
Pass Id]

Partial key (4 of 5) for log curves. Within any given toolstring descent, the toolstring
may make multiple unidirectional movements in the wellbore. A pass records the
interval, direction, etc. of this movement.
Also, the identifier or handle that names a pass, e.g., MAIN or REPEAT.
In the OpenWorks model, used as a partial key to uniquely identify log curves.

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Curve Utility Data Fields (Continued)


Column Title
[data form and field in
OpenWorks Well Data
Manager]
Vers(ion Number)
[Log Curve: Log Crv
Version]

Description/Remarks
Partial key (5 of 5) for log curves. In the OpenWorks model, a serial counter beneath
name, service, run, and pass. Used as a partial key to uniquely identify log curves.
Version number is a serial counter under name and run. Each new curve is created as
a unique version within the name/run combination. This approach prevents
overwriting of data but, unless effectively managed, also leads to large projects.

Data Source (Interpreter)


[Log Curve: Data Source]

The interpreter used when the data were created; the data source owns the curve. An
asterisk (*) after the Data Source indicates that the current interpreter cannot delete
that curve.

Top Depth
[Log Curve: Top Depth]

Topmost depth for the curve.

Bottom Depth
[Log Curve: Bottom
Depth]

Bottommost (or base) depth for the curve.

Creation Date
[Log Curve: Create Date
(yyyy-mm-dd)]

Day, month, year, and time (yyyy-mm-dd 00:00:00) the curve was created.

Creation Routine
[Log Curve: Creation
Routine]

The routine, utility, or application used to import or to create the log data, e.g., CUCOPY for the routine in Curve Utility, crvldr for Curve Loader, TabEdt for
Tabular Edit, and BlkShf for the Bulk Shift routine in LogEdit.

Creation User
Log Curve: Create User
ID]

The Owner name associated with the Interpreter that created or modified the curve.
If the Create Routine occurs in a Landmark product the Creation User is LMSYS.

UoM (Unit of Measure)


{Log Curve: Value Storage
Uom]

Unit of measurement associated with a log curve and describing its data, as stored in
an OpenWorks project database. This is not necessarily the Value Working Uom or
the Log Crv Unit Meas value.

(Depth) Inc(crement)
[Log Curve: Crv Increm]

The increment between curve sample points.


An increment of 0 indicates that an explicit depth value is stored with each curve
value; 0 increments are flagged red in the curve display area.

(Number of) Dim(ensions)


[Log Curve: Number of
Dimensions]

A whole number that indicates whether a curve is scalar (1) or multi-dimensional (2).
If the dimension number is 2, the value is flagged red in the curve display area.

Resamp(le Scheme)
[Log Curve: Resampling
Scheme]

Options are SINGLE POINT, STEP FUNC TOP, STEP FUNC MIDPOINT, STEP
FUNC BOTTOM, and CONTINUOUS. See the Introduction to PetroWorks Family of
Products manual (page 49) for information on these resampling schemes.

(Number of) Samples


[Log Curve: Start
Framework Sample No
and End Framework
Sample No]

Number of discrete samples a log curve has in its depth interval.

Null Val(ue)
{Log Curve: Znon]

The value used to indicate null values, e.g., -999.25.

Max(imum) Val(ue)

The maximum value for the curve.

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Column Title
[data form and field in
OpenWorks Well Data
Manager]

Description/Remarks

Min(imum) Val(ue)

The minimum value for the curve.

Tool Code
[Log Curve: Tool Code]

Optional service company designation used to identify logging tools, e.g., CNL-K or
MRIL-C.

Tool Pos(ition)
Log Curve: Tool Position
Seq No]

Optional sequential counter of logging tools assembled in this configuration starting


at the bottom of the assembly.

Qualifiers
[Log Curve Qualifier:
Qualifier Name]

An adjective that describes a log curve, specifically the intrinsic properties and/or
processing steps performed to create the data. Qualifiers provide broad
classifications and can help users decide how to handle data, i.e., based on what has
been done to the data decide what needs to be done next. In the OpenWorks model,
values are based on American Petroleum Institute RP-66 Property Indicators (with
extensions).
Log curve qualifiers may be used in conjunction with others in various combinations,
and some may be mutually exclusive. They are attached to a log curve by the creating
process, e.g., PATCHED [Tabular] or DEPTH-MATCHED [BulkDS].
See the Introduction to PetroWorks Family of Products manual (page 140) for list of
curve qualifiers.
Use MB3 to view curve qualifiers.

