Torque & Drag - What's New

Version 5.6.1

Release notes

This is a cumulative update – all previous versions may be skipped when upgrading.

New features

  • Option for floating (air filled) drillstring elements.

Enhancements

  • Parameters grid now correctly sized to avoid scrollbar.

Bug fixes

  • Prior to calculating, all pending changes in table views (grids) are saved to the model.
  • Fixed error message for Data Reader (Index Out of Bounds) when all series for Trip Log calculation are unselected (e.g. only ORT selected in Single Depth calculation and then switching to Trip Log calculation).

Version 5.5.1

Release notes

This is a cumulative update – all previous versions may be skipped when upgrading.

New features

  • Integrated Help.

Enhancements

  • Safety Factor input now as a percentage, which is converted internally.
  • Multiple tool types allowed (i.e. not just Drill Collar, HWDP, Drill Pipe or Casing). Where applicable, the tool type is mapped to the appropriate lookup tables.
  • Improved Torque & Drag form layout. The Case Information group box may now be collapsed to have more screen space available (e.g. when viewing charts).
  • Data input for block and sheaves data now directly on Torque & Drag form (previously in separate dialog box).
  • Various cells in data grids (numeric input) now have a drop-down calculator.
  • Added data navigator bar to the data grid in the Actual Data dialog box.
  • Changed menu item caption from ‘Conversions’ to ‘Units of Measurement’ in the main menu.
  • Display a more descriptive error message when attempting to leave a grid cell blank that requires a data value.

Bug fixes

  • The header for the Actual Weight (Act. Wt.) column in the drill string grid was incorrectly changed to ‘Tension Limit’ after changing units of measurement.
  • Corrected axes on the Tension / Torque / Normal Force chart to align correctly with the Inclination / DLS chart.
  • Column headers in Tortuosity grid were not updated after changing units of measurement.
  • Error message when attempting to change units of measurement with Case Information group box collapsed.
  • The Include Block Weight option in the Chart Menu did work.
  • Corrected label for Target Operational Mode combo-box in Calculate Friction Factor dialog box.
  • Data in Actual Data dialog box was not correctly formatted.

Version 5.4.1

Release notes

This is a cumulative update.  All prior versions may be skipped.

Enhancements

  • Improved user notifications on calculation errors, input errors and input warnings (auto-corrected).

Bug fixes

  • In some (extreme) cases, Normal Force values could increase towards infinity (string “lock up”). Error now trapped (calculation aborted) and shown to user.

Version 5.3.1

Release notes

Replaces version 5.2.2.  This is a cumulative update.  All prior versions may be skipped.

New features

Option to include block weight and sheave corrections in surface tensions (indicated weight).

Improved report layouts (grid lines).

Improved user interface.

Enhancements

Several improvements to user interface. New layout and more useful edit controls (e.g. calculator edits for numeric data entries).

Improved resetting of form (clearing results and graphs) when invalidating TDrag model (when modifying data).

Corrected skinning (colors and layout) of several dialog boxes.

Bug fixes

Several (minor) bug fixes in user interface.

Improved detection of missing/invalid input when validating input, just before calculating TDrag model.

Fixed some memory leaks.

Version 5.2.2

Release notes

Replaces version 5.2.1.  This is a cumulative update.  All prior versions may be skipped.

New features

None.

Enhancements

Implemented new tool bar.  Improved design and graphics.

Added New From Template and Save As Template options.  File – New no longer asks for template file to use.

Bug fixes

Fixed incorrect assignment of large button images on main form.

History of recent files now stored in C:ProgramDataSoftdrill NLMRU folder.  Originally this was stored in the Windows registry which may cause a problem if the user has insufficient access rights to the registry.  Now fully compliant with MS Windows design requirements.

Version 5.1.1

Release notes

Release with new features and further improvements.  Fully replaces version 5.0.1.

New features

New and improved lookup data for Drill Pipe, HWDP, Drill Collar and Casing/Tubing.

Added option to build user-defined catalogues for above pipe classes.

Pipe lookup data now shared among all Softdrill NL programs.

Enhancements

Definitions of random tortuosity now sorted by depth.

Bug fixes

Corrected appearance of message boxes to be similar to general program appearance.

Version 5.0.1

Release notes

Release with several new features and improvements.

New features

Option to apply random tortuosity to (parts of) the wellbore.  Typically this is applied to wellplans to simulate actual survey data that typically has more variation (i.e. small DLS variances).

Enhancements

Improved post-buckling analysis.

Several minor internal and external (“cosmetic”) improvements to the user interface and reports.

Bug fixes

Corrected some errors on printed reports.

Version 4.0.2

Release notes

Software protected by the CodeMeter licensing system. All previous installations and the Sentinel HASP licensing system should be completely removed before installing this version.

New user interface.

New features

Fully modernized user interface.

Enhancements

None.

Bug fixes

Print torque OD on report.

Only print input parameters relevant to the operational mode (i.e. hide zero values).

Fixed bug that prevented hole sections and drillstring sections to be hidden on graphs.

Fixed various color settings in user interface.

Grid lines on graphs always grey.

Version 3.7.2

Release notes

This release is a roll up.  All previous releases may be skipped.

New features

Added Torque OD field for input of tool joint OD, stabilizer gauge etc.  Field used for torque calculation only.

Added data reader to graph.  Reader can be shown/hidden and snaps to selected data curve.

Enhancements

Added option to set chart (graph) background color to settings dialog box.

Bug fixes

Actual data now sorted by MD for correct plotting.