Schlumberger Software Licenses for the University of Arizona College of Engineering

As the University of Arizona released, the department of mining and engineering received software licenses worth $23 million (software value and maintenance) from Schlumberger. The licenses include a workflow management program for mineral exploration and development, an oil and gas reservoir simulation program and a set of petrophysics analytical tools for oil and gas drilling.

Mary Poulton, head of the mining and geological department, sees the Schlumberger software license as a chance to change this. "It is an opportunity to use state-of-the-art software from the oil and gas industry and see how it can be adapted to mining and environmental applications," said Poulton, who is director of the UA's Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources.

Poulton's lab will host the software, but she said it will be available to other departments who can benefit from using it, such as geosciences, hydrology, and soil, water and environmental science. The software will also influence the curriculum: "We will be developing new courses around the software," Poulton said. "Any student in our program who takes a class using the software or needs it for their research can have access."

For more information contact:

Pete Brown, Communications Director
UA College of Engineering
520-621-3754
[email protected]

Steve Delgado, Communications
UA College of Engineering
520-621-2815
[email protected]