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UTP Receives Major Software Grant From Halliburton

Last update: 14/11/2017
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UTP Vice Chancellor, Datuk Ir (Dr) Abdul Rahim Hashim (left) and Halliburton regional vice president Asia Pacific, Rao Abdullah.
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 14 (Bernama) -- Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) has received a substantial software grant totaling more than US$79 million from Halliburton.

The grant provides access to the latest industry software in geosciences, engineering and analytics so students can gain practical experience that prepares them for successful careers in the oil and gas industry, it said in a statement.

The software, provided by Halliburton Landmark, includes a number of programmes that will allow students to apply scientific and theoretical principles learned in the classroom to real-world scenarios.

By incorporating these technologies in their curriculum, students will gain an understanding of programmess that help engineers locate, extract and produce oil and gas.

"Halliburton is proud to support UTP faculty and students with this grant because it provides a valuable opportunity to enhance the educational experience and train the next generation of engineers in the oil and gas industry," said Halliburton regional vice president Asia Pacific, Rao Abdullah in the statement.

Meanwhile, UTP Vice Chancellor, Datuk Ir (Dr) Abdul Rahim Hashim said that the software would provide realistic and technically up-to-date solutions tailored to its students' needs.

"This will ensure that our curriculum content is avant-garde and industry relevant. This will not only provide our graduates with the technical skills and knowledge of their chosen field, but also prepares them to become industry-ready, leading to high industry acceptance of UTP graduates," he said.

Through its University Software Grant Programme Halliburton contributes software to more than 200 universities worldwide to support teaching and research with the goal of fostering strategic academic relationships.

Since 2013, Halliburton has donated more than US$385 million in software grants to UTP.