GeolOil Software Installation and Maintenance for Windows, MacOS, and Linux platforms
Install or update Java-8 for 64 bits.
You may have Java-8 x64 bits already installed.
If that is your case proceed to the next Step-2.
x64 bits for Windows (.exe), and Linux (.tar.gz).
However, MacOS needs
x64 bits (.dmg).
GeolOil may also run on Java-8 32 bits legacy versions, but with a
maximum RAM memory limitation if 1 GB, which is short for some projects.
If you already have installed a full Java-8 JDK for Windows, MacOS, or
Linux, GeolOil will run happily. But the smaller lightwheight JRE for Windows and Linux
is enough. Please notice that GeolOil will not run on Java-7 or older versions.
Regarding Java-9, it is not yet a stable enough release of Java.
The tests we have done on Windows show some screen display artifacts
(see official display
The tests done on MacOS run perfectly. Besides that, Java-9 has a large
download size. The JDK for MacOS is close to 400 MB. So unless you really need
Java-9 installed for some other software to co-exist with GeolOil,
we recommend to stay with Java-8.
In any case GeolOil will run both in Java-8 and Java-9, but prefer Java-8.
Download the GeolOil Installer.
Click below to download, open and run the GeolOil installer.
It should work on most browsers.
DOWNLOAD GeolOil (All platforms)
Run GeolOil and send us the displayed license serial.
Click on the CPU/License button. Take a snapshot to the opened window,
and email us the grabbed image to activate its license serial.
If the email bounces when sending the image attached, just send a plain text email
with your license serial typed by hand.
Once we received your license serial, we will activate it within 2-5 business days.
Upgrading your license
Any time you upgrade your license, a six steps procedure must be followed to get
your new license specifications. The most common case occurs when an user started
with a free trial-demo license and decides to acquire a paid license. In other
cases the user decides to acquire a perennial license or more modules.
All GeolOil upgrading and updating services run silently on background when
the machine enters on idle time. Please follow these steps to upgrade your license:
Send us your license serial after your payment is completed.
Unless your payment included a text message with the license serial to activate
(recommended), you must send us your full license serial window
for its activation via email (preferred), the contact form, or even a phone
text message if really needed.
We will then prepare your license within 2-5 business days and email you
when your license is ready. We recommend to white-list on your email system
all incoming emails from geoloil.com.
Close all GeolOil licenses. There is no need to reboot your machine.
Open one GeolOil license, then
do nothing for 5-15 minutes
Once your computer enters in idle time, it will try to connect silently
with a geoloil server and pull out your new upgrade.
Close your license. There is no need to reboot your machine.
If the server connection was successful,
the upgrade should be ready to run the next time you open GeolOil.
Open again your license. Click the CPU/License
button and verify that everything is OK.
Send us your license serial window again. We need to verify that your
upgrade was successful or fix potential issues.
Updating your license
If your license purchase includes maintenance (all lease licenses, and those
perennial licenses that paid for maintenance), it will auto-update &
auto-install itself silently and automatically on the background when your
machine enters in idle time. Then the software update will be available for
the next work session (similar as the Windows Operating System does)
If you prefer to enforce a software update manually (if at lease one is available),
follow the Steps 2-5 detailed in the Upgrading your license section.
Installing GeolOil over strict Firewall Network Environments
Some large national oil companies have very strict firewall network practices
that block many ports, sockets, connections, and unknown servers.
During installation, GeolOil exchanges tiny pieces of information between your
machine and our servers. Probably some blockage could break down the
installation process. It is normal.
Instead of adding exceptions or risky openings to the firewall, we recommend this
procedure to install your GeolOil license:
Physically disconnect the machine to the company internet firewall network.
Temporarily connect the machine to other unfirewalled regular wired or wireless
Internet Service Provider (ISP). Even a modest portable
cell phone Tethering or HotSpot connection could work.
Install java-8 64 bits and GeolOil normally. Run GeolOil and send us your license serial.
Re-connect your machine to the original company internet firewall network. Probably GeolOil
would now work, and perhaps be even capable to use the GeolOil auto-update service
through the firewall.
If everything fails, your last hope may be, is to purchase a GeolOil
perennial license. These are the only type of licenses able to work 100% standalone
without any type of internet connections.