Emerson donates oil and gas reservoir characterisation software licenses to AUC

RoxarThe license aims to provide long-term support for a new generation of Cairo engineers. (Image source: Emerson)Emerson has donated licenses for Roxar RMS, Roxar Tempest Suite and Roxar METTE, the company’s oil and gas reservoir characterisation and engineering software, to The American University in Cairo (AUC)

The donation is part of Emerson’s initiative to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in industries, academies and communities around the globe.

The software is expected to aid the skill development of the country’s next generation of engineers in handling reservoir modelling technology, according to Emerson.

The software will be installed in AUC laboratories as a part of the students’ curriculum to provide a full range of reservoir engineering and simulation tools. It will support AUC’s engineering students in utilising the latest software modules focused in interpreting seismic data, well log interpretation and correlation, mapping and geomodelling and gridding.

“The knowledge that the students will develop through the operation of this industry-standard technology will benefit them in the future, as they enhance their skills in reservoir modelling and engineering,” said Samir Walia, regional manager for Roxar software solutions for Emerson Automation Solutions in Africa.

Emerson will also organise software introductory training and developing programme for students to take an internship with the company.

“Providing future generations of engineers, the state-of-the-art tools required understanding the vital disciplines of geology. Geophysics is one of the major goals we have for the growing industry,” according to Mark Dutton, vice-president of flow solutions for Emerson Automation Solutions, Middle East and Africa.

“We are pleased to receive this software, which will be vital for training our students in an industry-standard environment, making their skills relevant when they start operating in the real world,” said Speaking about the license, Ahmed El Banbi, chair of the Department of Petroleum and Energy Engineering at the School of Sciences and Engineering at AUC.

Headquartered in Missouri, the US, Emerson is a global technology and engineering company providing solutions for customers in industrial, commercial and residential markets.

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