The Colorado School of Mines has received a multi-year license gift of software valued at $114 million from Schlumberger.
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
“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
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