CGG GeoSoftware has donated its Hampson-Russell and Jason geophysical software suites, covering all aspects of reservoir characterization, to the Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar (IIT BBS).
Students of Earth Sciences at IIT BBS are using the donated software suites, worth over $5 million, to conduct research into quantitative reservoir characterization based on case studies and real-world scenarios. The aim of their research is to investigate inversion methods that provide better estimations of hydrocarbons in specific targeted zones using seismic data.
Kamal al-Yahya, Senior Vice President, GeoSoftware, CGG, said: “The aim of our active University Software Donation Program is to inspire the next generation of geoscientists by arming them with the tools they need to understand and contribute to an ever changing technological environment. Our donation to the IIT BBS is also an excellent example of GeoSoftware’s commitment to supporting research in emerging countries around the world. Students at IIT BBS will be able to wield integrated approaches to reservoir characterization that will not only enhance their education but also drive the industry to develop innovative methods to better understand and characterize oil and gas reserves.”