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Imperial College receives $1.5 million grant from Seismic Micro-Technology

31 August 2001
For Immediate Use

Imperial College has received a three-year grant of petroleum geoscience software for use on networked PCs in a classroom setting. This grant for Kingdom Suite software, worth $1.5 million, was donated by Seismic Micro-Technology as part of its Educational Gift Program.

Kingdom Suite is extremely useful for teaching and is used extensively by the College on the Petroleum Geoscience and Petroleum Engineering MSc courses, which aim to equip graduates with skills essential for the modern petroleum and allied service industries. It will also be used in Continuing Professional Development courses for oil industry professionals in the recently launched European Geoscience Technology Training Centre, which is the first centre of its type outside the USA.

Professor Mike Warner, head of the Department of Earth Science and Engineering, said: "The technical demands of the petroleum industry are changing rapidly. Seismic Micro-Technology's software will allow us to educate our students using cutting-edge technology and help prepare them for the rigours of the petroleum industry."

Alejandro Garcia, Director of Education at Seismic Micro-Technology, said: "Seismic Micro-Technology's Education Gift Program has donated software to more than 100 educational institutions internationally in the past three years. By providing classrooms with software currently in use by the petroleum industry, students can acquire valuable skills that can be immediately used when they enter the job market."

For further details 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

Seismic Micro-Technology's Kingdom Suite software is an industry leader for Windows NT-based seismic interpretation of 2D and/or 3Dseismic data, with extensive visualisation and synthetic seismogram modelling capabilities. Website:

The European Geoscience Technology Training Centre at Imperial College offers practical, hands-on training in the interpretation, modelling and visualisation of digital subsurface geoscience and engineering data for oil industry professionals. It is the first technology training centre sponsored by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists outside North America. The centre is co-sponsored by the Geological Society of London and the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain and starts operations in November 2001.

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: