For immediate release
June 18, 2015
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UAA receives largest in-kind donation in university system history
Schlumberger donates $33 million in geology software
The University of Alaska Anchorage recently received the largest in-kind donation in
University of Alaska System history.
Schlumberger, a leading oilfield service company, is donating to UAA a state-of-the-art
geology software package with a $33 million market value. The company’s suite of
software includes PETREL E&P, which geologists use to collect data underground and
build sophisticated 4-D* graphics of what lies miles below our feet.
“This is one of the most critical skills for students to learn in order to compete for jobs in
the petroleum industry,” said Jennifer Aschoff, a professor of geological sciences and
the driving force behind UAA’s new partnership with Schlumberger.
Faculty will install and test the software so it’s ready for students in the fall. As UAA
researchers compile new information they will make that data public, helping us learn
more about what lies beneath Alaska’s surface.
"We are incredibly excited that Schlumberger chose UAA as an educational ally," said
UAA Provost Samuel Gingerich. "Schlumberger is giving our faculty and students key
tools to fulfill their goals, and in turn, UAA faculty and students will help fill Alaska’s need
for energy education and research."
Schlumberger is the world’s leading supplier of technology, integrated project
management and information solutions to customers working in the oil and gas industry
worldwide. Learn more at
The University of Alaska Anchorage is Alaska’s largest university, educating more than
20,000 students annually and offering programs in more than 200 areas of study. UAA’s
mission is to discover and disseminate knowledge through teaching, research,
engagement and creative expression. Learn more at
*Editor’s note: 4-D is correct. The first three dimensions are spatial: The fourth
dimension is time.

UAA receives largest in-kind donation in university system history