Remarks
[Log Curve: Remark]

Single-line, general comment about the record.


(Multi-line remarks for a log curve are recorded in the OpenWorks table
CURVE_HIST_RMK, linked via the key
LOG_CURVE_HEADER.REMARKS_IND.)

The remaining columns will display -logging-if the Retrieve Logging Job Details button is set to No.
Acq(uisition) Job No.
{Logging Job: Acquisition
Job No]

Optional identification string (up to 12 characters, free-form) describing the


acquisition source, e.g., Hughes Bit 4.

Company Name
[Logging Job: Company]

Name of the company that operated or provided services for drilling or completing
the well.

(Logging) Job Date


{Logging Job: Job Date]

Date (yyyy-mm-dd) of the logging job.

Acq(uisition) Run No.


[Logging Job: Logging Job
No]

Optional identification string (up to 12 characters, free-form) describing the run


number originally recorded in the field. Processed/composite curves display N/A in
the field.

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Column Title
[data form and field in
OpenWorks Well Data
Manager]
Log Pass Type (and ID)
[Logging Tool Pass: Log
Pass Type]

Description/Remarks
Log Pass Type: Describes the workflow nature of the pass.
Log Pass ID: A sequential identifier of a single pass of logging measurements within
a single descent in a wellbore.
A pass ID is associated with a given pass type:
Pass ID
MAIN
RPTx
PASx
UPxx
DNxx
STxx
LWxx
DHxx

Pass Type
Main/Primary
Quality Control Repeat
Statistical Repeat
Multi-Pass/Speed Repeat
Multi-Pass/Speed Repeat
Stationary
LWD/MWD
Downhole Reconfig

Pass Top Depth


[Logging Tool Pass: Top
Depth]

Top depth of this measurement for the pass.

Pass Base Depth


[Logging Tool Pass: Base
Depth]

Base depth of this measurement for the pass.

Pass Start Time


[Logging Tool Pass: Pass
Start Time]

Start time for the pass.

Pass Stop Time


[Logging Tool Pass: Pass
Stop TIme]

Stop time for the pass.

Pass Dir(ection)
[Logging Tool Pass: Pass
Direction]

Direction, up or down, that the tool string took during the pass.

You can modify the curve display area by using the Display
Customization icon buttons and by moving columns. (See
Customizing the Display on page 174.) You can also view curve
qualifiers and curve details directly in the display area. (See Viewing
and Editing Curve Information on page 166.)
You can display Logging Job Detail information with a curve if the
#DOALL Logging Tool Config option was selected when the curve
was loaded to OpenWorks. For more information, refer to the
OpenWorks Data Import/Export manual.

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Selecting Wells
1.

If you have not selected a well or if you want to change or add


wells, click on the Select Well button or choose File > Select
Well(s).
The Select Wells dialog box appears. Wells names not in the
currently selected project well list are preceded by plus signs (+).
(For example, if you have used Pointing Dispatcher to send wells
to Curve Utility.)

2.

Click on a well in the Available Wells list to select it, or click on


the Select All button to select all wells in the list. Curve Utility
immediately copies the well(s) to the Selected Wells list.

3.

If desired, remove a well or wells from the Selected Wells list by


clicking on a single well to select it, then clicking on the
Deselect button, or
clicking on the Clear All button.

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After you have selected the wells you want, click on the OK
button to close the dialog box.
Curve Utility loads curves from all the selected wells and lists
them in the display area. This may take some time but you can
decrease the time by accepting the default value (No) for Retrieve
Logging Job Details. The Status Area of the main window tells
you the progress. Note that if any Filter/Select criteria are active,
those criteria are applied. Only those curves meeting the criteria
are selected/visible. If you are in Delete or History Mode, the
window also tells you how many curves are displayed.

Information area indicates that


the utility loaded 360 curves,
but because filtering criteria
were applied during the Well
Selection process, the display
area shows only 35 curves.

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Viewing and Editing Curve Information


In addition to the data displayed in Curve Utilitys rows and columns,
you can obtain curve qualifier and curve detail information and enter
curve history and curve remarks by pressing MB3 on the row that
contains the desired curve name.

