$2B geo-technical computer lab for UG

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Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman (centre) University of Guyana Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ivelaw Griffith (right) and Managing Director of Schlumberger for Trinidad and the Caribbean, Sean Herrera cut the ribbon to officially open the Geotechnical Computer Lab at the University of Guyana.

With the advent of the oil and gas sector in Guyana, the University of Guyana (UG) is now equipped with a geo-technical computer lab valued in excess of two billion dollars.

The lab, which will expose students to surface exploration and subsurface exploration, will serve hundreds of students from the Petroleum Engineering, Mining, Geological Engineering and Civil Engineering Departments in the Faculty of Engineering and Technology.

The laboratory facility was refurbished with funds from the Ministry of Natural Resources and GGMC’s grant while the computer systems along with the relevant software and training were provided by Schlumberger, the world’s largest oilfield services company.

“Schlumberger is pleased to be donating computer workstations and Petrel geoscience software licenses. This embodies the aforementioned commitment by Schlumberger to educational development,” expressed Sean Herrera, the Managing Director of Schlumberger for Trinidad and the Caribbean.

“Petrel is one of the most widely used geoscience software platforms globally in the industry, not only therefore will the university students be using world-class software to augment their curriculum, they’ll be entering the workplace with valuable knowledge of and experience with a platform likely to be used by prospective employers locally and indeed globally,” he further added. [Extracted and Modified from the Department of Public Information]

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