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How to Download Data from iBallRemote.com and Import it into Gas Chart


BENEFITS:
This procedure is valuable when:
1)  your local data has become corrupted in some way (for example, if you've accidentally
     logged data from another Bloodhound for a few minutes),
2)  when you are going to use Gas Chart to remotely log a well or, 
3)  when you have lost data on a local instance of Gas Chart and cannot or do not know
     how to get data from the Bloodhound's on-board flash drive.


DRAWBACKS:
If you are on the local Gas Chart, this download takes time to complete (more or less time
depending on the quality of your Internet connection).  This time will be missing once you
load the file into your Gas Chart (depending on well-depth/database size, and download
speed this can range from about 10 minutes to 40 minutes).


PREREQUISITES:
1)  You need a good connection to the Internet.
2)  For this to work properly, you need to have setup a New Job Number on the Bloodhound
     when you started your current well or sidetrack.  If you did not, do NOT do this, as it
     will produce a result that contains data from two different wells, a very confusing
     situation.
3)  You need to have Gas Chart downloaded and installed on a Windows computer.
4)  You need to be able to access a ZIP file so you open the downloaded ZIP file.
5)  You need to have an account setup that allows you to create/download ZIP files
     (minimum is Administrator)
6)  If you want to continually log the well, you need an active connection to the Bloodhound
whether that be via USB cable (local) or network. 


VIDEO HELP:

To see a video-tutorial on downloading data from iBallRemote.com and importing
it to iBall Instruments Gas Chart Software, click HERE.
video1a

 

HOW-TO:

 

1)  To avoid accidentally overwriting our data, we're going to save our existing database
     with a unique name:
     a)  Open Gas Chart
     b)  Right-Click on Gas Chart to bring up the "Gas Chart Control Box".
          
     c)  Click on the button entitled, "Save Data Base"
     d)  Give the Database an ENTIRELY UNIQUE name, and complete the save.

2)  To avoid logging data from the wrong well into the new/downloaded database we're
     going to load, let's make sure we're properly connected to the correct Bloodhound:
     a)  Open Gas Chart
     b)  Right-Click on Gas Chart to bring up the "Gas Chart Control Box".
     c)  Click on the button that says, "Setup".
     d)  Go to the "Bloodhound" tab.
          

          NOTE:  You will choose ONLY ONE of STEPS E, F, or G below, depending on how you are 
          connected to the Bloodhound.  Read carefully and select ONLY the correct option.

     e)  If you are *locally* connected to the Bloodhound (using a USB Printer Cable), then
          the check box in the section at the bottom entitled, "Use Ether Instead Of Serial
          Connection" should NOT be checked.  Close the "Program And Equipment Setup"
          window and skip 
Step 3 below.
     f)  If you are *local network* connected to the Bloodhound from the local site via a
          LAN as opposed to the Internet (NOTE:  In this mode, lag depth will not be sent
          to iBallRemote, standalone Real-Time-Data Viewer, or Multiview)
:
     i)  In the bottom section entitled "Local Ethernet Or Internet Connection Settings",
           make sure the check box entitled, "Use Ethernet Instead Of Serial
           Connection" IS checked.

          ii)  Look on the front of the Bloodhound and in the lower-right hand section of the
              panel, there is a field that "cycles".  There will be an IP:PORT address
              (NNN.NNN.NNN.NNN:NNNN) which flashes by.  Write this down.
              
          iii)  Enter the IP:PORT address into the field entitled "Remote Bloodhound IP and
               Port".
          iiii)  Close the "Program And Equipment Setup" window and skip to Step 3 below.
     g)  If you are *Internet* connected to the Bloodhound (NOTE:  In this mode, lag
          depth will not be sent to iBallRemote, standalone Real-Time-Data Viewer, or
          Multiview)
:
          i)  In the bottom section entitled, "Local Eithernet Or Internet Connection Settings",
                 make sure the check box entitled, "Use Ethernet Instead Of Serial
                 Connection" IS checked.

          ii)  Click the button entitled, "Look Up IP".
          iii)  Close the "Program And Equipment Setup" window.
 
3)  Go to http://iballremote.com/

4)  Type in your Bloodhound's 4-digit ID number (EX: "0010") and click on the "OK" button.

5)  Enter your Login ID in the left field, and your Password in the right field, and click "SUBMIT"
     to login to your Bloodhound's web page.

6)  Scroll down until you see three columns labeled, "Status/Usage Files, Log ASCII
     Standard Files, and Download Zip Files".
     

7)  Under the header, "Download ZIP Files", click on the button which says "Create Data
     Base Zip File", and click "OK.

8)  Wait for the page to refresh, and scroll back down to the three columns labeled,
     "Status/Usage Files, Log ASCII Standard Files, and Download Zip Files".

9)  Verify that a ZIP file was created which is named "NNNN_NNNN.ZIP" with today's
     date and time.  NOTE:  The first NNNN is the Bloodhound Number (EX:  "0022"),
     and the second NNNN is the Job Number (EX: "0110").

10)  Click on that ZIP file name to download it.

11)  Download it to a place that is easily accessible, such as your desktop. 

12)  Open the "My Computer-->C:\DB_CUE" directory.

13)  Once the ZIP file is downloaded open it.

14)  Drill into the ZIP file's "WWWROOT\HTDOCS" directory.

15)  Drill into the  "CGI_..." directory (there is a number after this - it's not important).

16)  Copy or extract the "NNNN_NNNN.MDDB" file into the "My Computer-->C:
      \DB_CUE" directory.  You may replace any existing files since we saved a copy
      in step 1.  NOTE:  The first NNNN is the Bloodhound Number (EX:  "0022"),
      and the second NNNN is the Job Number (EX: "0110").

17)  Open Gas Chart.

18)  Right-Click in Gas Chart to bring up the "Gas Chart Control Box".
      

19)  Click on the button labeled, "Open Data Base".

20)  Open the file, "My Computer-->C:\DB_CUE\NNNN_NNNN.MDB" which we extracted 
      from the ZIP file in step 15 above.

21)  Make sure you are connected by looking at the button on the "Gas Chart Control Box"
      which is upper-left.  It should say, "Connected..." and some other information, and
      should be green.

22)  OPTIONAL:  If your data has any gaps or other anomalies after this exercise, go to
      the "OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST" section below, and select the link under "How
      to correct for Flawed LAS/XLS Exported Data".

CONGRATULATIONS, you have downloaded and opened the on-line database in
Gas Chart!


OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST:

How to Import Data from the USB Flash Drive on the Bloodhound into Gas Chart:
http://www.bhkb.org/kb2/KnowledgebaseArticle50028.aspx

How to correct for Flawed LAS/XLS Exported Data:
http://www.bhkb.org/kb2/KnowledgebaseArticle50027.aspx

How to Remotely Log a Well using iBall Instruments Gas Chart Software:
http://www.bhkb.org/kb2/KnowledgebaseArticle50037.aspx



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