Viewing Curve Qualifiers


A curve qualifier is an adjective describing a general processing step
that has been performed to create the data in a log curve. For example,
RESCALED indicates the curve has been rescaled using a process such
as LogEdits Manual Rescale. Qualifiers provide broad classifications
and can help users decide how to handle data.
Log curve qualifiers may be used in conjunction with other qualifiers in
various combinations; some qualifiers may be mutually exclusive.
Curve Qualifiers are attached to a log curve by the creating process.
In the OpenWorks model, values are based on RP-66 Property
Indicators (with extensions). You can view the Log Curve Qualifier
table in Well Data Manager.
For a full list of log curve qualifiers, see Log Curve Qualifiers on
page 140 in the Introduction of PetroWorks Family of Products manual.
To view curve qualifiers,
1.

Use MB3 to click on the desired curve entry in the curve display
area.
A menu showing the full curve name (Well, Curve Name, Service,
Run, Pass, and Version) pops up.

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From the menu, select View Curve Qualifiers.


The View Qualifiers information box appears.

If the curve has qualifiers, the qualifiers are listed in sequential


order from the first applied processing step that has been
performed to create the data. The specific process used to create
the curve is provided in the remark column.

Viewing Curve Details


Curve details comprise the five data fields that uniquely identify a
curve: Curve Name, Service, Run, Pass, and Version.
To view curve qualifiers or curve details,
1.

Use MB3 to click on the desired curve entry in the curve display
area.
A menu showing the full curve name (Well, Curve Name, Service,
Run, Pass, and Version) pops up.

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On the popup panel, select View Curve Qualifiers or View Curve


Details Clipboard.
View Curve Qualifiers brings up the View Qualifiers dialog
box.

A qualifier describes a log curve; specifically, it is a processing


step that has been performed to create the data. Qualifiers can help
users decide how to handle data, for example, based on curve
history, decide what to do next with the data. Qualifiers are
attached to a log curve by the creating process.
View Curve Details Clipboard brings up the View Curve
Details dialog box.

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This dialog box has a text field containing Curve Name, Service,
Run, Pass, and Version. You can select the text and paste it into
any other text field in any application. Alternatively, you can type
new text in the text field and then copy this into any application.
For example, say you want to copy curve details for this curve into
the Free-form Drawing Add Text dialog box of Single Well
Viewer. Select the text in the View Curve Details dialog box, focus
on the Add Text dialog box, then, using MB2, click in the Text
field. The selected text appears.

To copy Curve Details...


1. Select the text you want to copy.

2. Open or focus on the dialog


box you want to copy the
text to.

3. Use MB2 to click in


the field where you
want the text to
appear.

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Appending Information to Curve History


You can add descriptive information to the curve history stored with a
selected curve.
To add curve history information,
1.

Use MB3 to click on the desired curve entry in the curve display
area.
A menu showing the full curve name (Well, Curve Name, Service,
Run, Pass, and Version) pops up.

2.

From the menu, select Append to Curve History.


The Append New Curve History dialog box appears:

3.

Type the desired information in the text field and press OK.
The information is added to the curve history for the selected
curve.

Curve History entries cannot be deleted.


There is no way to delete entries in Curve History. Any text entered will be added
to the History of a specific curve, but cannot be removed.

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Adding Remarks to a Curve


You can add remarks to the information stored with a selected curve.
This information appears in the Remarks column of the curve data
display.
To add curve remarks,
1.

Use MB3 to click on the desired curve entry in the curve display
area.
A menu showing the full curve name (Well, Curve Name, Service,
Run, Pass, and Version) pops up.

2.

From the menu, select Edit Curve Remarks Field.


The Edit Remark dialog box appears:

3.

Type the desired information in the text field and press OK.
The remark is added to the curve history for the selected curve.

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Remarks cannot be deleted.


Although Remarks cannot be deleted once they have been entered, they can be
CHANGED.
If you have created text in the Remarks field, and want to change it, access the
Edit Remarks window, delete all or part of the existing remark, enter the new
remark, and click OK.
If you want to completely delete the text in the Remarks field, access the Edit
Remarks window, delete the entire existing remark, and replace it with a single
character that is not a space. (A period (.) will work well.) Click OK to complete
the process.

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Using Pointing Dispatcher


You can use the Pointing Dispatcher to send individual well data to
Curve Utility and to send individual curve data from Curve Utility.
Curve Utility can receive wells from:

LogEdit (cursor focus must be in LogEdit well name area)


CrossPlot (well(s) containing active points)
Wellbore Manager
Single Well Viewer
MapView
OpenWorks Well Data Export
OpenWorks Well List Manager
OpenWorks Well Data Manager
OpenWorks Well Curve Viewer

Curve Utility can send individual curves to:

OpenWorks Well Curve Viewer

The receiving application must be listening to receive information.


