McPS software donation to support student training, research in geosciences

The University of Tulsa Department of Geosciences has received a McPS software donation valued at $900,000. The Institute of Multi-Component Seismic Technique in Beijing, China, has given TU six sets of Multi-component Processing System (McPS) licenses, training and supporting services. Faculty and students will use the advanced software technology for seismic data analysis, processing and imaging.

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McPS software donation

McPS is a Redhat Linux-based multi-component seismic data processing tool widely used by large oil companies in China. Core technology of the product was invented by Jun Lu, associate professor of geophysics at China University of Geosciences, and Yun Wang, professor of geophysics at China University of Geosciences. McPS allows geophysicists to conduct three-component data coupling, noise attenuation, vector wave separation, anisotropic migration and more. The software features a person-computer interactive interface, database management mechanism, parallel job control and process quality control.

“We are pleased and grateful that the Institute of Multi-Component Seismic Technique has donated this valuable software to TU,” said Jingyi Chen, Decker Dawson Associate Professor of Geophysics in the TU Department of Geosciences. Chen said McPS is used primarily for analyzing and processing seismic reflection data, which generates geological structure images of the subsurface. “In our department, McPS is crucial for student training and research, and we can further develop new modules on the software platform.”