Western Receives Donation of $223,000 in Subsurface Interpretation Software from IHS

~~Geology Students at Western State Colorado University will now have access to new data management and interpretation software, thanks to a donation from IHS.
IHS AccuMap is a mapping, data management and analysis software platform focused on the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin and Frontier petroleum exploration areas.  The gift provides Western students with the ability to participate in state-of-the-art classroom and laboratory learning exercises and to conduct real-world research projects.  The gift, valued at more than $223,000, includes access to engineering, infrastructure and land data and IHS AccuLogs database, a key enabler of undergraduate collaborative research.  Using the IHS database, students will now be able to work through educational projects that integrate surface-subsurface-engineering aspects of resource assessment problems.  “This gift will be a tremendous benefit to Western students in the Petroleum Geology and Energy Management Programs.  Real world data which is in current use in the Petroleum Industry, allows us to engage students in the types of projects that they will see when they graduate.  This applied training will be a great benefit to students and highly attractive to potential employers” said Dr. Brad Burton, Rady Chair of Petroleum Geology.  Thomas Burgraff, Executive Director of Western State Foundation added, “We thank IHS for their generous support of Western and our students.  This gift shows the wonderful student education and training made possible when generous corporations and individuals partner in our mission.  We are thrilled and grateful.”

Date: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 3:00pm to Friday, September 1, 2017 - 3:00pm