Petroleum Experts donates $5.3 million in software licenses to MSU students

November 5, 2021

For the fourth consecutive year, Mississippi State’s petroleum engineering students will have access to industry leading computer software thanks to a donation from Scotland-based engineering firm Petroleum Experts.

The Petroleum Experts (Petex) 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.

“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.”

Combined with a similar donation to Mississippi State’s Department of Geosciences, Petroleum Experts is donating more than $5.3 million in software licenses to Mississippi State students.

This year’s donation marks the fifth time in the last six years that Petroleum Experts 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 donations in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

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