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Oil services firm Schlumberger has donated software to help train SDSM&T students.
Oil services firm Schlumberger has donated software to help train SDSM&T students.
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December 11, 2015

SDSM&T Gets $172M Software Donation

Schlumberger, an oilfield services firm, has donated commercial-grade software to the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology to help train students to work in the oil industry, reports KOTA-TV

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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