Colorado School of Mines receives software gift from Schlumberger

Software packages for the analysis of oil and gas reservoirs that are deemed industry-standard are specialized and too expensive for higher education budgets. | File photo
The Colorado School of Mines has received a multi-year license gift of software valued at $114 million from Schlumberger.

The new software will allow students from Mines to examine oil and gas reservoirs on the same level as professionals in the industry.

“We appreciate Schlumberger’s generosity and continued support of our students by providing this state-of-the-art software,” Mines President Paul Johnson said. “This gift provides students with access to tools that will position them well for internships and careers in the oil and gas industry while also helping our faculty conduct research to advance the field.”

Software packages for the analysis of oil and gas reservoirs that are deemed industry-standard are specialized and too expensive for higher education budgets.

“I use the software in my own research and am constantly evaluating new ways to integrate it into the courses I teach and the research I do at Mines,” Bruce Trudgill, associate professor in the department of geology and geological engineering, said. “The software allows our students to visualize and interpret geological features fully in three dimensions, providing a unique academic learning experience and a significant head start when they enter the petroleum industry.”

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