Isologica Log Visualization Tools


Intuitive and powerful editors give you detailed and flexible control over your logs, allowing you to develop beautiful, custom charts to view, navigate, and interrogate your data.  Get the most out of your results by easily switching between different visualizations, comparing different datasets side by side, and using selectors to synchronize your logs and plots.



Log Visualization Features

  • 8 flexible track types
  • Customizable plotting options for every type of data
  • On-the-fly calculations using existing data
  • Quickly switch between different views
  • Side-by-side comparison of multiple logs
  • Log to plot selection for powerful data interrogation
  • Interactive interpretation and correlation tools
  • Easily save and load log templates for workflow acceleration
  • Multiple tabbed logs, called "Views", for quick switching between complex log layouts


Log to Plot Features

  • Marking of depth regions with immediate marks on plot
  • Quick reference line marking on the log where a point on data plots is located
  • Intuitive and fast interval editing for log correlation and plot marking
  • Interpretive marks in log for user  and pre-defined interpretive regions on data plots

Introduction to Well Logging

Isologica includes a full-featured well logging module, which has been built to be intuitive, customizable, and easy to use.  Layouts and template make it easy to streamline your workflow, creating amazing results in minutes.

  • Each data table in your project (typically, representing a single site or well) has a well log, which can have any number of views associated with it.  Each one of these views has its own layout, which is completely customizable.
  • Drag and drop editors let you quickly create elaborate logs.  Use values from your imported data, or use those values to calculate new curves on the fly.  Customizable tracks let you create exactly the look and layout you want, with a selection of options for data curves, text tracks, interpretive intervals, stacked bars, images, and more.
  • Interactive tools let you work with your completed well log, creating selections and highlighting interesting points of data for further investigation.

Reproduced from Mainali et al., 2015

Flexible Log Editor for Every Data Type

Everybody has a preferred way of viewing their data, and Isologica gives you the power to customize nearly every aspect of your log layouts.  Logs can be created in either Scientific or Well Log style, and each log style gives you plenty of options to create exactly the visualization you desire.  A collection of flexible track types with powerful options let you display the data exactly the way you want.

Depth Tracks and Area Selection Tracks are special tracks in the log viewer – each view of your log has exactly one of each.  The Depth Track is used to provide a completely customizable vertical scale for the log, while the Area Selection track is used to provide a link between interpretations in your plots and the log viewer.

Numeric Tracks are ideal for plotting line or point type numerical data.  Plot any number of data curves in a single track, with completely customizable curve, line style, symbol formatting and fill options.  Even use formulas to plot calculated curves on-the-fly based on your data – never worry about having to reimport to recalculate a derived variable.

Interval Set Tracks let you construct and edit an interpretation of your data directly on the log viewer.  Create and manipulate intervals and interval sets on the fly, and use built in interpretive tools to correlate your intervals across multiple logs.  Instantly generate rich plots based on your intervals, automatically linking symbols in the plots to intervals in the log.

Interpreted Litho Tracks and Text Tracks let you plot your textual interpretive data right alongside your other tracks.  Intelligent threshold and plotting options allow the software to dynamically group adjacent data points with related text values into blocks, instantly creating rich visualizations for your log.

% Litho Tracks are the perfect way to plot groups of linked numerical data in the same track, such as mineralogical assemblages or other compositional data.  Use a % Litho Track to create either stacked bars or stacked curves that will give you instant insights into your results.

Image Tracks let Isologica plot relevant, depth referenced images directly alongside your data in the log viewer.  Image track options allow you to show a scaled image, with special markers showing you exactly the depth your images are anchored to.

Views and Log Templates

In many cases, you’ll need to switch between different layouts of the same data, and Isologica’s Views offer the ability to divide a single log into a number of tabs, each of which can have a separate layout.  This lets you instantly switch between layouts using an intuitive tabbed interface, directly in the log editor.  Especially with complex depth logs, this allows for very quick toggling between different visualization, each potentially highlighting a specific group of parameters.  Furthermore, you can easily apply changes you’ve made in one log or view to any other log in the project, allowing you to quickly and painlessly standardize the appearance of your data. 

Layout templates let you optimize your workflow, allowing you to instantly load a complete log layout from a library of built in templates, or create your own for each of your commonly used logs.  With a well-configured set of log layouts, you’ll have no problem going from raw data to publishable results in record time.

  • Load, save, and export layouts with the click of a button
  • Synchronize layouts instantly across all the data tables in a project – even with multiple views.
  • Import layouts provided by other users, loaded directly from existing projects, or shared as a team library.

Log to Plot and Plot to Log Selection

One of Isologica’s most useful features, two-way data selection turns your plots and charts from visualization tools into powerful interpretation utilities.  Use data selection in both well logs and plots to quickly highlight areas of interest, and then use those selections in the rest of the software to understand the complex relationships in your data.

  • Highlight samples in your well log to mark those points in any of your plot worksheets.  Instantly understand the relationship between features in your logs and those you see in in your data.
  • Conversely, you can highlight regions in any of your ternary and binary cross plots to mark the data points within those regions.  Use the area selector track in your well log to understand the vertical relationship of these data, or broadcast the area selector to the rest of the worksheet to mark the same points in every other plot.

Intervals and Correlation

Interpret the data in your projects on the fly, building up a series of intervals for your wells.  Link intervals in multiple wells together using our built in correlation canvas to better understand the lateral changes of your data.

  • Intervals allow you to build interpretations directly on to your Isologica well logs.  Build an interpretation set from scratch, or use one of the built in interval sets to classify your data in a standard scheme.
  • Interval sets can be saved, applied across many wells, and shared with other users, so that your team stays on the same page.
  • Use intervals in conjunction with the well canvas to arrange wells on the fly and construct elaborate correlation diagrams.  

Image Viewers

Images can be batch imported into Isologica, letting you compare analytical results to core photos, thin sections, or any other types of depth referenced images you want to use with your dataset.  Customized viewers allow you to link image thumbnails directly into your well logs, bringing up high resolution versions on the fly.

  • Automatically depth reference your images and display them alongside the data in your well log for easy comparisons.
  • Link selectors to images to automatically show larger versions when selection associated data points.
  • Store and organize any number of images types, distinguishing between image sources, light types, magnifications, and resolutions.
  • Images can be loaded directly into your projects, and are stored with the project file.  No need to worry about keeping track of the images after they’ve been loaded.


Mainali, P., Yemidale, G., Hankins, B. and Matson, C. C. (2015). Formation evaluation of multiple pay zones within an unconventional reservoir (Permian Basin): An integrated interpretation using elemental, mineralogical, programmed pyrolysis, and mud gas data. Society of Petrophysicists and Well-Log Analysts.