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Eliminate Subsurface Uncertainty with Newly Released Strater 5

Eliminate Subsurface Uncertainty with Newly Released Strater 5

Today marks another exciting day in Golden Software history with the latest release of Strater. Strater is an intuitive subsurface visualization program designed to display a wide variety of well log, borehole, and cross section data.

Strater - Borehole, well log, cross section plotting software: Strater's log types
All fifteen log types available in Strater.

Introduced in 2004, Strater is a leading competitor in subsurface modeling software. Designed for geoscientists and engineers, Strater converts geotechnical, geophysical, environmental, and mining data from a wide variety of file formats into 15 different log types, borehole models, and cross section views. Strater offers unsurpassed flexibility in design and layout of the log and cross section displays. Virtually every aspect of Strater’s plot is customizable, allowing users to quickly and easily create publication-quality reports.

The most popular new feature in Strater 5 is raster log support. Users can create both registered and unregistered raster logs. Paper logs can be viewed as digital raster logs, and unregistered raster logs can be depth-registered with the dynamic depth-registration tool. Additionally, raster logs can be used to create cross sections. Strater’s other log types include line/symbol, bar, zone bar, lithology, post, classed post, complex text, percentage, crossplot, well construction, graphic, depth, tadpole, and function logs.

“[Registered raster logs] is great addition to Strater's functionality. I used it to add optical televiewer images to logs and it worked well. It'll also be really valuable in adding scans of legacy logs to new documents.”

John Vanderlaan, Prism Geoimaging, Inc.

The already powerful cross sections have experienced a number of in-demand enhancements. Automatically create cross sections from specified boreholes, and easily update the plot with new information by adding and deleting wells from an existing cross section. Other cross section features include deviated display for line/symbol log cross sections, the ability to draw layer lines horizontally across the width of the well track, and the option to flip the horizontal scale bar.

Strater - borehole, well log, cross section plotting software
This plot combines a variety of features including a cross section view, map view, legend, and water levels. Courtesy of Enviro Sense, LLC.

Understand the horizontal orientation of your borehole locations with Strater’s map view. Enhance this top-down view with georeferenced imagery and include traces for deviated or inclined well paths. Finally, connect the boreholes in the map to automatically create a cross section.

Strater 5 also features extensive customization options. Include project information in headers and footers, create detailed legends, adjust scales, generate custom fill patterns, include end of log lines, display water level and water level symbols, and save the completed project as a template for future use! The options are limited only by your imagination.

Finally, Strater’s redesigned user interface makes it easy to transform subsurface data into an understandable display.

"The new user interface is considerably more attractive and easier on the eyes than the classic version. It was comfortable to use and all commands were located where I expected them to be."

Steven Schamel, GeoX Consulting Inc.

Strater - well log, borehole, cross section plotting software
Strater’s modern and new user interface organizes the Strater features into a series of tabs at the top of the window. This design increases discoverability and enables users to more quickly learn the program.

Experience Strater for yourself with the free demo, then place your order at

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