Aberdeen’s software link

AberdeenUniversity has become one of a few institutions to employ a software package to help enhance research and teaching within its School of Geosciences.

Schlumberger Information Solutions has contributed multiple licenses of its Seismic-to-Simulation software package Petrel to the university. The donation follows an initial trial period of two years where Petrel was increasingly used in subsurface interpretation and modelling projects at the university.

The software will be used for technology in projects including subsurface interpretation of seismic and borehole data, modelling of reservoir properties in subsurface and outcrop and integrating satellite and outcrop logging data.

The software will facilitate the integration of a wide range of datasets and benefit research and teaching of the MSc in Integrated Petroleum Geoscience at the university.

Schlumberger Information Solutions UK and Ireland manager Dean Quigley said: ‘Creating a strong working relationship between industry and academia is a prime objective for Schlumberger.’