Global information and analytics provider
IHS has granted a software license worth an estimated $4.4 million over three
years to UT Arlington’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, giving
students and professors access to the latest in petroleum industry technology.
The IHS KINGDOM software is widely used
in the petroleum and natural gas industry for seismic interpretation related to
exploration and production. The UT Arlington Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences will benefit
greatly from the company’s gift, said Pamela Jansma, dean of the UT Arlington College of Science.
"UT Arlington geoscience students, especially those in
our petroleum-focused Master of Science program, are the real winners here,” Jansma
said. “This is a great tool, and IHS's generosity will insure they'll be
experienced in using this critical software when they graduate. "
The American Geological Institute
estimated that employment in geoscience-related occupations would grow about 23
percent from 2008 to 2018.
The in-kind agreement for three-year
licensing will provide software packages for 25 UT Arlington computers. The University
also uses IHS PETRATM, another IHS software product, to interpret well
log information. Colorado-based IHS acquired Seismic Micro-Technology, which
developed IHS KINGDOM, in 2011.
“The goal of the IHS Educational Gifts
program is to put leading-edge geoscience software in the hands of students and
faculty for educational and research purposes,” said Bill Stephenson, IHS vice
president of sales, Americas. “It also gives them software experience with the
tools used in the global energy marketplace.”
William Moulton, a geophysicist with 30
years experience in petroleum exploration and development, teaches seismic
interpretation at UT Arlington. He said familiarity with the software is
“Today’s work environment requires
managing, interpreting and analyzing these exploration data sets,” he said.
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