May 15, 2011

Schlumberger Gives $45.1M Software Gift to Herd Department of Petroleum Engineering

Visualizing reservoirs of oil and gas buried deep underground used to require an active imagination and hours spent pouring over geologic surveys.

Now, exploring every square inch of these fossil fuel formations is as easy as opening your laptop, thanks to a $45.1 million gift from Schlumberger.

The gift, approved by the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents during a meeting on May 12, will provide students and faculty in the Bob L. Herd Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas Tech University with access to state-of-the-art visualization software. Included in the gift are new software modules that add functionality to 100 licenses of Schlumberger’s ECLIPSE software currently used by the department.

“We appreciate Schlumberger’s generosity and continued support of the Bob L. Herd Department of Engineering,” said Texas Tech University System Chancellor Kent Hance. “This gift provides access to industry-standard software that will help our students compete in the marketplace and our faculty compete for research grants.”

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