When the PD border is green, PD is listening for other curve/well data.
The application is listening when the application window border is
green. Press <Ctrl-l> to activate/deactivate the PD facility. When the
border is red, PD is deactivated for this application.
To send information:
1.

Make sure the receiving application is listening (green border).


Iconified windows can receive information.
You can PD information to a window that is iconified as long as the border on
the icon is green. If the iconified window is a StratUtil application and the
border is red, you can use the key combination Ctrl+l (lowercase letter el)
or click on the iconified window and select PD Listen from the menu that
appears to turn the border green and to enable listening capability.

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In Curve Utility, select one or more curves you wish to send.

3.

Select Send > Send Well(s) with Selected Curves or Send


Selected Curves.

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The Status Area indicates the 5-key curve name being sent out or the
well name being received:

Customizing the Display


Curve Utility provides many types of information. You may not want or
need to see all this information. Use the Display Customization buttons
to more efficiently work with curve data by sorting, filtering, or
selecting curve data and by hiding columns you do not need. You can
also change the column order.
How do I return to the default Curve Utility setup?
If you have been sorting, changing column sequence, visibility, and so on, and you
want to remove all these changes but you do not want to take the time to do it
within Curve Utility, simply erase the dcu_params.dat file in your current working
directory and restart Curve Utility.

How do I clear the display area of all curves?


Select File > Select Well(s). When the Select Well dialog box appears, click on
the Clear All button, then click on OK.

Sorting Curve Data


Curve Utility provides two methodsgraphically and via dialog box
for sorting the rows of displayed data fields.

Sorting One or Multiple Columns via the Sort Curves Dialog Box
You can choose up to four data fields to sort data.
1.

Click on the Sort Curves icon button, or select the View > Sort
Curves option from the Main Menu bar.
The Sort Curves dialog box appears.

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Click on up to four data fields in the Available Fields list to copy


them to the Selected Sort Keys list.
The data type at the top of the Selected Sort Keys list is the
primary sort key.

3.

If desired, remove unwanted data fields from the Selected Sort


Keys list by either
clicking an unwanted data field to select it, then clicking on the
Delete Selected Key button, or
clicking on the Delete All Keys button.

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If necessary, change the order of the sort keys by clicking on the


key you want to move, then using the up and down arrows to move
the key to the desired position.

5.

Click on Apply or OK to sort the curves. The entire display area


immediately updates.

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Sorting One Column Graphically


Use MB1 to click on a column title. That columns values immediately
sort in ascending order, and the entire display area updates. That
columns data type moves immediately to the primary (top) sort key in
the Sort Curves dialog box.

Original display

Display after clicking on


Data Source column title

If other sort keys exist, they are part of the new sort key order.

Original display
and sort order

Display and sort


order after clicking
on Version title

To approximate the default Curve Utility sort order, choose Well as the
primary key and Curve:Ser:Run:Pass:Ver as the second key.

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Filtering and Selecting Curves


You can filter or select curves using any combination of most data
fields. Filtering removes from the display all the curves that do not
match the criteria. Selecting highlights all the curves in the display that
do match the criteria.
For example, suppose you want delete all RHOB curves you created
prior to this week using LogEdit. You can filter on Curve Name, Data
Source (Interpreter), Creation Date, and Creation Routine to show only
those curves that meet the criteria. Then you can delete all the curves at
once.

Filtering/Selecting are applied to newly selected wells.


If you have filtered data and then select wells to display, the filtering is applied to
the new well curves.

Mode-Dependent Filter/Select Restrictions


If you are in Delete Mode...
Select ignores any curves you do not have permission to delete. Filter works for
all curves.
If you are in Copy Mode...
Select will not work because in Copy mode, you can select only one curve at a
time. Filter works for all curves.
If you are in History Mode...
Both Select and Filter work for all curves.

To filter or select, use the following procedure:


1.

Click on the Filter/Select icon button, or select the


View > Filter/Select option from the Main Menu bar.
The Curve Utility: Filter/Select Curves dialog box appears. Note
that you must scroll to see all data fields.

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Toggle on the Filter or the Select button.

