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Mines Staff

Modeling tools allow Mines geology students, faculty to test and validate structural data

Colorado School of Mines geology students and faculty have access to advanced software for structural modeling and restoration, thanks to an educational license gift from Petroleum Experts Ltd. valued at $6.56 million.

Petroleum Experts’ MOVE software suite is an essential tool to test and validate structural interpretations of field and subsurface data, representatives of Mines’ Department of Geology and Geological Engineering said. 

The MOVE suite includes 2D Kinematic Modeling, 3D Kinematic Modeling, Geomechanical Modeling, Fracture Modeling, Fault Response Modeling, Fault Analysis, Stress Analysis, Move Link Petrel, Move Link OpenWorks and Move Link GST. The donation also includes the IPM suite of licenses.

Petroleum Experts initially provided Mines with a one-year educational license of the modeling tools. Since then, the educational gift license has been renewed in December 2019, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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