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Imperial College receives software worth $3.8 million from Landmark

31 August 2001
For Immediate Use

Imperial College has received technical software used in the analysis and interpretation of seismic reflection data from Landmark Graphics Corporation worth $3.8 million.

Seismic data provide images of the earth's subsurface and are widely used in finding and producing oil and gas.

The software is used within the Department of Earth Science and Engineering for teaching, particularly on the Petroleum Geoscience MSc which prepares graduates for work in the oil and gas industry. It is also used for geological and geophysical research into the subsurface structure of the earth. This gives the department access to the latest technology that is the industry standard for both research and teaching.

Professor Mike Warner, head of the Department of Earth Science and Engineering, said: "The Landmark software will provide us with comprehensive, state-of-the-art tools for education and research in in earth science and petroleum studies. This timely industrial collaboration will further strengthen the College's research programme at the forefront of petroleum technology."

John Gibson, president and CEO of Landmark, said: "Students entering our industry today must have a solid understanding of new technology, as well as how to work effectively on multidisciplinary teams. It is my hope that the students at Imperial College will benefit greatly by applying this leading-edge technology from Landmark and as a result find themselves better prepared for careers in the new, knowledge-based petroleum industry."

For further information contact:

Dr Lidia Lonergan
Department of Earth Science and Engineering
Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 6465

Abigail Smith
Press Officer
Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 6701

Notes to Editors

The Department of Earth Science and Engineering at Imperial College has well-established research and training partnerships with the petroleum industry. With one of the largest concentrations of petroleum scientists and engineers in a UK academic institution, the Department facilitates multidisciplinary research between geologists, geophysicists and petroleum engineers to advance oil and gas exploration and appraisal and reservoir management. Website:

Landmark Graphics Corporation is a leading supplier of integrated E&P technical and economic software and services to support decision making about finding, drilling and producing oil and gas. Website:

Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine is the largest applied science, technology and medicine university institution in the UK. It is consistently rated in the top three UK university institutions for research quality, with one of the largest annual turnovers (UKP339 million in 1999-2000) and research incomes (UKP176 million in 1999-2000). Website: