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Department of Earth Sciences receives donation of 10 MOVE suite software licences from Petroleum Exports Ltd.

students at The College of Wooster use MOVE suite software

The Department of Earth Sciences at The College of Wooster announced that Petroleum Experts Ltd. recently donated 10 licenses of its MOVE suite software package to be used for educational and training purposes. This marks the fourth year in which Wooster Earth Sciences has worked with Petroleum Experts Ltd. This generous donation of 10 licenses of the MOVE suite to the College currently has a market value of $2.54 million and is accessed through a hardware-based software protection device (a bitlock by Petex’s Network Licensing Manager, HARDLOCK).

The MOVE suite is the global industry standard for structural modeling, and its software modules include 2D/3D kinematic modeling, geomechanical modeling, sediment modeling, fracture modeling, fault analysis, and stress analysis, to name a few. When using the MOVE suite, Wooster faculty and students are able to interpret data, build cross-sections, and kinematically and dynamically analyze structural histories. More information about Petroleum Experts Ltd. and the MOVE suite can found here.

Petroleum Experts Ltd. is based in Edinburgh, Scotland, with a satellite office in Houston, Texas. The Department of Earth Sciences is appreciative of the diligent team effort at Petroleum Experts Ltd. that worked to make this current year’s donation possible. The department is also grateful for the conscientious work of numerous colleagues at the College, including Vince DiScipio, Ellen Falduto, and Lisa Perfetti, and especially those in Technology Services who install and upkeep the MOVE suite.

During the upcoming calendar year, the faculty and students of the Department of Earth Sciences will benefit enormously from using the integrative MOVE suite.

Those students enrolled in the following courses will have access to class modules that require MOVE modeling capabilities: ESCI 340 (Structural Geology), ESCI 345 (Tectonics and Basin Analysis), and ESCI 401/451/452 (Independent Study).

students at The College of Wooster sit at computers using MOVE suite software

From left, clockwise: Justine Berina ’22, Fred Zhao ’23, Ryan Sullivan ’23, Athena Tharenos ’24, Mazvita Chikomo ’22

Published Dec. 16, 2021

Posted in Faculty, News.


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