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Volume 68, Issue 152, Monday, June 30, 2003


Gift advances petroleum studies

Cougar News Service

A Kingdom Suite seismic software package has been donated to the UH Department of Geosciences by Houston based Seismic MicroTechnology -- a gift valued at more than $1.4 million when combined with a legitimate licensing agreement.

The software will be used for petroleum exploration strategies and related educational research, said John Casey, head of the Department of Geosciences.

"This software will enhance our abilities to interpret seismic data and it will give our students the opportunity to learn using cutting-edge technology," Casey said in a press release.

The Kingdom Suite seismic software can be used both at sea and on land to interpret seismic data collected in petroleum exploration.

The information collected in the field is taken back to the lab or to the classroom for analysis.

The software grant and licensing agreement will allow up to 20 students or researchers at a time to access the software in the Geosciences' department computer lab.

Undergraduates will use the software in the classroom which can be run on a personal computer, while graduate students use the software for research applications, Casey said.

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