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EGI, University of Utah Receive Software Donation from IHS

The University of Utah recently announced a generous donation from IHS, Inc., which will benefit students, faculty, and researchers in geoscience and engineering.

Software company IHS Inc. has donated 40 of its IHS Kingdom geoscience software licenses, training, and supporting services to the University of Utah. The donation allows the university’s undergraduate and graduate students, as well as its geoscience and engineering faculty, to have access to the latest software technology for oil and gas geoscience interpretation and industry research.

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Image courtesy of IHS, Inc. IHS Kingdom® software

IHS Kingdom is a Microsoft Windows-based geoscience software interpretation tool used by thousands of geoscientists in more than 100 countries to evaluate potential oil and gas reservoirs and plan field development.  IHS Kingdom enables geologists and geophysicists to conduct dynamic depth conversion of time-based data — transforming a common geosciences workflow and increasing the efficiency and accuracy of a process that used to take hours to complete, and now is completed more quickly.

EGI is grateful for the generous donation, one that will help further the innovative research EGI scientists pursue in service to CA members and the energy industry at large. “The software donation provides University of Utah faculty, researchers, and students another valuable tool to advance research,” notes EGI Director Raymond Levey.

View the full University Press Release

Radio West Interview with Robert Bryce Available for Listening

On March 11, 2015 EGI and the University of Utah hosted author and speaker Robert Bryce for a series of compelling and dynamic presentations on the science, journalism, and practical politics of energy innovation. EGI hosted Mr. Bryce at noon for theThe Hinckley Institute of Politics Salad & Science lecture and later an evening discussion at the Salt Lake City Public Library’s main auditorium. Earlier in the day he spoke to the award-winning Utah radio program Radio West in which he discussed his recent book: Smaller Lighter Faster Denser Cheaper: How Innovation Keeps Proving the Catastrophists Wrong. Mr. Bryce’s full interview is available to listen to at Radio West on KUER.