Robert F. Walters Digital Geological Library
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The earlier issue with IE 8 has been resolved!
PRINTING SOLUTION: If you are having trouble printing multi-paged log downloads, try using Schlumberger's BlueView software.
Please be our guest!
You can log into the Robert F. Walters Digital Library by using guest as a username and guest as a password.
This will allow you to see the digital and paper database of the Kansas Geological Society. If you want to order from us, just give us a call at 316-265-8676.
Search Wells with News Since mm/dd/yyyy
We recently improved the performance of this feature. In the Search Wells form, you can enter a date in the "News" field. This filters the wells to include only wells that have new or updated data or documents since the date you supplied. Please give it a try and send us your suggestions.
Stitched TIFF images are now legible in Petra
We have learned that Petra uses a third-party software that does not support all major compression schemes. We are now using Group 4 compression when stitching together tiles from logs. The resulting TIFF file is legible in Petra. Please let us know if you experience any problems purchasing tiles or importing the resulting image in Petra. Thanks go out to Marjorie Noel, Kris Kennedy, Lynn Watney and Asif Iqbal for their capable and diligent work on this issue.
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Great Tip for Previewing Images
Thanks go out to Rocky Milford for realizing this cool thing is possible. When previewing images, and enlarging the contents of the screen by holding down the Control key and rotating the mouse wheel, all open windows are affected. It is possible in FireFox to restrict the enlargement to a single window - for example, the pop-up Preview window. Doing so requires changing an obscure default preference in FireFox. Instructions are on the page.
System Requirements for the Digital Library
FireFox on Windows is the recommended browser. Adobe Flash plug-in must be installed on your browser (and a red "X" below the Search Wells form, where you expect to see a list of wells returned from your search, indicates Flash is missing). A PDF reader such as Adobe Reader is required if you wish to view documents in PDF format. (Flash and Adobe Reader can be downloaded for free from Adobe's website.) Software that can read TIF files, such as IrfanView or PhotoShop, is required if you wish to view documents in TIF format. A screen resolution of 1024 pixels wide or higher is recommended. You can change the screen resolution in Windows at Start, Control Panel, Display, Settings (use the slider). Internet Explorer 7 has a known bug that is best dealt with by upgrading to a newer version. Internet Explorer 8 may request to be run in "compatability mode" which you may accept. On 64-bit machines, the software must be run in a 32-bit browser because Flash does not yet support 64-bit.