The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Missouri (MU) is pleased to announce that Petroleum Experts Limited (PETEX) has generously donated the MOVE suite of software, valued at $2,236,605, for educational and non-commercial research use. The MOVE suite is the preeminent software used by industry and academia globally for structural analysis and modeling at local and regional scales. The software contains modules for 2D/3D kinematic modeling, geomechanical modeling, sediment modeling, fracture modeling, fault and stress analysis, and other analyses.
The donation includes 10 licenses for all modules of the software. Professor’s Bidgoli and Gomez and their students in the Structural Geology and Tectonics lab group at MU will use the software to build retrodeformable cross sections across field research areas in California, Nevada, and Utah. The software will also be used for teaching demonstrations, tutorials, and exercises in several of the department’s courses, including GEOL 4680/7680 (Neotectonics and Earthquake Geology), GEOL 8002 (Extensional Tectonics), GEOL 8200 (Advanced Structural Geology), and GEOL 8450 (Tectonics and Sedimentation).
The department greatly appreciates the opportunity PETEX has provided our students and faculty by making the MOVE software suite available for research and teaching.