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Eliis and UTP Strategic Collaboration

Eliis and UTP Strategic Collaboration


Seri Iskandar, 29 March 2022 - Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) and Eliis Sdn. Bhd (Eliis), an international software leader in seismic interpretation and geoscience services provider, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to expand their collaboration in both academic and research activities. 

The MoU was signed by UTP Vice Chancellor, Professor Ts. Dr Mohamed Ibrahim Abdul Mutalib and the Vice President of Eliis Southeast Asia Region (SEA), Jusmila Baharom.

UTP Director of Institute of Hydrocarbon Recovery, Associate Professor Dr Syahrir Ridha and Geoscientist of Eliis, Nurul Fahana Zawri witnessed the signing.

Eliis is a French-based company who provides a competitive and integrated seismic interpretation software that empowers energy companies to achieve successful 2D and 3D subsurface investigations. Through the PaleoScan™ platform, geoscientists can rapidly and efficiently screen through an entire seismic cube and seamlessly analyze digital data.

This collaboration was initiated through Eliis’ donation of a 15 PaleoScan software licenses to UTP valued at USD2.25 million each year.  Since then, Eliis has worked closely with UTP Geoscience Department and UTP Southeast Asia Carbonate Research Laboratory (SEACaRL) through software training, joint research collaborations and student development programs.

“Through this collaboration, we had achieved activities such as joint research project and publication as well as student internship program. We are keen to embark on a new collaboration with Eliis in research towards sustainable development as well as to upscale the software skills of our future geoscience graduates through the embedment of the PaleoScan certification software training in student academic program. We believe that our future research and academic collaboration will align with the industry’s future direction and are ready to catch up with the fast pace of this digital era,” said Mohamed Ibrahim. 

“Providing high-level geoscience technological instruments to all future geosciencientists are crucial in addressing the major challenges of energy, climate and economy the world is facing today. Through our successful collaboration with UTP since the last 4 years, we are committed to consistently engage and support robust geoscience programs and provide the opportunity for students and researchers to better embrace and adopt digital data in performing high-standard evaluations. We are proud and honored to be part of this synergy to further nurture and equip the new generation of geoscience talents,” said Jusmila Baharom.