Filter displays only those curves that match the criteria. It


removes from the display all other curves.
Select highlights all the curves in the display that match the
criteria.
The remainder of the dialog box is a scrolling list of data types from
which you can choose to filter/select curve data.
3.

Toggle on all the data types you want to filter or select on.
When you toggle on a data field, the panel expands so you can set
the selection criterion.

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You must choose all the data fields you want to filter/select on
before applying the filter. The application does not process nested
filter/select procedures. For example, if you filter on Curve Name,
apply the filter, then try to filter the resulting curve list on Logging
Service, you will get the original curve list filtered only on
Logging Serviceyour Curve Name filtering will be lost.
4.

For each data type, choose the criterion to filter or select on.
For each data type you choose or enter the criterion on which to
base the filter/select operation. Criteria are applied in only a few
different ways. These ways are explained in more detail below.

5.

Click on the Apply button.


The Curve Display Area immediately updates to display/highlight
only those curves satisfying all the selected criteria. The window
also displays the total number of highlighted/selected curves.
The figures on the next page illustrate the difference between
filtering and selecting curves and the effect of using select after
filtering curves.

6.

Click on the OK button to close the Filter/Select Curves dialog


box.

Removing Filtering and Selecting


To remove filtering, click on the Show All button in the Curve Utility
window.
To remove highlighting, click on any one curve. That curve remains
selected, and all other curves are unselected. Then use <CTRL> MB1
to unselect the only remaining curve.
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Filtering versus Selecting Curves

Original display

Criteria:
Curve Name Matches ILD
Data Source (Interpreter) Is One Of KLZ

Display After
Applying Filter
Option
Note that the
information area
tells you the total
curves visible
after filtering.

Display After
Applying Select
Option
Note that the
information area
tells you the total
curves selected.

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Filtering then Selecting Curves

Original display

1. Apply Filter Criterion:


Curve Name Matches ILD

2. Apply Select Criterion:


Data Source (Interpreter)
Is One Of KLZ

Note that 3 curves are highlighted


among the visible curvesbut 29
curves are actually selected. This
distinction may be important if you
are Displaying Curve History or
deleting curves.

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Using Matches/Does Not Match to Filter


Data types Curve Name, Acquisition Job, and Acquisition Run use the
Matches/Does Not Match pulldown list.

Type the string you want to match/not match. You can:

Type exactly the full string. For example, P7 will find only those
curves named P7. It will not find P7A or AP7.

Include * (asterisk symbol) anywhere in the string for a multicharacter wildcard. For example, *P7 will find P7 and AP7 but
not AP7B.

Include % (percent symbol) anywhere in the string for a singlecharacter wildcard. For example, A%7 will find AP7 and A97 but
not AP97.

Using Is One Of/Is Not One Of to Filter


Data types Curve Name, Curve Alias, Logging Service, Logging Pass,
Data Source (Interpreter), Creation Routine, Creation User, Unit of
Measure, Resample Scheme, Tool Code, Qualifiers, Acquisition Job,
Logging Company, and Acquisition Run use the Is One Of/Is Not One
Of pulldown list.
Click on the Select button to bring up the Select Values dialog box.
Click on one or more items in the Existing Values list. Click on OK to
close the dialog box and add the selected values to criterion list.

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Using Toggles to Filter


Data types Run, Version Number, Top Depth, Bottom Depth, Job Date,
Creation Date, and Depth Increment use a toggle. Toggle on the
criterion you want. For some data types you must also type or scroll to
a number to use as a criterion.

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Showing and Hiding Columns


You may find it cumbersome to view curves and maneuver about the
interface with all the data fields (columns) visible. You can hide the
data columns that do not interest you. If you save the configuration
parameters when you exit, the next time you open Curve Utility, your
column setup will reappear.
To hide data fields,
1.

Click on the Show/Hide Columns icon button, or select the


View > Show/Hide Columns option from the Main Menu bar.
The Show/Hide Columns dialog box appears.

2.

Toggle off/on the data fields you want to hide/show.


The program immediately hides/shows each data column as you
toggle it off/on.

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Toggling off columns (data


fields) in the Show/Hide
dialog box causes those
columns to disappear
immediately from the display.

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Changing Column Order


You can rearrange the columns in any order you like.
Use MB2 (not MB1MB1 will sort on that column) to press and hold
down the cursor on the title of the column you want to move. The
cursor changes to a pointing finger. Continue pressing MB2 while you
drag the cursor. When you stop pressing MB2, the column immediately
moves. If you drag to the left, the column moves to the left of the
column where the cursor is released. If you drag to the right, the
column moves to the right of the column where the cursor is released.

