Petroleum engineering students to benefit from software donation

November 3, 2020

Mississippi State’s petroleum engineering students will once again have access to industry leading computer software thanks to a donation from Scotland-based engineering firm Petroleum Experts.

Petroleum Experts (Petex)This will mark the third consecutive year, and fourth in the last five, that Petroleum Experts (Petex) has donated software to MSU’s Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering. The company made their first software donation to Mississippi State in the fall of 2016 before adding a second and third donations in 2018 and 2019, respectively.

In addition to supporting the Bagley College of Engineering’s petroleum engineering program, the donation also includes software licenses for Mississippi State’s Department of Geosciences. The total donation has an equivalent value of $4,696,502.53.

“We can’t thank Petroleum Experts enough for continuing to support our petroleum engineering students,” said Bill Elmore, director of the Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering. “This software is invaluable for our students as they learn about the petroleum engineering industry and is a fantastic educational resource.”

The Petroleum Experts software gift includes licenses for PROSPER, GAP PVTP, MBAL, REVEAL and RESOLVE. The suite of tools is used to study fluids, subsurface, well and surface engineering, and has benefits for reservoir engineers as well as production engineers. Mississippi State petroleum engineering students use the various software components as part of their educational training.

The software developed and donated by Petroleum Experts covers a vast array of tools that can be used alone or with other software packages.

The Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering is part of Mississippi State’s Bagley College of Engineering.

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By: Philip Allison