The Launch Event of the Halliburton’s University Grants Program to Sultan Qaboos University was held at the University premises on 9 January 2018. At the event, Halliburton announced a multimillion dollar software grant to the Colleges of Science and Engineering at SQU. The grant provides access to leading industry software in geoscience, drilling and reservoir management so students can gain practical experience that prepares them for successful careers in the oil and gas industry.
The software, provided by Halliburton Landmark, includes a number of programs related to earth science and petroleum engineering disciplines that provide an opportunity for students to apply scientific and theoretical principles gained through the classroom in real-world scenarios. By incorporating these technologies in their curriculum, students can gain exclusive access to programs that help engineers locate, extract and produce oil and gas.
H.E. Dr. Ali bin Saud Al Bimani, the Vice Chancellor of Sultan Qaboos University said that SQU is proud to associate with Halliburton’s initiatives to support teaching and research through a comprehensive software grant program for universities. He hoped that the program would support undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research in seismic processing to exploration, drilling, production and beyond.
“Halliburton recognizes the importance for engineering students to have access to the latest tools to prepare them for successful careers. These software programs are used by companies in Oman and across the world and will give students first-hand knowledge of their use,” said Zeinoun Klink, vice president of Halliburton’s Eastern Gulf Region. “We are proud of our collaboration with Sultan Qaboos University and confident that this grant will complement the strong oil and gas curriculum to help faculty prepare the next generation of professionals.”
Through its University Software Grant Program, Halliburton fosters strategic academic relationships and supports education and research by contributing software to more than 200 universities worldwide. Founded in 1919, Halliburton is one of the world's largest providers of products and services to the energy industry. With approximately 50,000 employees, representing 140 nationalities in approximately 70 countries, the company helps its customers maximize value throughout the lifecycle of the reservoir — from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation, well construction and completion, and optimizing production throughout the life of the asset.