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Oilfield firm donates $172M in software to School of Mines

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Oilfield services company Schlumberger has donated $172 million worth of software to the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology to strengthen the school’s energy resources initiative.

The Houston-based company provides technology and other support services for the oil and gas industry in areas such as western North Dakota’s oil patch.

School officials say the software will be used in courses supporting the new petroleum systems minor and graduate certificate program, other petroleum-related curricula and research. Courses include petroleum production and drilling engineering, the petroleum field camp and petroleum geology.

The 12 software technologies will allow students to interpret seismic data, correlate well logs and build reservoir models and maps. They will also help students analyze wells for surveillance and forecast modeling and simulate flow for oil and gas production.

In related news, School of Mines raises $1.4M toward oil, gas industry effort.

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