To move a column...
Use MB2 to press and hold down the
cursor on the title of the column you want
to move.
The cursor changes to a pointing finger.
Dragging to the RIGHT

Drag the cursor to the column.

2
Drag

1
Press (MB2)

3
Release
Dragging to the LEFT

If you drag to the right and release MB3,


the selected column moves to the right
of the column where you released the
cursor.
RESULT

If you drag to the left and release MB3,


the selected column moves to the left
of the column where you released the
cursor.
RESULT

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Deleting Curves
Curve utility retrieves a list of all curves within the selected well(s).
The Data Source (Interpreter) indicates which interpreter owns which
curve. You can delete only curves that have white backgrounds and do
not have an asterisk (*) after the Data Source.

Deleting Multi-Valued Log Curves


Multi-valued log curves can be quite large. To keep your project tidy and to free
up disk space, you should delete any MVLC files you do not need. Currently, to
delete multi-valued curves, you must use the Delete option in PetroWorks Curve
Utility. You cannot delete these curves using OpenWorks Well Data Manager.

Use the following steps to delete curves:

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Select or change wells as needed. (See Selecting Wells on


page 164.)

2.

Make sure the Curve Utility is in Delete Mode by checking to see


that the Delete Mode icon is white. If the icon is not white, click
on it.

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Specify one or more curves you want to delete by selecting them


from the list or by using the Filter/Select Curves icon button.
Click <CTRL> MB1 to select multiple curves.
To select all curves in the list, click on the Select All button. All
curves are highlighted.
To deselect any highlighted curve, click <CTRL> MB1 on the
highlighted curve.
Only highlighted curves will be deleted. Check the status area for
messages about curves you cannot delete

Check status areas


for information.

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To delete the curves, click on the Delete Curves button.

The Verify Curves to Delete dialog box appears. It contains the


curves you selected from the Curve Display area.

5.

You can redefine the list of curves to be deleted by clicking on


individual curves to deselect them. Use <CTRL> MB1 to select
multiple curves.

6.

To proceed with the deletion, click on Delete Curves.


Deleting the selected curves and re-reading the remaining curves
and may take a few seconds. The Curve Utility Progress window
appears so you can monitor progress. To stop the process, click on
the Esc key. Notice that the curves are deleted from the list of
curves in the Curve Utility main window and that both the
Progress window and Status Area report as the curves are deleted.

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Copying Curves
You can copy both periodic and nonperiodic (but not multidimensional) curves within the selected well. When you copy a curve,
you also copy all its attributes, such as curve qualifiers. When copying
a curve, you can interpolate and/or bulk shift the curve. If you have
Manager status, you can also edit the Service, Run, and Pass values of
copied curves.
To copy a curve,
1.

Select or change wells as needed. (See Selecting Wells on


page 164.)

2.

Make sure Curve Utility is in Copy/Rename Mode by checking to


see that the Copy/Rename Mode icon is white. If the icon is not
white, click on it.
The Copy/Rename a Curve dialog box appears.

Input Curve
Information area

Output Curve
Information area

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Select a curve from the Curve Display area. You can copy only one
curve at a time.

You cannot copy multi-valued curves.


If you attempt to copy a multi-valued curve (that is, the dimension number is
greater than 1), the following message appears:

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Input Curve Information: The Curve Name, Service, Run,


Pass, Version, and Top and Bottom Depths default to the values
of the selected curve.
Output Curve Information: The selected well, Curve Name,
Service, Run, Pass, New Top Depth, and Depth Interval default
to the values of the selected input curve. Version indicates the
next available output version number given the current output
well, curve name, and run number.
4.

In the Input Curve Information section, you can accept the Depth
defaults if you want to copy the entire curve, or you can type new
values for the Top and/or Bottom Depths to copy just a portion of
the curve.
You may want to change top/bottom depths for the following
reasons:
You know data exist over only a certain interval and you want
to change the curves top and bottom depths to match the
interval.
You want to add an interval to the top and/or bottom of the
curve.
You want to create a synthetic curve.
To Change the Units of Measurement for Depth...
If you wish to change the units of measurement for the Curve Display area,
toggle the Feet/Meters button or select Depth Units from the Options menu
and choose Feet or Meters. Changing Units while the Copy/Rename a Curve
dialog box is open dismisses the dialog box and unselects your curve in the
main window display area.

