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Donation of industry-leading software gives WVU students an edge

Schlumberger gift to benefit the Department of Geology and Geography

Access to industry-leading software – donated for more than a decade by Schlumberger, a worldwide provider of technology for reservoir characterization, drilling, production and processing within the oil and gas industry – gives students at West Virginia University’s Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources and Eberly College of Arts and Sciences an edge in coursework, research and the job market.

The Schlumberger donation provides WVU students and faculty with free access to seven software tools widely used in the oil and gas industry – the Petrel* E&P software platform, ECLIPSE* industry-reference reservoir simulator, INTERSECT* high-resolution reservoir simulator, Techlog* wellbore software platform, PIPESIM* steady-state multiphase flow simulator, OLGA* dynamic multiphase flow simulator and Mangrove* engineered stimulation design in the Petrel platform. The software, which would cost WVU millions of dollars to purchase, is used to answer important questions and conquer critical challenges associated with energy exploration and production.


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