Petroleum Experts Renews Tarleton Software Suite

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Petroleum Experts Limited has renewed the user licenses for a petroleum engineering and structural geology software package the Houston-based company donated in late 2019 to Tarleton State University’s Department of Chemistry, Geosciences and Physics.

The MOVE software is valued at more than $2.5 million.

Geoscientists and engineers use MOVE in any geological setting and across a variety of industry sectors. At Tarleton the software is integrated directly into the curriculum.

“This generous gift continues to provide our students access to relevant industry technology, which equips them to be competitive in the workplace,” said Tarleton President James Hurley. “We’re grateful for this ongoing partnership with Petroleum Experts.”

The donation specifically benefits students in Tarleton’s geoscience programs at both the undergraduate and master’s levels. The programs help prepare for careers in geology, environmental science, petroleum geology, earth science and hydrogeology.

“We in the geoscience program are excited to continue our collaboration with Petroleum Experts, and our students have already demonstrated the great benefits they receive from hands-on training with elite industry software,” said interim department head Dr. Ryan Morgan. “The impacts of donations like this are immeasurable.”

The software enables scientists in the oil and gas industry to dynamically model oil reservoirs, production and injection wells, and surface pipeline networks as an integrated production system.

The MOVE suite provides a platform for integrating and interpreting data, cross-section construction, 3D model building, kinematic restoration and validation, geo-mechanical modeling, fracture modeling, fault response modeling, and fault and stress analysis.

A founding member of The Texas A&M System, Tarleton State is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of more than 16,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Bryan and online. True to Tarleton’s values of excellence, integrity and respect, academic programs emphasize real world learning and address regional, state and national needs.