5.

Notice that the top button in the Output Curve Information area
contains the name of the selected well. By default, the selected
curve is copied to the selected well.
You can copy composite curve data to another well. To do so, click
on the Well button and select a well from the list. The selected well
name appears on the button.

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You cannot copy non-composite data to other wells.


Because log acquisition data are specific to a single well, they cannot be copied to
other wells. Curve Utility beeps and displays an error in the Status area if you
attempt to do this.

6.

The Curve Name field defaults to the selected curve.


To copy the selected curve, accept the default Curve Name.
Notice that the Version Number increments by 1.
To create a curve, type a new name into the Curve Name field.
The name cannot be empty, cannot contain the colon (:)
character, and cannot be more that 25 characters long. Notice
that the Run Number changes to 1.

7.

If you are copying a curve, the Run Number defaults to that of the
selected curve. If you are creating a curve, the Run Number
defaults to 1.
If you have Manager status and you have chosen Options >
Project Manager Features > Enable Editing during Curve
Copy from the Main Menu, you can change the Service, Run, and
Pass values.

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The values in the Service, Pass Type, and Pass ID list boxes
depend on whether the Run value is Composite/Processed (C) or
Acquisition (an integer).

Composite/Processed Run Curves

Acquisition Run Curves

Service. If the run is composite/processed, the service values


consist of pseudo-services. If the run is acquisition, the service
values consist of conventional acquisition services.
Run Number
Log Pass Type and Log Pass ID: see the data field descriptions
(page 163)
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Choose to copy with or without the Interpolate/Bulk Shift option


by toggling the button on/off.

To interpolate only, retain the default value for the Top Depth
and type a new sample increment.
To bulk shift the curve, type a new value for the Top Depth and
non-zero value for the Sample Increment.
9.

To copy the curve, click on Apply or OK. Clicking on Apply


leaves the Copy/Rename dialog box open so you can continue
selecting and copying curves.
The curve appears in the Curve Display area. Your initials appear
as the Data Source.

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Original: GR:UNKNOWN:r2:1:v1
New: GR:WIRELINE:r1:UP01:v1

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Displaying Curve History


Curve Utility enables you to generate a curve history report about any
curve or curves in the display area. Depending on which application
created the curve, a curve history can include:

what application was used to create the curve

how the curve was created (by editing or copying, etc.)

the curve name, run number, version number, and well name of the
original curve, if created by editing or copying

Curve Utility displays the curve history for one or more curves in
Report Viewer. Report Viewer enables you to save and print the report.
For more information, see the chapter Viewing Reports with Report
Viewer on page 179 of the PetroWorks/LogEdit Visualization Utilities
manual.
Follow these steps to generate curve history reports:

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Select or change wells as needed. (See Selecting Wells on


page 164.)

2.

Make sure Curve Utility is in Curve History Mode by checking to


see if the History Mode icon is white. If the icon is not white,
click on it.

3.

Specify one or more curves about which you want curve histories.
By default, no curves are highlighted. Curve History generates
curve reports only about highlighted curves.

4.

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To generate the history report, click on the Display History button


located below the Curve Display area.

If Report Viewer is open, the report appears in it. If Report Viewer


is not open, Curve Utility opens it and displays the report.
The report lists the curve and its well name at the top in red and
then the history data. Report Viewer enables you to save and/or
print the report. See the chapter Viewing Reports with Report
Viewer on page 179 of the PetroWorks/LogEdit Visualization
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Exiting Curve Utility


To exit the Curve Utility, select File > Exit.
The Exit Curve Utility dialog box appears.

If you want to save your current configuration parameters (sort keys,


column sequence, and column visibility), make sure Save Config
Parameters is toggled on. The program will save the parameters to the
file dcu_params.dat in your OpenWorks directory (the current working
directory from where you launched). The next time you open Curve
Utility, these parameters are automatically loaded.
Click on OK to exit Curve Utility or click on Cancel to keep the
application open.

Using Multiple Configuration Parameter (dcu_param.dat) Files


Once you set up and save a dcu_param.dat file, you can rename the file with
a file name that describes the template. Then, when you want to use that
template, just replace the contents of the dcu_param.dat file in the current
working directory with the templates contents and start OpenWorks.

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