Dawna Roederer, Ohio University Geology BS ’09, has recently collaborated with Rogii towards a generous donation of several copies of Rogii’s StarSteer geosteering software for her alma mater. With the software and its associated licenses valued at $310,500, Roederer said, “It’s the best geosteering software I’ve ever used and the makers of it are super generous.” She went on to elaborate, “The really cool thing about this software is that it allows you to map in it and compare wells that are close by. It’s an all-inclusive software that lets you do everything at once rather than using five different programs.”
At a time when competition for jobs may be stiff for young geoscientists, this will give the Ohio University graduates a potential leg up on the competition as they will already have experience with a software suite that is commonly used throughout North America. “If students have experience with StarSteer coming right of out college, that’s going to look really solid on a resume, and that goes a long way,” Roederer said. Dr. Greg Nadon, Associate Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator of the Geology department, helped Roederer to install the software on the department’s computers. “Having an opportunity to use this type of software and interact with alumni who use the program on a routine basis will provide our students with both technical skills that will help them land and keep a job, as well as an understanding of the expectations the industry has for new hires,” he said.
This is part of an ongoing effort within Rogii to reach out to universities and professional societies to both introduce students to geosteering fundamentals and technology and to contribute to the petroleum community overall.
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