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FAQ Frequently Asked Questions and Troubleshooting

  1. Question: After installation I am unable to see the GeolOil application. Every time I need to run it, I have to re-install it again to open it. Did I miss something?

    Answer: GeolOil needs to be installed only once. Once it is installed, it normally creates on the Desktop, a JAR file called GeolOil_WS or similar, with the Java icon of a coffee cup. This is the executable file. Simply double click it to launch and auto-update GeolOil. Once the installation is successful, the installation files can be removed.

    NOTE:In few cases the executable file GeolOil_WS.jar fails to be created on the desktop. In these cases, carefully try to copy or create a short-cut to the Desktop from the folder Drivers.

    Desktop panel after GeolOil is installed

    Also, in your user account, a folder called GeolOil is created. This is where your license resides. Don't touch the Drivers folder —unless the GeolOil_WS desktop doesn't show— GeolOil checks the access time stamp and might jeopardize the license if it believes it has been tampered. The folder GLOG_examples can be opened and contains a collection or G-LOG sample files for practicing.

    GeolOil installation folder inside User's folder

  2. Question: How can I put —or remove— besides the log-plot standard MD scale, a companion navigation scale with TVD, TVD-SS, and INC?

    Answer: Go to DISPLAY and select the tab STEP 1. On the lower panel at its right, set a color for the TVD Scale (which defaults to Gray), or None. Please also watch the video Managing the Log-Plot Display Panel

    GeolOil TVD Scale widget

  3. Question: Can I know something more about your Mineral Solver? Any publications on the data inversion method employed? How it is better than the many tools available?

    Answer: The GeolOil mineral solver uses both data inversion methods and fuzzy logic that calibrates and iterates results against dozens of internal cases of reservoirs world-wide. It is a proprietary, finely tunned tool that usually produces reasonable results.

  4. Question: Can I use a trial license with my real data and LAS files? Do trial licenses come with all the modules?

    Answer: Yes. But they have a short expiry date, the displays are subtly water-marked, and not entitled for commercial purposes.

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