Robert L. Bolin Petroleum Geology Lab

Image of students at workstation examining seismic data and constructing a fence diagram.

The R.L. Bolin Petroleum Geology Laboratory is a state-of-the-art computing facility to support advanced teaching and research in oil and gas exploration and production. Workstations permit students and faculty to digitize and process analog data, incorporate digital files, assess correlations, construct images of the subsurface, and model reservoir characteristics.

In addition to quality software purchased by the lab, additional software for the lab has been generously donated by Schlumberger and IHS.  The software available includes Schlumberger Petrel for geological modeling, Schlumberger Eclipse for dynamic reservoir simulation, IHS Petra for mapping, cross sections, well log plotting, and volumetric calculations, and IHS Kingdom Suite for seismic interpretation.