The software, valued at $172 million, comes from the Schlumberger company and provides tools to analyze seismic data, create maps, build reservoir models and more, according to an SDSM&T news release.
The software will help students in the school's new minor in petroleum systems and a petroleum systems graduate certificate. In recent years, 20 percent of SDSM&T graduates have gone to work in the energy industry. The school's proximity to energy fields in North Dakota and Wyoming led it to launch an Energy Services Initiative two years ago.
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