To support ongoing research and teaching in the Department of Earth Sciences and Geologic Resources, Petroleum Experts Limited (Petex) donated the MOVE suite of software valued at $2,764,444.18 to the department.

MOVE is kinematic software that allows users to either remove deformation and resemble stratigraphy to its undeformed state or sequentially deform strata to illustrate how faults and folds develop with time. The MOVE suite provides the complete range of tools to build, balance, restore and analyze cross-sections at a local and regional scale, as well as build detailed and complex 3D models linking surface and subsurface geology and geometry. In addition, the suite contains modules that facilitate isostatic, fracture and fault response modeling, as well as fault, stress and isostatic response analysis.

The department greatly appreciates the opportunity Petex provided for our students and faculty to work with the MOVE software suite. The software will be used in a range of courses from upper-level undergraduate to graduate courses on geologic mapping technology and tectonics.