Strater is a powerful and innovative well log,
borehole and cross section plotting software package for
geoscientists. With its modern and easy-to-use user interface,
Strater is so straightforward even a beginner can create
high-quality professional representations of subsurface data in no
Strater is compatible with all popular data formats, and can
graphically display the data in fourteen fully customizable log
types. Maps and cross sections are just a click away. All aspects of
your design are easily changeable by simply clicking on it and
updating its properties. Batch print or export all your hole data,
and save your project file to a template to make log creation
efficient and consistent for future projects.
What's New in Strater 4?
Strater 4 takes well log, borehole and cross section plotting to a
new level in ease of use. Strater users will experience major
improvements in every aspect of functionality to increase log
production speed and quality. The major additions and changes are
highlighted in this section.
Display deviated boreholes as inclined logs in the cross section
Display the logs in the cross section as inclined according to
their deviation data!
Show deviation paths of wells in the map view
In most industries vertical boreholes are the stuff of legends.
Strater 4 recognizes this and allows you to show the true path of
your borehole in the map view.
Show the true deviation path of your boreholes on the map view.
Set and change coordinate system in the map view
It’s never been easier to add combine data from a multitude of
sources to create the most informative maps possible. Now that
Strater supports Golden Software’s full coordinate system library,
you can mix and match data from different coordinate systems, giving
you tremendous flexibility and times savings when creating your maps
and displaying cross sections in the desired units!
Create cross sections from line logs
Don’t have lithology data for your boreholes? Not to worry! Strater
4 allows you to create a cross section from line logs. Add or import
layer marks to indicate the layer picks, and then specify if they
are the tops or bottoms of the layer.
Create cross section layers manually
If you’re not happy with the default cross section layers that
Strater creates for you, delete them and easily and quickly create
your own layers! Customize your cross sections using your years of
experience to guide you.
With a few simple clicks you can create manual cross section layers
what you know to be true about the subsurface.
Export data to Voxler using new commands
Compatibility with Voxler is now even better! Utilize the stunning
3D visualization of Voxler to show your well paths and volumes.
Show the header and footer only on specified pages
Pick your pages: only show the header or footer on the first page,
last page, or on all pages in the view or when you print.
Draw unconformity lines to show an unconformable contact
Draw an unconformity between different lithologies in any view! You
have complete control over the amplitude and wavelength of the
Draw unconformable contacts between lithologies in your borehole
(left) or cross section (right) view.
Add a horizontal scale bar to a cross section
Add horizontal scale bars to your cross section, and change the
Templates are easier to use!
Open a template and import the data for all tables immediately! When
you click OK, the log is exactly what you need without spending
extra time importing data into all the individual data tables.
Change the units in the cross section well header or the scale bar!
You have full control over the units displayed in the well header
and scale bar in the cross section view. As long as the map has
units defined, you can convert the units (even lat/long!) to any
other units such as meters, feet, miles or kilometers to display on
the cross section.
Set the Spacing of Multiple Objects
Do you want all your logs exactly next to each other? The space
objects commands now work on more than 2 objects at a time!
Set the Spacing Between Objects
Set all your logs exactly the same width apart! No more painstaking
math to calculate the position of each log, or inaccurate eyeball
Wrap Linked Text to Multiple Lines
Specify the width of a linked text object, and any text that exceeds
that length is wrapped to the next line!
Replicate Your Borehole View
Creating an exact copy of a borehole view in your project is easy
with the new view-only template! Previously, you could only save as
a full template, complete with data tables and all views in the
project. If you only wanted one view, you would need to delete all
the extra information after the template was loaded. Now you can
save only a single borehole view as a view-only template; no data
tables, no extra views. Just save the view to the view template,
open the view template, assign the existing data (or choose to
import new data), and the copy is created!
Save a single borehole view to a view-only template file! No data
tables,no extra views; just the information you need.
Specify Inclination or Dip for Hole Angle
Specify the angle of the hole as either inclination or dip!
Previously, you could only use inclination. Don’t modify your data
to work with Strater, choose to let Strater handle your data as it
Additional Usability Enhancements
Set the Reference Datum in the borehole view to hang the view on
mean sea level or a marker bed.
Format numeric text labels in complex text logs, zone bar logs, bar
Group objects and logs together in the log pane.
Depth logs and scale bars can update the minimum and maximum values
automatically, but you get to choose the interval of the major
Create text logs from depth data tables and the text is located at
the depth specified.
View the XY units of a map in the status bar when you move the
cursor over the map.
Open multiple data files into new data tables at once.
Import multiple data files into an existing data table at once.
Apply a mathematical function on the data in the data tables.
Format numeric linked text objects.
Set the width for all objects at once.
Import formats added:
PDF and GeoPDF
Export formats added:
PNG/GIF with transparency
All data tables to a multi-sheet XLSX format