I finally managed to put the oil well operator program up for download. I decided to leave out a few features I added, and make an early “lite” version available for download to all of you. The program, as it is, is easy to use (if you know how to operate a well that is ;) ), and I’d love to hear your comments and criticism. The software, is neither the complete version, nor has been upgraded to a new graphics engine in a long time, and the little bit of sound in there is horrible (I am sorry for that, but I really didn’t have access to voice actors/studios). For installation instructions, please read on…
Currently, I have a bigger, better, flashier personal project in the works. I still can’t give you too many details, except that it allows you to simulate an entire surface well-test setup including a separator, tanks, pumps, BOP, flow-head, piping, ESD, realistic controls, gauges and valves (We even have real-time Barton Charts, etc.) with a nice user Interface, and a complete mathematical two-phase flow/pressure model. It will use one of the best available 3D engines to date, and the graphics and performance have been vastly improved. I will post more details here in the near future.
The main reason why I am putting the old software up for download is to gain insights from you dear readers, on how to design, implement and improve this second project. So all ideas are welcome, both on the Oil Well Operator UL software, and on what to include (and avoid) in the Well test simulation software. I want to use this chance to once again thank my dear friends without whose help this project would not have come to fruition: Mehdi Jeddi, Farid Nosratkhah and Morteza Rezaei.
How to install Oil Well Operator UL:
a) Read the End-user License agreement below:
Oil Well Operator UL End-User License Agreement
Oil Well Operator UL © is 3D Oil well operation simulation software distributed by Babak Kaveh (henceforth called the “software owner”) exclusively on www.gamedesignideas.com. By accepting this agreement or by installing Oil Well Operator UL, you agree to the following specific terms, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this agreement.
Subject to your compliance with these terms and conditions, the software owner grants you a royalty-free, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use Oil Well Operator UL, solely for your personal, non-commercial purposes. The software owner reserves all rights in Oil Well Operator UL not expressly granted to you here.
The source code, design, and structure of Oil Well Operator UL are proprietary. You will not disassemble, decompile, or reverse engineer it, in whole or in part, except to the extent expressly permitted by law. You will not use Oil Well Operator UL for illegal purposes. Oil Well Operator UL is licensed, not sold.
Oil Well Operator UL is distributed exclusively on www.gamedesignideas.com. The software owner does not allow the end user to distribute, sell or package this software in any form without prior written consent from the software owner.
Disclaimer of Warranty
The software owner disclaims any responsibility for harm resulting from Oil Well Operator UL, or its interaction with your other hardware or software, whether or not the software owner approved such software or interaction. The software owner’s approval does not guarantee that software or content from an approved partner will function, sound, or appear as offered or hoped, or be complete, accurate, or free from bugs, errors, viruses, or other harmful content. The software owner expressly disclaims all warranties and conditions, express or implied, including any implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement, and any warranties and conditions arising out of course of dealing or usage of trade regarding the Oil Well Operator UL software. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained from the software owner or elsewhere will create any warranty or condition not expressly stated in this agreement. Some jurisdictions do not allow certain limitations on implied warranties, so the above limitation may not apply to you in its full extent.
Limitation of Liability
The software owner’s total liability to you from all causes of action and under all theories of liability will be limited to $1.00. In no event and under no theory of liability will the software owner be liable to you for any special, incidental, exemplary, or consequential damages arising out of or in connection with this agreement or the software whether or not the software owner has been advised of the possibility of such damages. The foregoing limitations will survive even if any limited remedy specified is found to have failed of its essential purpose. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you in its full extent.
These software owner terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the federal laws of the USA, without regard to conflicts of law rules. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods will not apply. The failure by either party to enforce any provision will not constitute a waiver. Any waiver, modification, or amendment of the The software owner’s terms will be effective only if signed. If any provision is held to be unenforceable, it will be enforced to the maximum extent possible and will not diminish other provisions. This is the software owner’s complete and exclusive understanding with you regarding your use of Oil Well Operator UL as an end user.
If you have any questions, please visit the Oil Well Operator UL distribution page at http://www.gamedesignideas.com. For any questions regarding the software and/or its license contact firstname.lastname@example.org
b) If you agree to the above download the software by clicking on this link: Oil Well Operator Ultra Light
c) I have checked the software for viruses and malware using Avast Antivirus and AVG Free Antivirus, and they didn’t report any problems, but please check again with any security software and anti virus software you have installed; better be safe than sorry.
e) If the program runs, I hope you enjoy using it, if it doesn’t, probably one or more of the following four things have happened:
1) You might not have a DirectX 9 capable graphic card. Anything above an NVIDIA Geforce X700 with DirectX 9 support will do. If you bought your graphic card more than 5 years ago, you probably can’t run the program.
2) You might need to upgrade your DirectX version. You can download the latest version on the Microsoft DirectX download page.
4) There is some sort of software/hardware incompatibility with the software. There is little help I can offer in the latter case, but if you drop me a line I will try.
I have used the program on Windows Vista, XP and 2000 without any problems. Let me know if you have trouble running it on those operating systems, and I will try to help. As always, comments and suggestions are most welcome.