Scottish engineering firm renews multi-million-dollar software donation

December 18, 2019

For the third time since 2016, Scotland-based engineering firm Petroleum Experts (Petex) has donated software to the Swalm School of Chemical Engineering at Mississippi State University.

Petroleum ExpertsPetroleum Experts made their first software donation to Mississippi State in the fall of 2016 before adding a second donation in 2018.

In addition to supporting the Bagley College of Engineering’s petroleum engineering program, this year’s donation also includes software licenses for Mississippi State’s Department of Geosciences. The total donation has an equivalent value of $4,695,502.53.

“We can’t thank Petroleum Experts enough for continuing to support our petroleum engineering students,” said Bill Elmore, the department head for 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