MOVE Software Donation

The Department is pleased to announce the donation of the Move software suite by Petroleum Experts.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is pleased to announce the donation of the Move software suite by Petroleum Experts (Petex) based in Edinburgh.

The Move software suite is the industry standard for structural modelling of the subsurface geology.

The donation, which is valued at £1,601,839.98 comprises 10 licences for all modules of the software, including 2D and 3D kinematic modelling, geomechanical modelling, as well as fault- and fracture-analysis.

The University of Strathclyde’s world-leading research into ground engineering and energy geoscience will make use of the software in a number of research projects. Such projects include: establishing fault slip tendency and reactivation potential at oil and gas production sites; assessing potential for microseismic events at Carbon Capture and Storage projects; and understanding fault and fracture fluid pathways in natural CO2 springs. In teaching applications we will use the software in our undergraduate courses to teach students structural modelling and, in particular, stress analysis as applied to the subsurface.

 Professor and Head of Department Zoe Shipton welcomed the donation saying “We are very happy to further our industrial partnerships in subsurface engineering with Petex and we are grateful for access to the Move software which we will use in our research and teaching”.

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