As many of you know, the Pason workstation has to be adjusted at the beginning of every well. To play nice with MainLog, two key settings must be adjusted. Those are: the amount of data that we receive (Half or Full WITS) and the way in which we receive it (Time Based or Request-Response).
For our purposes, we want to always change the workstation to the following:
The screen shots below will assist those of you that may not be as familiar or use a Pason workstation all that often. I would encourage you to save this email for later reference.
Information courtesy of MainLog
To create a PDF file you will need to go to the “Print” function and from “Setup Printer” select the PDF driver to create the file. You must have a PDF program installed on your computer such as, Adobe, if you do not, you can get a “freeware” version by going to www.cutepdf.com.
After selecting the PDF program and mudlog parameters, click “Print”. The file will be created and default to the name, “Mainlog.pdf”. At this point you have the option of renaming the file and saving it to any directory or if you choose to save the file to the “mainlog” directory, the software will automatically rename the file to the well name, depth it was created at and type of log, 5”, 2” or 1 (Example: Horiz_DemoH1@8654-5inch). In the field install the file will be saved to; <c:\mainlog\sendfile>. In the office program it is either installed in <c:\program files\mainlog\sendfile directory or in Windows 7 it goes to the user documents folder (wherever that may be)\mainlog\sendfile.
**When a “ML_” file is created from “File\Sendfile” for e-mailing, the PDF file is not included and must be attached separately. Also, all PDF files in the sendfile directory will be deleted when the ml_ file is created, so if you have to e-mail PDF files along with the MainLog file, create the “ml_” first, then the PDF’s.
There may be a 10+ second delay before the file shows up in the sendfile folder. IMPORTANT!! Create the sendfile FIRST, and then the PDF or MainLog will delete the PDF when it creates the ml_.
Creating PDF files of Horizontal logs
Remember that you can also create a PDF of the horizontal log.
In order to create a Horizontal PDF it first has to be on screen, (“Horizontal will be grayed out in Print Setup if it is not on screen). Click on View Horz from Quick View, then click File/Print, and select “Setup Printer”. Choose the PDF driver and go to “Properties”. The print orientation must be on “Landscape”. Next select “Advanced” and set the “Paper Size” to “PostScript Custom Page Size” and set the height to 200 (inches). Select “OK” on all the dialogues and then print.