Scottish engineering firm renews multi-million dollar software donation

October 5, 2018

For the second time in two years, Scotland-based engineering firm Petroleum Experts (Petex) has donated more than $1.4 million worth of 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.

“We are extremely grateful to Petroleum Experts for renewing this generous donation,” said Bill Elmore, the department head for the Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering. “This software has been extremely beneficial to our students over the last two years and we are excited to be able to continue to offer this fantastic resource.”

The Petroleum Experts software gift includes licenses for PROSPER, PVTP, MBAL, REVEAL and HARDLOCK. 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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