Schlumberger's Techlog versus GeolOil petrophysics software
This article compares the features of Techlog petrophysics software to GeolOil —this is of course a biased opinion by us—. TechLog is certainly powerful, and currently the most complete on the market. However, it is far from perfect. Techlog's price tag makes it almost impossible to acquire by small to medium companies and individual consultants. On the technical side, GeolOil has nice features that even TechLog still misses.
Schlumberger high salaries, vacations and benefits, costly medical insurances, high retirement pensions, heavy overheads and infrastructure, costly advertisement campaigns and sponsoring, and pharaonic onmi-presence conference stands, ends in costly software products with really over-priced tags.
However, they provide the best software, hardware, and well logging tools in the market. For decades we have compared Schlumberger logs with other providers, and in our experience, they are the best, both in quality and innovation, but perhaps not the best on the price/value ratio.
Very expensive, depending on modules:
˜ $53 / hour
Affordable: Check our current price list
Medium to small E&P companies can acquire GeolOil with a low financial impact. Small consulting
companies and individual petrophysicists and geologists won't add a huge overhead price per hour to their clients.
Occasionally slow and with low expertise
Sometimes they may take days or weeks to solve problems, and months to fix a bug. Schlumberger have top scientists and developers, but the ones that take your service ticket may be fresh graduates from 0 to 5 years of experience only.
Normally fast and with high expertise
We usually solve customer tickets within 1 to 3 days. We have experienced
geo-scientists to attend your needs, normally with +20 years of
professional experience. Tough tickets may be even scaled to the
The Cloud, depends 100% on networks
Since 2020, by default TechLog runs on the cloud.
On the upside you don't need a tremendously powerful computer hardware to work.
Standalone, physically on your computer
GeolOil runs locally on your machine.
No worries about network blinks, instability, or the mouse to become unresponsive.
Client network software installation is quite
Windows, MacOS, and Linux
Installation is easy and guaranteed. Try to install Tech-Log on the cloud and compare.
Python based, need programming skills
Python is one of the easiest and less verbose programming languages to learn.
But you must have programming skills and experience to use it.
GLS scripting. The easiest log scripting
is by far the easiest scripting tool in the log petrophysics industry, yet powerful.
We mean it.
Quite difficult, not easy at all
It has so many, tiny, almost microscopic icons, buttons, and windows,
that it is really complex to start-up using TechLog.
Very simple, with obvious bold buttons
It is very easy to learn the basics of GeolOil in just hours, specially if you have some previous
experience with other software. GeolOil sequential work-flows are powerful and
easy to change and update.
Complete, largest collection of modules
TechLog has the most complete collection of capabilities in the market. No doubt.
Virtually, there is a module or a tool to compute any thing you may need
—yes, we have tested and compared TechLog—
Limited, probably suits for your needs
GeolOil ships with 123+ classic pre-defined petrophysical equations and correlations.
Constants, or constants per zone
Basically in TechLog, parameters are constants, or step-case constants per
formation, member, or bed.
Either constants or continuous curves
In GeolOil, any parameter is a first class citizen. Each parameter can be seamlessly
defined as a global constant, a step-case constant, like a constant per stratigraphic zone,
or a regular, fully featured continuous curve.
TechLog provides conventional, regular accurate upscaling per stratigraphic zone.
GeolOil provides advanced upscaling algorithms with corrections for non vertical wells as normal.
Beautiful, one of the best on the market
GeolOil provides beautiful displays for log plots, easy to read and smooth.
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